Post # 1
We recently met with a florist that we really like, and are considering signing a contract. She’s advocating for using both tall and short centerpieces, and since neither of us have been to a wedding with a mixture, I was wondering what your thoughts were? If you have pictures that show what it would look like with both, that would be even better!
We are having an evening wedding at Castle in the Clouds in NH, so the venue and theme is somewhat formal/elegant.
Post # 3
I say short. The last wedding i went to all of the centerpieces were so tall that no one could see across the tables and it was blocking everything. An hour in, all of the centerpieces ended up on the floor.
Post # 4
one, i’m so jealous of your venue. i LOVE castle in the clouds. but it was way out of budget for us.
two, i’d stick to one height. i’m too picky, i think a mix would make me twitchy.
Post # 6
I actually prefer the variance of tall and short!
Post # 7
We had tall and short centre pieces, here are some pictures.
Post # 8
@colorofmyheart: Thanks for your opinion, and the kind words about our venue! We are VERY excited about it – it was definitely a reach budget-wise, but FFIL offered to chip in to cover it!
@TorontoBride2be: THANK YOU so much for the pictures! Its so hard to visualize it, so seeing it done in another wedding helps tremendously!
If anyone else has pictures, I’d love to see them!
Post # 9
I don’t care much for a mix and I think that tall centerpeices, which annoying, are way more formal than short ones. If your wedding is super formal, I’d go with all tall.
Post # 10
@FutureDrScott: We had mostly tall centerpieces with some short ones mixed in here and there and it looked great. If you ensure that the centerpieces are tall enough they will not be in the way of your guests, I promise.
We had 33″ candelabras, the perfect height.
Post # 12
@FutureDrScott: We are doing a mixture! We have 8 tall and 13 short. My wedding is in two weeks, so I will try and remember to come post pictures after the fact! Our reasoning behind this is too many tall ones make it hard to see and make it seem more crowded. They are also more expensive. Because of this we landed on the mixture, and according to our florist it is popular and looks very nice! I think all short doesn’t give much height, but all tall is too much height (clouds visibility) so I am very excited about our mixture!
Post # 13
@ourlovesong: OMG you would be my hero if you could do that! We had the exact same discussion with our florist, and came to very similar conclusions about tall only and short only. Our florist was able to send us a couple pictures, but as you can guess, her focus when taking the picture was more on the flowers used than the overall look of the venue, so she didn’t have any that showed the mixture very well. If you get any photos that show the tall and short, please please send them!! I would be eternally grateful 🙂 Have a great wedding!!
Post # 14
I say go for the mix — we are also doing short and tall 🙂
Post # 15
Mixing is more interesting and keeps your eyes moving around the room. All short leaves nothing to focus on and all tall blocks the view of the room. I am talking about as people enter the reception room, what they will see as a whole.