Please help – which Centrepieces?

posted 7 months ago in Reception
  • poll: Which centerpiece?
    Vintage books : (20 votes)
    28 %
    Vintage books with greenery wreath : (19 votes)
    27 %
    Gold candle holder/lantern with greenery wreath : (24 votes)
    34 %
    Something else (please tell me your suggestions!) : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    504 posts
    Busy bee

    i like the second and third option, not a fan at all of the first one!

    Post # 3
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    I would be tempted to go; books, hurricane jar with candle on top and ivy wrapped around the books 

    Post # 5
    930 posts
    Busy bee

    kia2019 :  I like the second and third. BUT the third display would be better on an entrance table like for the guests to sign in. 

    I like the second option as you said the tables will be round, and it will fill up the table nicely, and look geometrically pleasing. 

    Post # 6
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    I love vintage books!  My husband and I are both avid readers so we loved including something in our centerpieces that was both beautiful and had senitmental value.  I think #2 definitely looks better than #1 because to my eye, the flowers are too tall in #1.  for ours, our floral arrangements were very low (almost in a dish of sorts) so they sat directly on top of the books.  I’m still waiting for our professional photos to come back but this was the closest inspo photo I could find:


    We had a more modest flower budget as well and found you didn’t need a ton of flowers on top to complete the look, especially if the books you’re starting with aren’t huge.

    We also had smaller votive candles on the table and ours were just a bit more spread out.

    Post # 8
    6594 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    kia2019 :  is go for the book stack and a shorter, fuller vase. Like just five inches max. You can always get some tiny filler flowers without spending an arm and a leg. I think the greenery wreath would be okay with a different type of leaf (but no useful suggestions here). I’d ditch the candles entirely. 

    Post # 9
    3038 posts
    Sugar bee

    kia2019 :  I like options 2 and 3 as well!

    2 fits your “theme” better, but i kind of like 3 sliiiightly more. Maybe because its similar to what i was going for. 

    Post # 10
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

    Combine 2 and 3 with the candle on top of the books instead of the vase? The case looks a bit sparse as-is. I love the book idea though! 

    Post # 11
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    2 and 3 look delightful, I myself prefer 3, and you could consider placing a book under the table number.  If you do choose to stack the books like 2, maybe just a few..  Usually, you aim for high or low centerpieces, there’s an awkward medium height, where people can’t see each other as well.  Also, if you’ll be using real books, they may get heavy, just something to think about for transport and set up.

    Post # 12
    4791 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I like the first 2 but depends how big the tables are. From your second picture the greenery looks to be taking up a lot of space from the seated area, could be cramped for the guest with plates, drinks and food etc. I’d go with the first, smaller option.

    Post # 13
    6146 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    #2 and I love unique centerpieces!

    Another option would be to do a combination of 2 and 3 where you alternate which tables get which centerpieces.

    Post # 14
    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    kia2019 :  This is such a cute theme! I would definitely go with more greenery. I vote #2 or #3 with a book to display the table number or name


    I had to Google this 


    How about something like this?

    Post # 15
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX

    kia2019 :  love the book one! i’m doing something similar. i’m ordered some sets of decorative books in our wedding colors from etsy and I will have one of each color on each table with a rose gold vase that has some greenery and babies breath in it, then an ornate white frame with the table number (or table name). something like this:


    and these are the books i’m ordering (plus some white ones) 

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