Post # 1
My fiance and I are having MAJOR disagreements about centerpieces.
Today we came across a vase that BOTH of us agreed on which is a miracle. We are both very picky, and come from different cultures (British and American) so we have very different views on weddings and wedding decor. It’s really time for us to make a decision about this, our wedding is only 6 weeks away.
So here is the issue now… I’m afraid the vase is too tall. I have of course been worried about people not being able to see eachother. Our wedding is small, 40-50 people, about 6 people at each table. We put it on our dinner table here at home and sat down across from each other, and it seems okay but it doesn’t have flowers and we are both tall people. The vase measures 12″ tall, without flowers.
Opinions? Should we just go with it and hope its not too much of a problem? As you can see from the photo, there is a smaller version of the vase, but it is much smaller, too small! What do you think of the vase, besides the height problem?
Post # 3
I vote the smaller vase. the reception my in-laws threw was relatively casual and my Mother-In-Law used vases the size of the small one and it didn’t look too small at all. we also had more than 6 people per table 🙂
the flowers you put in the tall vase would work better in the small one too.
Post # 4
My vote is the smaller one as well. I think if you go with a taller vase it should be slender or clear so that way even if it’s too tall people can still see around it. I’d stick to the smaller one for sure!
Post # 5
If the larger vase is 12″ tall by the time you add flowers it is going to be right smack dab in the view of the guests. I definitely vote for the smaller vase.
I agree with weddingbound that if you want a taller centerpiece you need to go with something less bulky and much taller. We had candlelabras at our wedding and they were around 30″ in height meaning the bulk was far above the guest’s line of sight.
Post # 6
While I agree with PPs, I also think it will not be that big a deal. Especially since it seems like this has been a complicated process. So maybe just go with what you agreed on and be done with it. People can look around them.
Post # 7
Ya I think the smaller one is better too. the taller one is kind of an awkward height… too tall for short centerpeices and too short for all centerpeices.
Post # 8
I love tall centerpieces but only if your venue ceilingsceilings
Post # 9
I dont have a problem with tall centerpieces if the width of them are small and those are pretty wide and bulky. Keep in mind people father back from the head table wont be able to see the head table etc past tall centerpieces also. Id go with the smaller one for such a smaller intimate affair.
Post # 10
I don’t think your centerpieces are too big right now, but I also think you would need to add a lot more volume with the flowers for it to look right–and then they probably would be. Could you maybe use those vases on the cake or guestbook tables?
Post # 11
Personally I like short centerpieces. Makes for better conversation across the table and you can actually see around the room. Remember, guests remember the experience more than the centerpieces
Post # 12
I like the shorter vase with flower giving it some hight. I did small and they were just right we had a small wedding too.
Post # 13
Definately smaller one. Centerpieces should never be taller than your forearm length. Putting the flowers in the smaller vase looks better I think. The focus is on the flowers that way and not the giant vase that is under them.
Post # 14
If you have to ask, it’s probably too tall.
Post # 15
Go with the tall vase – it’s your wedding, so you have every reason to be dramatic and over the top. I don’t think it will interfere with your guests – only amaze them!
Post # 16
@jenny001: I would go with the smaller vase unless you change to a glass/clear tall vase. It will allow your guests more visibility at the table. Just make sure you do a nice, full arrangement!