- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
My beautiful wedding venue does all of the catering but it is not your “typical” sit down family style dinner. Throughout the reception, waiters serve the quests approximately 86 different types of delicious h’ordeuvres. Therefore, the reception tables will not have place settings or seating assignments, and they are relatively small round tables (approximately 36″). With a little input from my fiancé, we decided to do tall, very slender, flaired at the top vases with 2 submerged calla lilies in each. Since my wedding theme color is purple and I don’t want everything to be too matching, half the tables will have 2 purple calla lilies and the other half will have 2 white. At the bottom of each vase will be a submerged LED tea light hidden by clear stones to illuminate the flowers and at the top will be a floating candle.
My problem is deciding what to put around the vases. They definitely need something but not too much to take away from the elegant yet simple beauty of the flowers and vases. I have found 2 affordable options but I’m not sure which one to go with. I can put 4 short candle holders around the bottom or 4 long-stem tiered tea-light holders (I tried to compromise by mixing short and tall but everyone agreed that didn’t look right). My Mom says go with the short candle holders but my fiancé likes the taller ones. Neither will be broken hearted if I choose the other option but I’m really torn.
I greatly appreciate your input Bees!!!
Here are the pro’s and con’s:
Tall candle holders pro’s: Look a little more elegant and a little less like a DIY centerpiece (even though that’s exactly what we are doing!) and they help to make the height of the vases not look so drastic.
Tall candle holders con’s: They are still on the small side so they don’t make up the difference that much and they are less sturdy. I think that they are lower than eye-level so I don’t think they will be in the way of people making conversatin across the table but this could be a potential problem for someone that is short. My mother thinks that they may take away from the beauty of the flowers and vase, and she adds that they cost $1 each (25 cents more than the short ones).
Short candle holder pro’s: They definitely won’t be in the way of people making conversation across the table, they don’t distract from the vase, and they are a tiny bit cheaper. They will be sturdier on the table and also probably easier to transport.
Short candle holder con’s: They are a drastic difference in height from the vases and may not look quite as elegant.
Here are some pictures to help you give feedback (these are just practice ones so the calla lilies will be positioned nicer and it will include an LED at the bottom of the vase as well as a better floating candle on top):