Post # 1
I need help deciding which centerpieces to go with. Our reception will be in a ballroom, with 16 foot ceilings. We definitely want flower centerpieces, but aren’t sure if they should be tall or short. The tall ones my florist has are tall enough that the flowers would be over everyone’s heads, and the centerpieces themselves are clear and thin, so I don’t think they would get in the way of guests’ views of each other.
What do you Bees think? Do you prefer short or tall flower centerpieces?
Post # 3
I personally prefer tall, but I may be biased cuz I had tall centerpieces. But I think if you are doing it at a ballroom with tall ceilings, you need to do tall. The short ones will just look out of place and maybe sad looking? good luck!
Post # 4
You can do a mix of tall and short on different tables! I love that look.
Post # 5
I know right now it may seem like the tall centerpieces won’t get in the way, but in my experience tall centerpieces are always in the way somehow. At the very least they’re distracting. Looking at sample centerpieces for 5 minutes is a completely different experience from actually sitting at a table and trying to socially navigate around them. A clear, thin stem can actually be quite annoying over the course of an entire reception.
Go with what you like because it’s your day, but as a guest I would rather have short centerpieces. They can be equally as lovely and will be less distracting.
Post # 6
I prefer short ones as a guest.
Post # 7
I agree…I’ve always preferred the short ones as a guest. But FI thinks the tall ones might be better suited to our venue. So I’m really torn!
Post # 8
I’m alternating between tall and short. It creates a really dynamic room! Just make sure the tall ones have a thin/clearn base
Post # 9
Do you have pictures? I think you should pick whichever you like better, or do what
@Petite_Fraise: said and alternate!
Post # 10
Mine are short, but tall are OK if they are done right.
Post # 11
I think fall centerpieces tend to look more elegant, but they can get in the way. But they’re so pretty! So I voted tall, even if they aren’t the most practical.
Post # 12
@Utopia4us: No pictures yet. I’m meeting with my florist in August, and she said she’d like me to have ideas of what I like. I’m just really stuck on this!
Post # 13
I voted for tall! It sounds like it will be really nice with your venue. We couldn’t do tall at ours because it is outside and could be windy.
Post # 14
I am a sucker for tall and very dramatic centerpieces, especially in rooms like you have described. Whatever you choose the key is that they either need to be tall enough or short enough so that with flowers etc they are not in the way. I have been to several weddings with short arrangements that with the flowers added are actually in direct eye line and very annoying.
We opted for 33″ candelabra centerpieces. Here is a photo to get an idea of where the height versus line of sight would be.
Post # 15
short! i hate being a guest at a wedding with tall centerpieces, it really limits talking to other people at the table.
Post # 16
@Bazingau: Our wedding planner said the same thing, do half tall and half short! She says the look better to the eye… I’ll take her word for it. 😉
@Treejewel19: Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!