November 2012 Weddings

Center Piece Advice please!

Ok, so I am not a flower person at all and I really don't care too much about centerpieces and such, but I don't want them to be stupid.  Right now the plan for the center pieces is to have 14" mirrors with a 7" very simple vase with moss, a cream/ ivory rose (fake)and an ivory floating candle.  Then there will be 4-5 red volives arounf the vase.  The venue has very soft light that is a lot like candle light.  I was thinking that this will be enough because the mirrors will make it appear bigger and create dimension.  But, I am reading stuff online and seeing tv shows that say with a 60" round table the centerpieces are tall, or short and big.  The table setting is just the silverware and a napkin with a water glass.  I was also thinking about using some sort of classy confetti on the table if need be.  Our theme is music, so maybe music notes as confetti.  What do you all think.  A) will these be too small? B) is confetti stupid?

Re: Center Piece Advice please!

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    Most TV shows and websites are tryling to upsell the idea that you need big elaborate decorations. Don't buy in to it. I'd call your venue and see if you can set up what you described on one of the tables so you can get a feel for it, and decide from there if you want to change anything.

    Also (and this is more of a personal preference than anything) skip the confetti. It's kind of pointless and doesn't exactly scream 'wedding' so much as 'little kid birthday party' to me.

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    I don't think there is a general rule on how large, small, short, or tall your centerpieces should be.  Just do what you like and what looks best to you.  My FI and I wanted to do pumpkins, so that's what we're doing.  Our wedding coordinator kind of gave us a funny look, but who cares?  I'm not a flower person either and I have no intention of paying thousands of dollars for elaborate flower centerpieces.  We like our simple pumpkin centerpieces, so that's that.

    As far as confetti goes, I personally don't like it - but do what you think looks good.  However, be sure to check with your venue first.  Our venue gave strict instructions - NO confetti.  An alternative to confetti could be several tea lights at each table.  
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    maybe rose petals (real or fake) in lieu of confetti?
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