Post # 1
I am trying to be creative (and budget-conscious!) with my centerpieces. Non-floral, using water / floating candles. How large should my centerpiece be? The reception site uses round tables (60" diameter that seats 10 people). I was going to use a mirror (approx 13") and have a single glass cylinder vase (3"wide x 10" high) with a single flower in water and a floating candle at the top. Maybe surround this with 8-10 smaller votive candles. Think that is enough or will it look too dinky?
Post # 3
I think it sounds like a perfect size. While 10 people can definetely fit at a 60" round, it does get a little tight. Once you get all the plates, silverware, glasses, etc., on the tables you wont wont a HUGE centerpiece taking up more space. If you get something that is 12-15" high, people wont be able to see over it, so 10" high is a good height. And it wont look dinky surrounded by the votives.
Post # 4
I think that sounds great! My caterer is providing 12" square mirrors. When I first saw the mirrors (not on a table) I thought they’d look way too small for the space. Our centerpieces will be candles so I was planning on using 5 of them. After our tasting I realized that 3 fit nicely on the 12" mirror, and are the perfect size. I wouldn’t go too big. As <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>naagel55 pointed out, you don’t want it to look cluttered once everything is on the table!
Post # 5
I’m having a similar issue. My centerpiece is 14" high, 5" in diameter at the base and 17" at the top. I’m a little worried that the the table will look a little empty.
I can’t really put any votives around the base because my centerpiece is mainly made of paper. I don’t want to add flowers or petals because that’ll really jack up my cost.