Opinions on centrepieces

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Personally I think it is too much. The two outlying are they pasta sauce jars, just seem out of place. 

I also do not like centrepieces that obstruct views (the birdcage) especially on round tables. It means that you can’t talk to people across the table and get stuck only talking to the two people to your left and right.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

I like the books with the jars and runner. But I like simple.

Could you use the birdcages elsewhere? On the cake table?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MsChandler i like where you’re going but agree its a little cluttered. Unless they are REALLY big tables I’d go with just the table runner, books & one jar with candle. Maybe another small thing, like a votive or a bus vase with one small bloom. Definitely not the huge birdcage. I’d use those on the gift table as a card box and maybe on the floor? Too big for the dinner tables. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Second picture is MUCH better!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

Looking good Smile

And much easier for set up and pack down.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Much, much prefer the second picture!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MsChandler:  love the new one! So romantic!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsChandler:  i love this simpler setup! I had a similar look at my own wedding, with blue and brown vintage books and white flowers, so I’m biased. 🙂 A few bits of advice:

1. Remember to incorporate the table number somewhere. Make it pretty, so it’s part of your centerpiece.

2. If you can find candlesticks in thrift stores, varying the heights of the candles gives a nice, eclectic look. If not, no big deal.

3. A simple formula for making a pretty, eclectic display: Use an odd number of items. They should vary in height. The second tallest item should be half the height of the tallest item. And you can cheat and place items on a stack of books to give them more height.

I think your birdcages are pretty, too. You can still use the birdcages as decor elsewhere. Maybe on the buffet table or gift table? Or at the ceremony?

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