(Closed) Carnations as the MAIN flower in centerpieces?! Is she crazy!?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Use the carnations or stick with the roses?
    Use the carnations and the iris! Honor your grandparents, so what if others think it looks cheap! : (129 votes)
    90 %
    Stick with the florist's suggestion and just use a few carnations. You don't want it to look cheap! : (15 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3689 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Did you already put a deposit down with this florist?  Because her putting you on speakerphone like she and the other girl were about to hear something hilarious would make me switch to another florist.  That was rude of her.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Carnations are great, even though most folks prefer roses. My own mother HATES roses, and LOVES carnations. I think they could be beautiful in centerpieces.

    Post # 5
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    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @wbg21:  I bet they’re tryiing to change your mind so they can keep their profit margin high. Stick with what you want, or tell them you’ll be going to another florist.

    Post # 6
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    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @wbg21:  NO BRAINER HERE. The folks at the flower shop should keep their opinions and their Fat Yaps shut!!! I think it’s a beautiful and sentimental offering to have those flowers displayed at your wedding. Repeat, YOUR WEDDING!!! I guarantee, not one guest would think twice about it, or dare think you’re being cheap! 

    Post # 7
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I adore carnations. I actually prefer them to roses. They smell good, look amazing, and “age” well.

    Post # 8
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    A lot of florists look down on carnations, and I kind of agree with them in general, but you have a sentimental reason, so stick to your guns. I don’t think they were trying to offend or anything, but were probably just honestly shocked that someone would want to feature carnations so prominently. If these are quality florists, they are not used to that.

    Post # 9
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Carnations can look amazing when done right (in my opinion, in large bunches and primarily with just one color).

    I’d be hesitant to work with a florist who vocally did not like my vision. I feel like they’d put less work into it because of their preconceived notions about how it could look.

    Post # 11
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    1850 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Carnations are my favorite flower and will probably be the main flower in my wedding. They aren’t tacky IMO, so tell the florist where to go and use them.

    Post # 12
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    9552 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Screw them!!! Honestly, I would at least consider changing florists for that comment. I love carnations. And it is such an amazing way to honor your grandmothers. I definately definately definately think you should stick with carnations and orchids and if the florists can’t get on board, then there are other florists. And if it saves you money, all the better!I would definately let them know that you did not appreciate their comments and that they were unprofessional. Whether their trying to make more profit or just being rude, it was completely uncalled for!

    Post # 14
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Heck, when I get married, I am using dollar store fake flowers!  Carnations are gorgeous, it’s my mom’s favourite flower so occasionally for Mother’s Day I get her a bouquet of them mixed with iris, and it’s honestly stunning.  And so much cheaper.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore roses, but I find they die so much faster then any other flower.  And saving $800?!  Definitely go for it, I LOVE that you want to honour your grandmother that way.

    Post # 15
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like carnations. They’re fluffy and fresh looking. If the only downside to them is that people know they cost less, well that’s kind of lame. I didn’t realize the point of centerpieces is to make sure everyone knows they cost a lot? Anyway I would think a talented florist could make any type of flower look nice and elegant. 

    Post # 16
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @wbg21:  I don’t think it’s the cost because plenty of other flowers are cheap, like hydrangea, and florist don’t look down on them. I am not a florist, but I personally think carnations are ugly. They look like a small child cut up tissue paper and pasted it together. They remind me of grade school and are, in my opinion, not at all refined.

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