(Closed) Centerpiece / Tablescape Help

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4940 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@collegebride621:   I love the first two. The burlap and silver are a fabulous combination. The third one seems to introduce different elements and colors.  Is that the look you want – variety?  If it were my decor I’d stick to variations on a color or texture….  

Post # 4
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

@collegebride621:  I don’t think I like the satin-y look of the tablecloths with the roughness of the burlap. 

If you could get gray cloth made out of cotton I think that would look better.

The rest looks great, though!


Post # 5
437 posts
Helper bee

@collegebride621:  I think the burlap needs to be with a white table cloth. The burlap is a really rustic, vintage look while the silver is more of a glamerous look…I dont really think it goes. I like the first one, but I think it needs something more. 

Post # 6
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MichiganGirl24:  I completely agree. The satin silver is neither here nor there, if you’re going to do rustic, there needs to be more natural fiber fabrics to bring this together. I like the first one the best for a centerpiece and I would do a light cotton cloth.

Post # 7
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think the centerpieces look good, but I’m not a fan of the silver overlay. I think white or like navy would look fine. We are also using burlap runners and will just have ivory table cloths.  For the centerpieces were just having two pint mason jars and one quart mason jar with nothing underneath. I think the charger looks a little out of place. 


Post # 8
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@collegebride621:  Love the first two. Third doesn’t match at well and is a different feel, style. One more rustic centerpiece would go better, pinecones and candles? First impression I don’t like the silver table cloth but I bet it would look nice when all pulled together. 

Post # 9
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I actually like the silver satin because it look gray… Neutrals always play well together ( brown, tan, navy, gray) My tables will be similar with navy satin overlays, lanterns, pilar candles, wood elements and yellow and white flowers. I was going the burlap runner route but they were too stinky and itchy…plus I had the overlays already but not the runners…good luck!


Post # 10
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am also not a huge fan of the silver tablecloth with the burlap. I think if the two were the same color, you may be able to get away with it, but generally the rule I try to follow is “mix colors or mix styles. Not both.” Ivory satin you might be able to get away with, since the burlap and the tablecloth would both be warm colors, but here you are mixing styles (modern/elegant vs. rustic) and color families (warm vs. cool).

I think if you wanted to keep the metallic element, if you could find some lace with gold metallic accents, it would look great with the burlap. Or silver satin with tan satin and gold and bronze centerpieces.

Post # 11
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not loving the silver cloth. I would just do the burlap runner on the white cloth.

For the 3rd centerpiece, I would elevate the mason jar on tree slice and add 3 smaller vases around it. You can get cute small vases from Oriental Trading or likely  even your local dollar store.

Vase Set

You could add a birch bark candle.

Rustic mason jar centerpiece


Post # 13
3588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@collegebride621:  ok–perhaps you are shooting for high contrast textures, but here’s what I don’t like:

* shiny silver table topper–no. If it is cotton or poly or some less glitzy surface, ok. The shiny texture is too much of a contrast with burlap. I think the colo ris fine, thought, silver is basically a neutral.

* silver charger? maybe, what’s the finish like? If it’s a typical charger that is kind of matte, that would be fine. If you are talking about silver plate shininess, no.

I like the birch bark box and I think that manzeta branches would be ok. I don’t know how you are going to attach sunflowers. In tubes? wired on the branches? That would be spiffy.If some kind of bud vase would be less interesting.

I would stay away from mason jars period. but that is me.

The table will not be empty looking when it is loaded up with plates and glasses.






Post # 14
339 posts
Helper bee

Can you use black burlap?

Post # 15
18 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

I like the second picture best. I also agree with whoever above said about the satin with the burlap. Go for the polyester, satin seems dated to me with the shiny texture and the rough burlap.

Also, #2 is pretty and rustic and I love the idea of branches (that’s what I have too). I am OVER the mason jar with the dang fresh flowers. I have seen it 93,432 times!! haha



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