- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I am going to be using the tables provided by the venue and don’t want to spend any money on renting a different size table. The tables provided are 36″ rounds that the venue seats 4-5 at, but I won’t have more than 4 at each table. I was told, I can’t remember if it was the caterer or the venue, that I should keep my centerpieces skinny and tall in order to ensure the caterer has the most room possible for the food. I don’t think there will be bread and butter at the table. It is provided at no extra cost but not necessary so I don’t think there will be anything else at the table other than their plates of food, two glasses (one water and one wine) and their silverware… so with this in mind… how much room do I have in the center of the table for a centerpiece?
I thought maybe a pretty clear cylinder vase with about 3 white dendrobium orchid stems in each would be nice… I figured adding water would be interesting… I’m trying to see what I can do in the least amount of space to create the greatest effect. I’d also place a floating candle inside the vase.
We cannot have any open flame so any candles would need to be in a votive.
So here’s the question. On a 36″ round table, what size cylinder vase would be appropriate without looking unproportionate?
I found 20″ tall clear glass vases with a 4″ opening but when I got to thinking about it… 4 inches really isn’t wide at all… do you think it’ll tip over if someone knocks the table? Everyone says make the vases tall so its not obstructing anyones view but if the vase is filled with submerged flowers then what?
Such a skinny tall vase is gonna look silly… no?
I don’t know what to do… maybe I should get the 16″ tall vases instead. Or maybe you guys have a different idea altogether?