(Closed) Floral centrepieces for LONG TABLES

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: You should use..
    lots of repetitive small flower arrangements : (12 votes)
    75 %
    tall arrangements : (1 votes)
    6 %
    something other then flowers (explain) : (0 votes)
    a table runner with...(explain) : (3 votes)
    19 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t have photos yet, wedding is in a month, but my original plan had been to have all round tables, and I built my centerpiece plans based on that. However, later in the game, I decided to do some rectangular tables (two pushed together with a runner down the center). What I am doing is putting two of my original centerpieces equal distance apart on the table, and then I am adding lots of votive candles and tealights along that center meridian to kind of fill in the extra space.

    From what I’ve seen of long tables, I think a key is to have varying heights of candles/vases/flowers/whatever you use to keep it visually interesting.

    Here’s an example of how the tables will be setup (different centerpieces though):

    And here is a picture of one of my centerpieces. On the round tables it will be this plus some votives and tealights around it, on the rectangular tables it will be TWO of these put about 1/3rd of the way from the end (so there is a gap in the middle) and then votives and tealights scattered down the middle and out to the ends. Does that make sense?

    Post # 5
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    A table runner with small flower arrangement is def the way to go.

    But I guess it also depends on your theme?

     

    Post # 6
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We are also planning on having long banquet tables, in teh shape of a horseshoe kind of… So I am interested in answers/pictures as well!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think you could do any of those options!  Table runners are very common for long tables and you could do a flower arrangement every 2-3 seats.  You could do mostly candles with small bud vases inbetween (good mix of heights) or just small arrangements with no runner.  I’ve even seen all flower table runners.

    I’m doing small arrangements in julep cups every 2 seats, no table runner.  Its a little less filled, but I need to leave room for food platters since I’m doing family-style dinner.

    Post # 8
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re having table runners and a bigger floral centerpiece in the middle with candles one the sides going down the tables.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t have a photo since I haven’t done my mock up. Essentially what i’m doing is a larger “centrepiece” in the middle. I’m using old stagecoach lanterns placed on stacked distressed vintage books.

     

     

    On either end of the table i’m habing mason jars with small floral arrangements.

     

    And throughout the table I’m doing a million candles in different heights.

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This is similar to what I am doing…ivory table cloths with champagne colored runners and lots of pink flowers and mercury glass!

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