Post # 1
No offense to florists out there, but I thought arranging flowers would be a cinch. I stopped by the Farmer’s Market, got a lovely bouquet, and went home to split it into milk glass vases. The end result isn’t bad…just…off? Advice please? I know the greenery (just leaves) isn’t helping. This is for my fall wedding next year. Thanks!
Post # 3
I feel like maybe if they had a little more flowers instead of greenery I might like them a little more. But honestly, at the right wedding, I think they’d be really cute.
Post # 4
I don’t really know flowers that well myself, but I think if you stripped some of the greenery off of the stems of the flowers and cut them shorter it might look a little fuller and more like typical centerpieces.
Post # 5
hehehehe….the post title made me giggle.
true story though, its not as easy as it looks. I can never make flowers look good in a stupid vase!
Post # 6
I don’t think there are enough flowers and they are a bit too tall… Try putting all of the flowers in the center vase and see how that works…
Post # 7
i think some of those leaves need to come off of there 🙂
Post # 8
@HoneyBear: I know, right?!? I had decided I’d get my bouquet done, but that I could handle the centerpieces myself. Good thing i am practicing a year in advance!
Here’s the other situation: the flowers are all kind of wilty now (it’s been a few days and I may have forgotten to water them). So I will have to try again. But I do think loosing the leaves and making them shorter might help…. Thanks y’all!
Post # 9
I think especially for the middle vase you need a lot more flowers in there. Don’t be afraid of greenery, it is great for filler! You just have to arrange it correctly.
See how these flowers are all about the same height with the greenery “supporting” them from underneath?
Here is another simple example:
I just saw this picture and loved it so I thought I would share, little vases like these would add great filler on the tables too.
Post # 10
@caszos: Thanks, that is really helpful too! I love those pics. I do have some smaller vases and cups, was just scared to use them. I think I just need to play around with it some more.
Post # 11
You’ll need to water your flowers frequently in those vases because they’re so small. Right after you trim them they’ll drink lots of water, so keep that in mind. I think the other posters have it right. All you need are a few more blooms up top (but without greenery, to balance out all the greenery on the bottom). Arranging flowers is a skill that can be learned! They already look good, I’m looking forward to the update. 🙂