(Closed) Are my centerpieces too big? Please help!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

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
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love tall centerpieces but only if your venue ceilingsceilings

Post # 9
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
31 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you have to ask, it’s probably too tall. 

Post # 15
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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!

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