Post # 1
We just booked our venue it’s a gorgeous ballroom with all tables and chairs included.
The tables seat 10 people each so they are large. Most of the weddings I have seen that take place there have had small centerpieces and the room and tables swallow them whole.
We are planning on flower centerpieces and to get big enough centerpieces to fill the table/room it would be extremely expensive.
I need ideas on how to fill table space? It will be a sit-down/station dinner; there won’t bealcohol so we won’t have lots of wine glasses, etc. chargers won’t work with our caterers square plates. Any advice?
I can’t post pictures now but if you want pictures I can post later. Thanks.
Post # 3
@his chippymunk: Do you have a picture of your venue’s ballroom? Height on centerpieces would be the way to go and perhaps it is just a matter of adding a pedestal or decorative box underneath each floral arrangement. What is your theme if you have one? Try to match whatever you use to add height to your theme.
Post # 4
You can get square chargers.
What is would do is a mockup of the table even if you have to do it on the floor. Draw out a 10 foot circle. Place the plates, cutlery, glassware, napkins etc and see what it looks like. Often there is not as much space as you imagine when you add candles, salt and pepper etc.
Remember to use a bread plate to the side of the main plate and include placecards and table numbers.
If there is still too much open room for your taste, think about what you could place on the table to complement your theme. For example, a vintage theme could include miscellaneous chachkas picked up at thrift shops in your colors, old books or cameras.
You can also use a frame or mirror to extend the width of the centerpiece.
or add minmiature outrigger vases