Post # 1
My mom and I were talking today about the centerpieces for the reception, and she mentioned she had picked up some large vases to fill with limes for centerpieces. I had sent her this picture of apples used as a centerpiece a while back, but since then have drifted towards using small, low floral arrangements like the other picture. I still would like to have a couple tall vases of limes as an accent elsewhere, but I don’t think I would like them in the middle of the guests’ tables.
My mom thinks that using the tall vases of limes as centerpieces will be more interesting visually because its not too much of the same – not to mention, this is an affordable option. I am trying to be flexible with the budget, but I feel like having very different centerpieces (flowers on one table, fruit on another) is a little odd and might look cheap. Besides, I just don’t think as a guest I want to look at a tall vase of limes while I have my meal – I think a small arrangement of flowers is just prettier.
Maybe I’m making too big of a deal of this, though. Do you agree with my mom?
Post # 3
My centerpiece looks exactly like the second centerpiece used minus the limes. It’s a 5×5 container that will be filled and is considered the most cost efficient and in my opinion looks much better than bigger centerpieces. You also have to keep in mind that if you make the centerpieces too big, it may deter people from interacting with one another and put less focus on the bride and groom. With the centerpieces shown above though, they don’t look that large.
I prefer the more simple quite honestly. That’s because I’ve just done a lot of research and look at a lot of pictures on the Knot and realized that simple does look better!
Post # 4
i think its better to keep the centerpieces somewhat similar rather then having one have fruit and one have flowers
Post # 5
I like both options! If it were my decision, I would probably be more likely to go with the flower centerpieces.
I don’t think it would look cheap to alternate tables… it’s done quite a bit! Not to mention it would look great with your floral centerpieces & the lime accents. Hmm.. I’m no help, am I? lol
Okay, if I were you… I’d break it to mom gently. Go with the cute little centerpieces & use the tall lime vases elsewhere in the reception location 🙂
Post # 6
I am a big fan of not having totally identical center pieces, I was at a wedding that had slightly different center pieces at each table and it was actually really great looking (it also helped to find your table throughout the night). It really made the wedding real and personal, so I wouldn’t rule out different center pieces.
Post # 7
Personally I think it would look great to have half of the centerpieces with limes, and half with florals. Plus the variation of low centerpieces and tall centerpieces would be more visually interesting.
BUT, it comes down to what you want, and if you really don’t like the lime centerpieces then break it to your mom gently.
Post # 8
Hmm, maybe I can get on board with using the limes as centerpieces. My biggest concern would be that it would look odd or cheap – like we just tossed a bunch of fruit in a vase and called it a centerpiece. My mom assured me we could scatter flowers around them, but then I don’t want it to look cheesy! Any suggestions on how to dress it up?
Post # 9
Oh i like them both! All my centerpieces have the same "theme". Flower petals as a blanket, candles in jars, and a focal piece that is different for every table. Busy, yeah but whateve.r They’ll be a mix of floating flower petals and floating candles. Personally I like variety. Do what YOU want, it’s your wedding, sweetie! Maybe you can utilize your mom’s apples elsewhere? Personally i’m not an apple fan, i prefer the limes. Which as you mentioned, are more budget friendly.
I actually like dramatic centerpieces. I think they’re really a good place for the bride to show some personality and creativity.
Post # 10
I’m doing the flower idea like I said, and I don’t think it’ll look cheap!
Mrs. Lemon did her own centerpieces and she used plumerias scattred. I’m using rose petals but I totally snagged inspiration from her
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Nobody will think limes are cheap. That many limes aren’t cheap! I think it’s visually interesting and chic.
Post # 11
Ok so I am not going to give personal advice about the centerpieces BUT I will tell you this: IT IS YOUR WEDDING!
Does that mean that you have to go beyond your budget or be nasty about getting your way and only your way? No. You can be open to suggestions and who knows, you might have your eyes opened to something you never thought of before, but remember that in the end, it should be your (and of course, fiance’s) decision because this is about your wedding day, not anyone else’s.
If you truly like the centerpiece that you chose and you can make it fit with the budget, I say go with it. Of course, let her down easy and explain that you appreciate her input but you would just rather have the one that you chose. Another thing, there is always a way to make it work with the budget.
Hope this helps!
Post # 12
Go for what you love! But my two cents? I would do limes on half the tables and short florals with the lime slices lining the vases like in the picture you shared so that the centerpieces connect without being matchy.
Post # 13
Yes, it it your wedding, but I think you need to pick your battles. Is your mom helping you pay for the wedding in any way? If she is she gets a little more input than if she isnt helping monetarily.
I personally love the look of alternating centerpieces especially if they look cohesive. In your example the low flower arangement also has lime slices in it. Are you planning on doing that too? If so I think it will go together really nicely with the taller stacked limes. Plus you’ll save money by not doing ALL flowers. Also if you dont want to do JUST limes in the tall vase you could scatter a few blooms in the large vase as well.
Post # 14
Also I dont think anyone is going to think your lime centerpieces are cheap. I have yet to see it done at a real wedding, and I think sometimes we forget that outside of bridal blogs these "trendy" ideas have never been seen by most of our guests. I think most of your guests will probably think how original and creative the lime centerpieces are!
Post # 15
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Post # 16
I would do the short florals with the limes on some tables and then do vases of just limes on others. Can you make shorter vases with the limes so they look the same size of the floral ones. Would that help and make is seem more visually appealing to you? I think it will look wonderful and how inexpensive!! BONUS!