Post # 1
The tables in our venue are rectangular with eight seats.
I’m not sure whether tall arrangments in vases would look best or long arrangements which just rest directly on the table.
What do the Bees think?
Here is a pic of the room:
Post # 3
@PositiveThinking: Maybe you could do small arrangements along the whole table and add a tall one in the middle or maybe two talls arrangements on each end?
Post # 4
Tall would block people being able to easily see/converse with each other…
Post # 5
@PositiveThinking: I was thinking small. The lighting is already hanging down from the ceiling; I don’t know about you and I’d have to see what it would really look like, but I’d imagine large centrepieces would make the room feel a bit claustrophobic.
Post # 6
@PositiveThinking: Tall arrangements would make it harder for people to talk to each other. Whenever I see them done, people just knock them to the side or put them on the ground.
Post # 7
I really dislike tall arrangements at weddings. The one I went to this weekend had a tall arrangement and I had to lean around it whenever I wanted to talk to the person across from me. So, I voted long!
Otherwise you could do a few smaller arrangements scattered down the table.
Post # 8
I voted for long for a few reasons:
The lights in the room are kind of low already to go to high.
Tall are harder to see/talk to the person across from you.
Mainly I’m terrified of tall ones as I’m a clutz and scared of bumping a table and knocking one over…LOL
I think something with the high in the pic below would be good for that layout. Not to big, and not to small. And very pretty!
Post # 9
We have similar tables (though for 20 people total, haha) and we are doing long! Maximizes chatting opportunities, as PPs have said.
And here’s a gratuitous inspiration pic for our tables!
Post # 10
I like long for rectanglular tables and tall for circular!
Post # 11
I definitely wouldn’t do tall… the beautiful lights already come down from the ceiling, you don’t really need anything else going UP. Plus, it wouldn’t decorate the whole table, since the table is rectangular. And it would block guests from being able to see/talk to each other!
I’d suggest a long, low centerpiece along the length of the table, or even something simple with just petals scattered… like this:
Or, do lots of smaller low centerpieces, like square vases:
Or, alternate low small vases with a flower and tall glass vases with submerged flowers (you can still see guests through these!):
OR, (and this is kind of my favorite, because it’s pretty unique!!) long, low “trough” type glass with a little water and FLOATING flowers (and you could add floating candles, too, for ambience!), like this:
Here’s a rectangular “trough” type with floating orchids:
Post # 12
Thanks ladies! I was thinking of long arrangements and my husband was all about tall.
Post # 13
This makes a lot of sense. Thanks!