This is part 2 of a series of posts called, "Floral Centerpiece Secrets." You can read Part 1: How to Match Your Flowers To Your Table here.
Floral centerpieces are meant to beautify and enhance the decor of your special event. To make your guests feel special.
They help make your special events memorable.
The Problem With Most Centerpieces
They're too tall. They were never meant to keep people at the same table from seeing each other.
Ever been at an event where you moved the centerpiece so you could have a conversation with the person sitting across the table from you?
The person who made the arangement was probably more focused on design than function. This happens a lot.
How to Avoid this Problem
Use Short Centerpieces - Make sure your centerpieces are not more than 12 inches tall.This will be well below the line of vision.
At our shop, I usually go no higher than 14 inches. I like centerpieces with presence. I think height is an important component of that. But we actually measure our floral arrangements periodically to make sure we don't go above that height.
Use Tall Centerpieces - Use a tall clear glass vase with the actual flowers beginning at 20 inches above the table. A tall narrow vase with a dish holding the flowers at the top works well too.
Mix Short and Tall Centerpieces - Love this combination of floral arrangements. It can be quite stunning. Just keep your budget in mind as you consider this option. I'll show you a few DIY centerpieces in Part 5 that will keep you within your budget.
So now that you know the rules about centerpiece height. Feel free to break them. Just remember design and function, design and function, design and function...
Do you have any funny centerpiece stories?