Post # 1
Apologies in advance for the huge photos…I’m getting married in this ballroom and doing 12 round tables for my 100 guests:
What would look better, short centerpieces like this so guests can see each other?
Or tall centerpieces (like candelabras with flowers) to create a visual impact?
Other suggestions welcome!
Post # 3
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 # 5
I agree with the others short ones on the tables and tall ones everywhere else..
Post # 6
Thanks for the suggestions ladies but we only have the dinner tables and the cake table in the ballroom. There’s a bar in the pre-function area outside of the ballroom with the dessert tables and it’s a seated dinner. It looks like the short centerpieces are winning by a landslide!
Post # 7
- 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
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
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
we are doing tall and short centrepieces.. i havent seen it before in person, but in my mind its beautiful!
Post # 11
@futuremrsk18: It is the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore in Atlanta, GA. i love it too.
Post # 12
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.
Short and tall combination:
Post # 13
Another vote for short on the table and tall in other places! P.S. Your reception space is breathtaking!
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Post # 15
I love love love the short ones. The flowers are so pretty.
Post # 16
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.