Post # 1
Hello all :)…I am new to Weddingbee but am already addicted to the site, it has kept my sanity, anywho my Reception Venue has Rectangular tables and I am stuck when it comes to centerpieces.
The Wedding itself is very informal so I’m looking for simple and inexpensive centerpieces, any ideas?
btw my colors are purple and ivory/white (i haven’t decided)
Post # 3
I suggest pushing two rectangle tables together and covering with one large white table cloth. Place silver charges at each setting with a purple napkin folded and menu slipped inside. In the middle place one large yet low circle full of shades of purple flowers and scatter candles all around. It will be a very classy and beutiful look without being two formal or fussy especially if you use garden chairs with no covers or bows. And plus side really shouldn’t cost much since you’ll get a more dramatic look while only needing half the center pieces. Plus with rectangle tables you often need center pieces the whole length which can get pricy.
If you don’t or can’t have large tables like above then create a maze like effect by connecting all the tables and alternating flowers in cluster with candles and bowls with petals the whole lenghth of all the tables.
Hope that gives you some ideas
Post # 4
If your tables are long and rectangular, I would recommend a combination of vases that go down the center of the tables. Instead of going the typical “tall vase with a ball of flowers on top” you could do all sorts of different flowers, or all the same. Your vases could be different heights, but all pretty close to the table. Add candles and I think it would look really elegant.
Post # 5
I’m with BeachBrideT – smaller, tall vases, of varying heights going down the table. The most recent Martha Stewart Weddings magazine has a sample of this too. Good luck!!
Post # 6
Day or evening?
Day: Take strips of sod (available at a garden supply store) and cut out circles for flowers, plants. Very garden party like. Here is a picture of the general concept although there was a much prettier version in an old issue of InStyle magazine last year:
Evening: Buy long rectangle mirrors (less than $10 at Walmart) and cover with candles. Sort of like this but instead have many smaller candles of varying height for more visual interest:
Another way to do this is to forget the mirrors, and lay down a thick row of rose petals and stick votive candles here and there.
Post # 7
Are your tables being put together as one long table or are you seating 6-8 people at each table seperately?
We’re using rectangular tables w/ 6 people at each table. We’re going to go with one single floral centerpiece in the middle of the table w/ a paper airplane sticking out of the top lol its cute, I swear. It goes with our “theme” (ew I hate calling it that). The glasses, plates & cutlery take up so much room already…
If you have longer tables, you could do something like this with candles & flowers but in your colors. Its definitely one of the more inexpensive options 🙂
Post # 8
We didn’t want to spend money on centerpieces since no one really cares. So what we are doing is having the table markers be our centerpieces. Each table will be designated a letter instead of a number. Then on the table marker, it will say S (big letter) and a little smaller- “stands for Sips, the site of our first date.” and other words for things about us. Easy, personal and cheap!
Post # 9
This is what a friend of mine did for her reception. It’s similar to what I am going to do as well. Wheat grass is cheap to buy and cheaper to grow with very little work. You can put it in all sort of containters and stick a flower or two into the soil to have it match your colors.
Post # 10
I agree with posters about having various sizes, shapes going down the length of the table.
Post # 11
WOW, thanks all…def. got the answer I needed 🙂