Post # 1
Alright ladies the theme of our wedding is outdoorsy but not rustic and we kinda have a bird thing going. About half of the centerpieces will be these birdcages
With flowers in them. For the other half we are doing floral arrangments. I have been in love with tall centerpieces for a long time and I think it would look so cool with the bird cage ones. My fiance thinks that tall ones will get in peoples way and he wants short ones.
Heres what I want (but with different/more flowers)
Heres what he likes
Post # 3
Both are pretty, but on a practical level I like the shorter ones better. Sorry.
Post # 4
@StarryNight2011: Its ok, I came for honest and unbiased opinions. Thank you for your reply. 🙂
Post # 5
You can always have 3 centerpieces so everybody wins. Or put the low floral arrangement inside the birdcage.
Post # 6
I love tall centerpieces as well. To get around the centerpieces getting in people’s way, I’m having tall eiffel tower vases (they’re skinny). Got them at save-on-crafts.com, the cheapest place out of all that I’ve seen and they’re pretty good quality.
Post # 7
Unless the tall centrepieces are pretty skinny too, they’re really gonna get in the way of guests interacting (especially with a round table). Not to mention they might be more top heavy and easier to knock over if someone bumps the table.
Post # 8
@eeruhlig: I like the short ones for tables where people will be trying to have conversations. If you have other tables set up for food, gifts, ect. then I would put the tall ones there because they are really pretty.
Post # 9
I agree with the above – It’ll be easier for guests to chat at the tables with the smaller centerpieces (I think they will still look cute with the birdcages), but maybe you can find ways to use the tall ones at your venue like at the guest book table, etc.?
Post # 10
Why don’t you do a mixture of all of them…tall, short, bird cages. But if you are going with one or the other, I would probably go with the shorter ones so that people can see over them.
Post # 11
@julies1949: I was thinking about 3 but people have told me that it would be to much going on. We will have flowers in the birdcages too.
@allegrovivo: Ive looked at save on too. Thats where Im getting the bird cages. Ill have to look at the eiffle tower vases.
Thanks everyone else else too! It seems like the consensus is short ones. Ill have to talk to my florist and see where we can incorperate tall ones too.
Post # 12
When we were talking about centerpieces, my mom said that tall centerpieces were really big in the 80s (when she and my dad were going to lots of weddings when their friends were getting married), and at almost ALL of the weddings, someone would end up taking the centerpiece off the table so everyone at the table could see each other and talk. (Probably the people who moved the centerpieces were all guys, who just don’t understand )
Post # 14
I really like both of them, i love tall centerpieces too except for the fact of blocking peoples vision…that would be my only concern with them, but if you are careful with the placement of them, i think it would be fine…for example maybe put the tall centerpieces on the outer tables and the short ones on the inner tables?