Post # 1
So I saw this idea in a Matha Stewart Wedding magazine and thought it would be simple and sweet for my wedding. I want a really relaxed, spring picnic feel for my wedding and I thought the pots would add of touch of whimsy or a down-to-earth atmosphere. I was orginially going to paint the pots the colors of the wedding and layer it with an acrylic-like finish.
Now after looking at countless of beautiful centerpieces I find myself second guessing the potted route. Would the dirt just look ugly and out of place? The rest of the décor is very floral, (including the bridesmaid dresses). Help!!
Post # 4
i was at a wedding last year where they did this.
She painted the pots and put a contrasting ribbon in her wedding colorss- then potted them with various annuals; such as, petunias, marigolds, pansies etc.
It was pretty and casual, and relatively inexpensive
Post # 5
I LOVE this idea.
I totally agree that it is easy to get away from your logical/budget-friendly/super-cute ideas when the WIC is throwing $125 centerpieces at us all the time. Then I remember that I really have no idea what type of centerpieces they had at the last several weddings I have been to (except for these completely awesome lantern/berry centerpieces a friend had for a fall wedding that must have cost all of $5 to put together…), and I think with my gut.
Plants can be gifted, replanted, used to decorate the front of your newly wedded home… whatever. Fancy flowers just die.
Post # 6
Not at all 🙂 I think it will be perfect for the spring picnic feel you want. Little galvanized buckets are adorable too!
Post # 7
I don’t think it will matter, but if it bothers you, could could always cover the dirt with (colored?) stones or moss.
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all the feedback! I like the ribbon idea and the picture of the hydrangeas was great since that is exactly the flower I’ve been considering. Here’s the picture I saw in the Martha Stewart magazine. I’m not a fan of the flowers the bride chose in the picture but I like the differing sizes in pots. I’m going to have big round table that seat 10 so I’m thinking I might need a larger arrangement.
Post # 9
i like the pic that septcabride posted that is cute!