(Closed) Do my different center pieces match?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do my centerpieces match well together?

    Yes, that florist is nuts for not agreeing.

    No, they're all over the place.

    Kinda. (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think they match per say from just looking at them. But I think they could be easily tied together with other decor [not sure if you are putting anything else on the tables]. Maybe votive candles, flower petals, ect.

    Post # 4
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m on board with the lanterns and birdcages. They’re vintage-y and go together. The goblets are a different, more modern style though. Could you find something more vintage? 

    Post # 6
    23 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Personally while i think previous posters have some valid points i tend to disagree about them not working together. While they don’t match in your traditional ‘matchy matchy’ kinda way I do feel they do co-ordinate well together (and will more so with flowers that co ordinate and bring the look together). It does have that vintage romance theme going on in that vintage does incorporate some mismatch items (think the mismatched crokery that that often goes with vintage tea party themes). So I think it does work with your theme & I also doubt any of your guests will look at them as critically as that florists. Generally guests are “oooo pretty” and then “lets party!” so honestly I don’t think you have to worry. πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    They will go together just fine as long as use the same flowers on each table. Pick 1-2 main flowers and repeat all around (with 2-3 other accent flowers-again the same throughout)  I would skip the branches on the lantern as it gives a more woodsie feel than the other centerpieces.  You could add a few mecury glass type baubles/bead strands with the lantern’s flowers like:

    You could add these strands/pieces to your birdcage (with the pearls if you like–although that is a more vintage look as opposed to garden) and scatter the mercury glass small tea light holders all around.  

    The basics of design is to pick one or two elements and repeat throughout.  So the flowers and the silver/mercury glass throughout will accomplish this and tie it all together.  Perhaps a few silver/mercury glass gazing balls as well (for that garden theme)?

    And I agree with you.  I wouldn’t hire that florist πŸ™‚


    Post # 9
    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    They go together beautifully! I don’t think everything has to “match” to have a cohesive look. We had a mix of bird cages and traditional centerpieces at our wedding, and we got a lot of compliments on them. (Also, I just realized that we’ve discussed dresses before – we must have very similar taste based on wedding gowns and floral arrangements, haha!)


    I do want to give you a little warning, though (not sure if you’ve already talked to a florist yet, or what your budget is) – the floral wreaths can get very expensive. That’s exactly what I wanted, too. However, my florist talked me out of it. For one thing, the cost was pretty crazy, considering that what I wanted for a wreath required less flowers than a bowl centerpiece (which cost less). I guess it’s the time required to arrange it, and the cost of supplies that makes it more expensive. She also suggested an alternative to the wreaths because they take up a lot of room on tables, and most of our tables had the maximum number of guests (10) each, so the table settings were already tight. What we did instead were flowers inside the bird cages, or flowers kind of sprouting out of the top, with ivy draped around the bottom. Maybe your florist will give you a different response, though! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ 

    ETA – oops, I just saw that you have already spoken to a florist. Sorry! I guess I must be one of those bees who doesn’t always actually read the thread before replying

    Post # 10
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Diamond84:  I just came home from Michaels crafts and they have the silver/mecury glass beads and garland all over the place for Christmas.  They will be on clearance soon enough if you are interested in incorporating them.


    Post # 11
    30388 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Diamond84:  I think your 3 ideas will work well together once they are united with the same type and color flowers.

    I probably would have used the same centerpiece on all the tables, because I like the impact of repetition, but that’s just me.

    No one NEEDS tall centerpieces. That’s just another way of padding the bill. Florists try to sell them saying that you have high ceilings so you need tall centerpieces. I call BS. Even a tall centerpiece doesn’t fill up the room, and most of the time your guests will be looking across the table, not 3-4 feet above it.

    I think your florist wanted a bigger bill and wasn’t connecting at all with your vision, thus isn’t a good match for your wedding.

    Post # 12
    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Diamond84:  I bought a TON of random vases, bird cages, candle holders, and lanterns for my centerpieces and nobody thought they would match or look good together but sure enough they looked great! Just add some touches to each table to tie them together! I added fall leaves and the same mini crandberry tea lights to each table so that they all had some sort of unity πŸ™‚ 

    Tablecloths that match also help bring together mis matched centerpieces! 

    Post # 13
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Maybe if you painted or stained all the centerpieces the same color they would “go” a little more without necessarily being so matchy-matchy. Even if you don’t though, I think it all works fine. 

    Post # 15
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I agree with gromble that painting the lanterns to match would definitely pull everything together. It seems like the other items have a silver color. Since you stated your colors are blush, ivory, and gold perhaps you should paint them all gold?

    Post # 16
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    They’re not matchy matchy, and I like that. People unfamiliar with design often match everything perfectly and end up with a boring, one dimensional look. I like that your pieces don’t look like a cookie cutter set. With the right pieces, colors, and textures tying them together, I think your wedding will be beautiful. Use what you’ve purchased, and hire another florist.

    My sister also interviewed and hired a very opinionated “event stylist” florist, and he did his own thing and did NOT take her wishes into account. She asked for high glamour, and he gave her an English garden party look. It was pretty, but not her taste. She fired him 2 weeks before the wedding and found someone else who made her very glamorous vision come true.

    I wonder if it’s the same guy… Are you in Nashville, by any chance?

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