(Closed) Tall or short centerpieces?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Tall or Short Centerpieces...which do you prefer?
    Short, but full, flower centerpieces : (22 votes)
    42 %
    Tall, but clear, flowers at the top centerpieces : (30 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You can do a mix of tall and short on different tables!  I love that look.

    Post # 5
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    369 posts
    Helper bee

    I prefer short ones as a guest.

    Post # 8
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    1964 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Do you have pictures? I think you should pick whichever you like better, or do what

    @Petite_Fraise:  said and alternate!

    Post # 10
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine are short, but tall are OK if they are done right.

    Post # 11
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    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 # 13
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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
    Hostess
    11178 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
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    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    short! i hate being a guest at a wedding with tall centerpieces, it really limits talking to other people at the table. 

    Post # 16
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    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @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!!!

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