(Closed) HELP! My fiance says my centerpieces are HIDEOUS! :(

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I change my centerpieces
    Yes! Your fiance is right, they are ugly! : (293 votes)
    82 %
    No, he just can't see it all come together. Keep it and make minor changes : (66 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 77
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like the second arrangement more but I think the person whose opinion is most needed is your fiance. If he doesn’t care, that’s great but I know I would hate to be sitting at my wedding with center pieces I think are ugly. Even if he can barely dress himself, he has an opinion and “ugly” is a harsh opinion to just ignore.

    Post # 78
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Can’t you like, lay the wood down… and get rid of the mason jar? That would be good.

    Post # 79
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It’s cute, BUT if he hates it, you need to revisit it…it’s not ‘your’ ceterpiece, it’s his, too, What does he want? Is there a way for y’all to compromise something? 

    Post # 80
    3616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Stephie07:  I do competetive flower arranging as part of flower shows. So–I LIKE it. haha. Here’s what I like: a big piece of driftwood that is decorated. Now THAT is a statement centerpiece, and nice pieces of driftwoood like that are very expensive. With the bit s of moss and sea creatures, that’s nice.


    But the mason jars with covers have to go, they are completely out of place.

    Do think about the problem of a large centerpice like that blocking diners’s views of one another. Typiclaly, thick and tall arrangements are not put on dining tables for that reason.

    The talls ones you see on party dining tables tend to be tall sticks with flowing, big tops that are well above the diners’ heads.


    Post # 81
    3616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @EffieTrinket:  Now I just saw the updated version. I say: don’t mix in mild glass anything. Keep it all driftwood and naturals on the driftwood. Add voticvs, they are practicallly invisible.

    Post # 82
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the updated version but maybe a diff colored orchid? I feel like your inspiration picture used the deep purple orchid for a “pop” otherwise your version only has all neutral tones.

    Post # 83
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    the revised version looks nice i believe! I like it! but i agree with having scattered candles as a PP said, and i do like the white orchids. i like the natural feel of it all, good job!

    Post # 84
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I think maybe little bowls or mason jars with the starfish/anemone things in them, then maybe some pieces of driftwood on either side of them if you’re having long tables, and like maybe alternate between putting some kind of sea-smelling scented candle, and the bowl/jar where pne piece of drifwood ends. Because the driftwood will not be exactly the same length each time, this will give it less of a precise, unnatural feel. I think it’ll be a really nice way to use your ideas in a more practical manner.

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