Post # 1
Hi bees, this is my first post out of the “dress” section as most of my wedding has been smooth sailing compared to the dress (WHOLE other story). Anyway, I’m posting about my MOHs centrepieces (for her own wedding, obviously). She is REALLY creative, when she and her sisters get together they can make pretty much anything. She really likes the orchids in a tall vase with lights in the bottom centrepiece idea. However, she would like to add to it a bit by having flowers around the base or something similar so there is a bit more purple as she has had to have black tablecloths as a compromise with her fiance so everything wasn’t overly purple and “girly” (legit concern of his btw, she’s very girly). ANYWAY, adding flowers around the base is kinda out of the question budget wise. We all brainstormed and came up with the idea of making ribbon flowers for the base and have the ribbon run out of the centrepiece and hang of the table at numerous points. Everyone thought this was a good idea and all her sisters and myself agreed to help with making the flowers (hopefully mine can be hidden a bit because I’m not really creative at all). It is now today and she has called me and is concerned that it will look cheap and tacky and everyone will judge her for not having real flowers. I really think that this centrepiece will be a beautiful touch of her and who she is and will be a much more honest reflection of, well, her. So I thought I’d get the opinion of the bees because maybe I’m just being narrow minded and people will be harsh about it. Pictures below of things discussed.
Orchid centerpiece inspiration:
Tables with ribbons:
Yet to decide on which ribbon flowers but here are some examples:
This was a result of a google search, she has all the info.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Post # 2
Gorgeous and unique I say go for it ! It will look great x
Post # 3
Are you guys doing the set-up, for the recption decorating? The only reason why I ask is that all those ribbons, although gorgeou, look time-consuming to lay out on the tables. I remember the venue coordinator, at my daughter’s wedding, tell us they don’t recommend using table runners (they did overlays, though).
Post # 4
I’m kind of confused as to what the second two inspro Pictures are showing, I don’t like the ribbon on the second table and don’t see ribbon in the third picture. That being said I really do think the ribbon flowers will be very pretty and unique used like the first photo with the flowers.
could she make a couple and just see how it looks with one of the vases. And then decide for sure?
Post # 5
Im not trying to be harsh at all but Orchids are really beautiful and I would think a DIY flower may take a way from them a bit. With the cost of ribbon and craft supplies needed to make them it seems like buying Silk Florals (like below) for the base wouldnt be far out of the budget. My florist does this cool thing with dying the water in cylinders to give a hint of color. She could also lightly dye the water purple to give more color and then maybe just place tealights around the base…just an idea
Post # 6
I really don’t think it’s a good idea to use the ribbon flowers for many reasons. For one they are too small to make an impact. Also they are too “crafty” looking and don’t really go with the modern clean lines of the orchid centerpiece. I think they will be a pita to make.
Why not add another vase with orchid? Or use candles around the vases? Another suggestion would be to buy hydreangea wholesale and tuck the flowers inbetween the vases. Sort of like this but without the box. You can put water tubes on them to make them last.
Post # 7
Allyg: the blue lines- light and dark- on the white tablecloth are ribbon.
Immy05: I too would pick something other than ribbon flowers if she wants more color at the base. I think the ribbon flowers will be pretty, but it wil take masses of them to have any impact. I also think it would keep the focus on the submerged flowers.
She could use feather boas.
a wreath at the base- even cheap plastic wreaths can be spray painted and they look stunning
Post # 8
I like the look of the ribbon on the tables, but it looks like a pain to arrange. Also, it would get shifted around a bit if it’s not pinned down, and it could look messy after everyone sits down and starts eating.
Post # 9
I have used ribon like that and it’s pretty easy to do. You simply cut one length then use that as a measuremet for the rest. IF you have access to the venue or know your table measurements, it can all be done ahard of time. You do want to store the ribbon on large cyinders so it wil lay flat and not have fold marks. You simply lay it on the table against the curl so it lays flat.
It also doesn’t move around.
Post # 10
Thank you guys for responding, all are food for thought that’s for sure. I get that the crafty look might clash with the modern feel of the centerpiece so if we decide to go ahead with it we would probably only make a few to see as suggested. Just to clarify a few things as people have questions about them:
- We will be using a foam or something to put them in at the base so they present in a half circle and won’t need to arrange them on the day
- We haven’t decided how much ribbon will run out of it or where on the table it will run
- Each section where a ribbon runs out will only be a single strand so we won’t be lining up ones next to each other
- The amount required isn’t a problem, they are powerhouses and will probably make 1000 more than needed lol
- We are able to get the craft materials really cheap due to her sister’s line of work which is why it is such a cost effective option for her
I hope this makes things a little clearer? It’s really hard to explain. I really appreciate all the input and would love even more suggestions as the ones so far have been really helpful (well, for me. I haven’t shown her yet lol)
Post # 11
I used ribbon on my table (read TABLE, singular), and it cost me $50. I got all my ribbon from Walmart. So just be weary that ribbon isn’t necessarily the cheaper option.