(Closed) Big Tables. How to fill space?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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

 

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