In an attempt to save some $$ we've decided to go with non-floral centerpieces. FMIL has a fantastic eye and came up with this over Easter break. The table cloths will probably be white (or ivory), with purple napkins.
-Is the purple fabric too much? We thought it would offset from the tablecloth nicer than just the candle... And thoughts on the shade of purple? My BM are in charcoal grey dresses with various shades of purple flowers, so we can definitely go lighter/darker if that would look better.
-Are the different colored beads too much? Right now they're yellow, green, and light purple. Should we do JUST purple beads around the candles?
-Do I still need votives around the larger candle? We're doing family style, so we want to take up as little room on the table as possible - as it stands now, we could cheat bowls onto the purple fabric if necessary, but votives would cut into that flexibility immensely.