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    Default Centrepieces / decor for long tables?

    Our venue will be set up with long banquet style tables (prob 10 or 12 people per table) and I'm really not sure what to do for the table decor. I'm aware that there's not much space on long tables for anything too big but still want to have nice decorations. Any ideas??

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    we had long buffet tables, i had single bud vases with one gerbra flower in each vase, then had 3 large tealight candles from ikea either side of the vase, with table crystals sprinkled around the candles and petals around the
    vases, it was really siple but very effective, if you ant to see a pic PM me

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    It depends on your overall theme etc, but anything that draws your eye down the table will work well. Candles are good for this, just simple tealights placed at regular intervals along the middle of the table would look lovely, perhaps broken up with some short vases of flowers. It's just my opinion but I don't think you'd want anything too tall...your guests will want to be able to talk to the person opposite. There was a lovely wedding with long tables featured on rock my wedding - it would take some searchin but it's there! Failing that they always have lovely ideas.

    It sounds a bit too obvious but you could also try googling images of centrepieces for long tables. I found examples of exactly the look I was after to show my florist by doing that. You get some really lovely pictures come up.
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    Fab, thank you ladies. Lorna - have sent you a wee PM.
    I love the idea of single vases and tea lights.
    Will get googling!

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    Hi Venue Buddy

    I have just ordered my flowers, I am having 2 smallish white rose arrangements on each table ( i can also split these up on the tables for the evening guests) and either Tall white candles or tea lights.. I think Broomhall will look great with candles, we are only aloud the real flames during the day, I think I will get battery operated tea lights for night time.

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    We had long buffet style tables as well - with between 10 & 14 guests on each. We had 1 tall lily vase in the middle of each table which had 3 sunflowers in it & some trailing leafy things out of it, and then a single bud vase with a sunflower in it placed each side of the big vase a bit further along the tables. I was worried how it would look, but it was lovely & simple and didn't clutter up the tables too much.

    We also went to a friend's wedding where they had long banquet style tables and had single bud vases with roses all the way down. It was beautiful and simple, really effective.

    PM me if you want pictures of either.

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    I am thinking of having long tables with quite simple poseys of flowers all the way up rather than centrepieces as such - also having decorations hanging over the tables.

    what i'm wondering though is whether you would still use a table plan / names if you're not having seperate tables as such?
    any ideas?

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