(Closed) tall vs. low centerpeice, whats more budget friendly?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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soontobewed2016:  Like most questions, the answer is “it depends”.

You can have a tall centerpiece with a massive amount of flowers or a tall centerpiece with a few flowers or a pomander on a candelabra.

Other factors are the flowers you choose, whether or not they are in season, and if you include more greenery.

Generally speaking , taller floral centerpieces are more expensive because they are larger thn what is directly on the table.

mostly flowers

more greenery

less expensive seasonal flowers


Post # 3
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Worker bee

If it is the same type of flowers, usually taller centeripieces are more money than low because low centerpieces tend to be smaller to take up less table space.  If you have your heart set on tall centerpieces but want to keep the cost down, you could always do half and half. We are actually doing that.  I think it makes the room look more interesting too when the tables are a little different.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by petittaam.
Post # 4
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Helper bee

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soontobewed2016:  Price totally aside, tall center pieces drive me BATTY because you have to talk around them to people on the other side of the table, if that tips you one way or the other.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Even though this has nothing to do with money, I totally agree with 

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Mal_Adjusted: on tall centerpieces. 

I can’t stand not being able to socialize with the people across from me!

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Helper bee

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Mal_Adjusted:  yes! this + million! I HATE having to talk to a floral arrangement b/c you cant see the person across from you… 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


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soontobewed2016:  I orginally wanted tall centerpieces, but the cost drove me away. Then I decided on half tall, half short. A friend of mine brought up a valid point other PP’s are saying where its a pain to talk around, or through the tall centerpieces. Needless to say… all my cenerpieces are now short. BUT I do have some other tall decor around the venue.

Post # 10
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Every single place i went to had the low centerpieces come in FAR cheaper. We’re doing real flowers because i think fake ones tend to look cheap. Are they expensive? yeah, but this gets me the look i’m going for. The look of our room (huge) required tall centerpieces. We were worried about people seeing others across from them so our florest suggested these candelabra things. They are perfect. They are nice and thin so our guests can see eachother with no problem. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I would suggest purchasing your own vases used online and then giving them to the florist to use… you can find some great deals on sites like tradesy. If you let the florist charge you to rent their own tall centerpieces it will prob cost you more.

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