Post # 1
I’m on a budget, and while I love beautiful, expensive flowers, (Who doesn’t?) I need to be realistic. I’m DIYing the bouquets and centerpieces myself, so I need something readily available in bulk that is easy to work with. I thought carnations were a fine choice for this. They’re semi-poofy, available anywhere, and I’ve seen some arrangements including carnations that looked wonderful. I want to pair green carnations with pink gerbera daisies and filler, and I’m thinking of adding some spray roses.
I’ve mentioned this to a few friends, and a couple of them acted like I had just told them I was doing a 200-person calling tree to save money on wedding invites. Are carnations really that tacky? Is it really that wrong to have them as wedding flowers?
Post # 3
i dont think there is anything wrong with carnations. in fact, there was an article about them in one of the bridal magazines in the fall. i cant remember which one because i read a whole bunch of them. the article said that carnations are making a comeback, not only because of their costs, but they also come in a huge variety of colors. it also said that a good idea was bunching the carnations together so they look more like peonies.
hope it goes well! send pictures!
Post # 4
I am with Sahcha23 – Carnations are back! I think the problem is that your girlfriends are picturing some lame 1980’s bouet. Carnations have been reinturpted into more modern arrangements and are now fabulous. I LOVE the look of a carnations all bunched together.
Go for it! Prove your girlfiends wrong!
Also, babysbreath (seriously!) can be chic and cheap. Check out Miss. Powder Puff’s post to see some inspiratinon.
Post # 5
I’m using hot pink carnations mixed in with other flowers in our centerpieces. I love their papery texture! Plus, I don’t know about you, but my friends and I have cute stories and nice memories of middle school crushes buying us carnations at school dances. Awww, how romantic 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with the others–carnations can look gorgeous! It’s all in the presentation! If you got a bunch all in the same color and made them one big, honkin’ flower centerpiece on each table, I think that would be very glam!
Post # 7
I have this really gorgeous image in my head of your boquet ideas! The pink and green combo with those types of flowers will be really pretty.
Post # 8
I think they are a beautiful flower. Real Simple mag did an article on creating bouquest from supermarket flowers – both carnationas and baby’s breath are pictured: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/flowers/wedding-flowers-bouquets-supermarket-00000000000483/page3.html
Post # 9
I think they look best when used as the only flower. They’re very pretty and ruffly. I do think they look a little cheap when paired with other flowers, but I’ve seen some great things done with them all over the place lately. If you go to a wholesale florist, they should be able to help you pick some inexpensive flowers that will go together well. They’re usually very helpful!
Post # 10
No way jose! go to marthastewart.com/weddings and search carnations. They had BEAUTIFUL photos of lush full bouquets — they are totally hot right now!
Post # 11
I love carnations & in a big bunch they look beautiful! plus the color possibilities with them are endless.
Post # 12
I love carnations. We used them for our wedding, and while I did get some "Ugh, carnations?" from one of my bridesmaids, she had to admit how great they looked when bunched together.
Post # 13
There are lots of carnation bouquets and centerpieces that look lovely! It’s all about how you put them together.
Post # 14
Carnations are a really good filler especially because you can get them in different colors. They add really nice texture. I think with the colors you have chosen it will look great not cheap!
Post # 15
Miss Cheese just posted about proflowers or something like that (her PLAN B)…there’s a picture of a bouquet with bright pink roses and carnations that looks completely amazing!
I think carnations can look really nice if done correctly!
Post # 16
carnations bunched together in a bouquet will be so pretty 🙂 go for it!