Post # 1
Hey all! We have decided on our wedding colors, and they’re going to be light blue, silver/grey, and ivory. For our centerpieces we’re using candle holders with a pomander on top. We’re struggling with deciding between using paper, silk, or real flowers to make the pomanders. I’m thinking that real flowers are going to be quite expensive (we’re having at least 20 tables) and thanks to a fellow Bee, I found a great site to order silk flowers. The prices are great, and the flowers look real. So here comes my question.. would it be weird to use blue roses? I know roses aren’t naturally blue, but the silk flower site has almost the perfect blue color. Just wondering your opinions! If you think it will look weird, are there any other types of flowers you would suggest?
Post # 3
I had blue as a wedding color and refused to let the florist use any blue flowers. I personally think flowers should look natural. I think this is even more important if they are silk. If they’re blue, they will draw more attention and people will not think for a second that they might be real. If you don’t really care about whether they look possible real and need more color then I can understand, but I would prefer real flower colors.
There are some naturally blue flower that they may also sell. I have no idea what their names are…but they could provide an accent. I don’t think all of the blues need to match exactly.
Post # 4
I think if you’re hoping on first glance people will think you used real flowers, then you don’t want to go with blue.
If you’re set on blue flowers, what about a hydrangea?
Post # 5
I really dislike the look of blue roses. They stick out like a sore thumb to me.
I’d suggest to do flowers that are naturally grown blue (in fresh or silk). There are lots of options:
There are a few other blue flowers that grow naturally. I’d suggest to either google “naturally grown blue flowers” or talk to a florist. Taking to them is free, and you could always go with silks after you get their input.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I feel like since I was uneasy in the first place, I pretty much already knew the answer myself. I suppose we can always do ivory flowers and accent with a blue ribbon of some sort. FI says he doesn’t want the flower to be white/ivory, but maybe once he sees it finished he’ll change his mind.
@LindsayMaree: That’s a great idea. I have to go to a florist at some point to get pricing anyways, so I can always go the silk route after I get their ideas 🙂
Post # 7
When I heard you wanted blue and a pomander, I thought of hydrangea right away!
Post # 8
also… any flowers that are painted have the possibility of staining… imagine those blue roses staining your white weding dress???!?