(Closed) For bees using rectangular reception tables, how many candles on each table?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We had 6 foot tabled with greenery runners (eucalyptus, salal ruscus etc) so we had 2 – 6 inch tall pillars and 3 votives per table. 🙂

I planned to have a lot more, since we were doing buffet dinner and didnt need to set the plates out… but Im SO glad we set up all the plates, knapkins, cutlery, water glasses, and wine glasses and realized WOAH all the space was gone! Have a plan, and prepare to adjust 🙂 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Scou.
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

viridianx:  Do a mockup on your kitchen floor. It really helps you visualize the space available after you fill up the table with your place settings.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

We’re having 8 ft long tables.  Two of them are going to be pushed together so we can sit with both of our immediate families.  The other two are going to be separate. 

I am thinking of doing 4-5 votive candle holders on each table, two small mason jar vase centerpieces (that will also be the aisle decoration that we move over to the table when we’re done), and some polaroids of our baby/childhood pictures just kind of sprinkled along the center of the table.  I’m hoping it won’t crowd the table too much.  We are doing buffet style too.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Here are our long tables during set up… iPhone pics from our coordinator.

it ended up being about four candles per 6ft segment.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

viridianx:  If you want to have some flowers, you can place them individually into florist tubes with water and just tuck them here and there into the moss.

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