One way to cut back on centerpieces. - people often overlook designing table set ups in non-traditional fashions and focusing on tablescapes rather than centerpieces to cut costs. Tablescaping can be breath-taking when done right and are very customizable.
the base of these types of vases as well as the flowers on top (besides the ones sticking out) may be nice so people can see easily across the table. could crystals that dangle somehow be incorporated?