Post # 1
im getting married here, under this pagola, but it comes bare.
i dont want it bare, and would LOVE to cover it like the photo, but that is in roses and costs $3000 (quote from florist) crazy!!!
cant spend that much.
so was wondering if anyone had any other ideas that would look nice but isnt so expensive?
i thought babys breath but not sure what it would look like.
Post # 3
@lilarose: Carnations would look nice. They would have the same effect as roses once they are all grouped together. Significantly cheaper, too, I think.
Post # 4
Baby’s breath could work … maybe mixed in with something else?
What about some type of vine, like ivy? And would it have to be real flowers?
Post # 5
@LilacViolet: Yes I second that carnations would give the rose look without the rose cost and you can get them in so many colors!
Post # 6
Peonies? Hydrangeas? Mixed with vines and baby’s breath would look great.
Post # 7
i think carnations and baby’s breath combined could work, you can offset the cost of the carnations by using some baby’s breath, plus i think it would look magical with both blended
Post # 8
you can always add fake flowers?
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Hydrangea. Peonies would be beautiful but they are usually more expensive than roses. Hydrangea are pretty inexpensive.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Have you thought about silk flowers? I bought calla lily garland at a craft store- looked better than I thought. No one was up close enough to be able to tell- the orange lillies were real. All the garland cost around $20 (USD) on sale.
How does the arch look with just tulle?
Post # 11
Around April, lillies should be fairly inexpensive.
I’m heavy on the lillies for my warch wedding
Post # 12
@Luayne: Peonies are cuh-razy expensive if bought outside of their peak season, which April happens to be, especially in New Zealand.
I think baby’s breath could be reaally nice, and definitely inexpensive. April is mid fall in NZ, right?
Post # 13
I think Hydrangea would look lovely and some drapey greenery…
We had some bare branches we used for an arch and our florist used those and I think it was really pretty.
Post # 14
thanks so much for all the advice, im DEF gonna take it to my florist and see what she can come up with!! even if we just do the front of it in something
Post # 15
Make a garland with ivy, wrap a lot of ribbon, then add bows the last thing flowers, silk would be less expensive. I can send you a pic. of one I made for a Bride in Alaska.
Post # 16
@Kazzandra21: that would be great if you could!!! thanks