When thinking about table centrepieces, our recommendation is always to try and vary the heights of the centrepieces. Having them all low can mean that once the guests are seated, the decor gets lost among the crowd and this does not look great in pictures. The exception to this is if you are having a setup that is very intimate like this garden bridal shower we styled below:
Having all tall centrepieces can look overbearing and we would only recommend this for venues that have very high ceilings, like this special event we styled at The Grand Connaught Rooms pictured below:
To strike a balance, for a room of a standard size, one recommendation is to alternate centrepieces. Some of the pieces will therefore be tall and some low. You could even have a third centrepiece option (if you had a large quantity of tables) with a centrepiece of a medium height. Although it is important to be careful with this because being midway can mean that the centrepiece causes an obstruction to the view of guests as they are trying to engage in conversations across the table.
Another added benefit of alternating the height of centrepieces is that it helps to add dimension to the room which again looks great when captured on camera...and let's face it, that is often what it comes down to, what looks picture perfect!
As you will notice from this image, in the background it features what looks like a perfect balance between the tall and low centrepieces, to complete what makes beautiful styling...even if we do say so ourselves!