Post # 46
shadows9x : I notice centerpieces (especially if they are obstructing my view), and I think that they do help set the tone. However, I don’t really care about them unless they are obstructing my view or inhumane. What I really care about is having food, drink, and good music!
I think that the person who cares the most will be you, so if you are okay with having whatever you plan to have, that will be good enough for everyone else, too.
Now to the more relevant issue: are you sure that you are okay with using something that you say you find “tacky” at your wedding?
Other suggestions: At one of the weddings I attended recently, the bride and groom used pillar candles and lanterns instead of flowers at tables. At another wedding I attended, the bride and groom DIYed their flowers and they came out looking great–clearly you have to be somewhat creative and do a trial run if you choose to do that, but if you select big flowers like sunflowers or hydrangeas, you should be able to get less flowers. Also, think about doing carnation centerpieces–I’ve actually seen some nice ones done with those and they tend to be cheaper than other flowers.
Post # 47
Sometimes a centerpiece can be somewhat functional – making up for no windows, hiding something but I agree it shouldn’t be obtrusive. For one wedding on the cheap their tables are rectangles not round (actually they are those old Hollywood booth style – velvet and tufting). As we are relying on ambient lighting we are using candles lfoating in three pillar vases and then as it is Christmas/New Year’s – fir bougus around it and Christmas balls in the bride and grooms colors. It cannot be too wide as the table has to seat peple but the candle light ivees a nice glow.
Post # 48
Guests dont even really notice centrepieces unless they take up half the table or are especially tacky! Just make your own with some faux flowers from the range, ivy garlands are nice too
Post # 49
My opinion, no need to blow th ebudget… simple understated centerpieces can be just as beautiful!
Post # 50
I don’t notice them at all. We got vases from Wal-Mart and carnations from the grocery store, put them together the morning of the wedding. Cost about $50 total for 13 tables, and we were happy with it!
Post # 51
eirlys : hi, I saw your pic of one of the bottles with the string lights in one of your previous threads. Do you have an updated picture of how all the centerpieces are to be of your table?