(Closed) Tall or Short Centerpieces?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What centerpiece would you choose for a ballroom?
    Short rounded flower centerpieces : (43 votes)
    57 %
    Tall candelabra with flower centerpieces : (33 votes)
    43 %
    Yuck, I don't like any of those, let me show you something more awesome below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    What about short florals on the dinner tables with tall centerpieces around the room?

    My reception is in a large space with high ceilings and I’m putting small vases on the tables (so guests can see each other, talk, pass food) but tall branches and flowers at the cake table and drink tables, the bar, etc. to break up the space and add visual interest.

    Post # 4
    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Do both?



    Post # 5
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with the others short ones on the tables and tall ones everywhere else..

    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Can you do half of each? One of my friends did that and it was gorgeous. The tall ones are so dramatic and I think the contrast in height will give the room some added visual interest.

    In general, I think people gravitate towards short because you don’t want tall ones blocking people across the table from seeing each other, but these look tall enough that it won’t be a problem.

    Post # 8
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We did a mixture of both (on the guest tables).

    That way, you still get the dramatic visual impact of the tall centerpieces but the smaller cost of mixing some short centerpieces in as well.

    I thought it worked great and we’re doing the same for my sister’s wedding next year!

    Post # 9
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    While I think tall centerpieces are beautiful, as a guest I find them SO ANNOYING.. I can never talk to people and I feel like I always have to lean to one side to see the person accross from me. 

    Perhaps you can put the candelabras elsewhere in the room, but not on the tables where people are going to be eating dinner?

    Also – where is that venue?  That ballroom has to be one of the most beautiful ballrooms I’ve ever seen!!!

    Post # 10
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @mrsSonthebeach:  +1

    we are doing tall and short centrepieces.. i havent seen it before in person, but in my mind its beautiful!

    Post # 12
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I agree that a combination of both would look really great in that room. I am a sucker for tall centerpieces, they are just so amazing.

    I did short and tall centerpieces in our side room and it really looked nice. Here are  a few photos as the centerpieces you have are similar to what I did.

    Just tall:

    Short and tall combination:

    Post # 13
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Another vote for short on the table and tall in other places!  P.S.  Your reception space is breathtaking!

    Post # 15
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love love love the short ones. The flowers are so pretty.

    Post # 16
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I also agree that while tall centerpieces are pretty guests get frustrated with them. The tall centerpieces block you from being able to talk to the people across the table from you. I would use the tall centerpieces somewhere else at your reception venue.

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