Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mix 'n Match: Yea or Nay?

By now you may have figured out that I'm not a fan of stereotypical wedding decor. Like round tables of 8 or 10 with one big centerpiece in the middle. We'll be going with the more and more popular long, rectangular tables decorated with a table runner and small groupings of flowers running the length of the table. The question on my mind right now is what all those flowers should be resting in. I mentioned earlier that we are following the farm-like quality of the restaurant by using various sized mason jars for the flowers.

Our florist suggested going even further with the "assorted" look, and incorporating these coffee cans** as well, since they match our color scheme:

A totally cute idea, no doubt. But I wonder if we have the potential to end up looking TOO hodgepodge...I'm starting to wonder if we should stick to all clear glass containers.

These images above via Style Me Pretty show great examples of both -- all clear glass and mix 'n match vessels. What do you think will look best?

**Update: We went to Cost Plus where they sell this coffee, and the cans look much more orange in person than they do in this photo. TOO orange. It's overpowering. So I don't think we'll be going with the coffee can idea after all, and we'll stick with a clear glass palette.


  1. i think either could be nice, but whether or not the mix 'n match looks too hodgepodge will probably depend on the surrounding decor. maybe you should set it up on one table, take a picture of it, then duplicated the pic side by side to simulate a lonnnnng table full of it. good luck!

  2. go with the clear glass. you can mix and match containers for variety and maintain some "sophistication" and not distract from the rest of your decor with "random" containers.