Post # 1
For table centerpieces, I really love the floating-candle & flower-submerged-in-water idea. Has anyone tried using fake flowers before? I would love to use real flowers but I’m on a pretty tight budget.. and have 30+ guest tables to decorate! My mom suggested using fake flowers but I’m worried it will look tacky if the “fakeness” is obvious! What do you all think? Also, if anyone has done this for around $200 with real flowers, let me know!
Post # 3
I think you should do a mock-up at home with a fake flower. Are you having an evening wedding? Will there be low lighting? I think water distorts a bit, so if you get a nicer looking flower, I think it would work. Just my opinion.
Post # 4
A friend of mine used flowers that they had in their yard and their friends/families yards. You dont HAVE to buy flowers… they grow naturally.
Another friend of mine used these burlap bags and put small flowers in them. I think I may go with larger bags and mums… BECAUSE I LOVE MUMS!
Post # 5
Hmm it’s a bit tricky because water acts as a magnifier which may not be so good if your artificial flowers have any frayed threads on the ends. But it all depends on the quality of your flowers and the lighting. I’m doing the same thing for centerpieces and I think I’m gonna go for real flowers but just inexpensive ones. No orchids for me!
Post # 6
yea, i agree with you both. I guess I was just hoping there was someone out there who has tried this already and could give me advice! We’ll see I guess! Thanks for your suggestions!
Post # 7
Yes, I am using silk flowers for our centerpieces. I bought them at Hobby Lobby, lopped off the head of the rose, filled the vase with water (it’s about a foot tall tube style vase) and then suspended the rose head in the water. I have a photo of it in another of my posts somewhere on here… It looks AWESOME.
I honestly think it might be harder using real roses for this sort of thing… just make sure you get good fake flowers because as the others said the water will magnify any flaws (threads, cuts, etc) in the flower. I am using fake petals around the centerpieces too to round them out a bit more – it will be a fairly low-lit room to begin with so it’ll be fine.
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
i am using artifical green hydrangeas and cream hydrangeas/with tulips on top of my trumpet vases.
The way I plan to use the flowers is by incorporating some real tulips in the arrangements I live near LA so the floral district is close and inexpensive
I have heard that silk flowers do not submerge well because of the lightness of them however I went over to Walmart and purchased 2 white orchids pretty heavy ones for $5 a piece and the flower stayed
It depends how you arrange the flowers google in the flowers you plan on using than look at the images by clicking on google images than you will see photos of the flowers you plan to use and imitate what you see.
Post # 9
I don’t have too much advice on how it would look with a fake flower, but if cost is your deciding factor, I wouldn’t rule out real flowers. A good fake may be more expensive than a single real orchid, or whatever you’re thinking of using.
Post # 10
Perhaps inside of buying those flowers from your florist, you could buy them from a shoprite, stop n shop or other grocery store where you can get beautiful flowers for a fraction of the price. What type of flowers were you thinking?
Post # 11
@[email protected]: At the moment, I believe it will be low lighting although it’s very likely there will be a combination!
@Schatzie821: Haven’t really thought about it yet. My main color is purple so i thought purple cala lilies would be wonderful but i believe those are quite expensive. i guess at this point im just trying to get as many ideas as possible.
Post # 12
What about something like this which is a flower shaped floating candle. They are very inexpensive and come in lots of shapes and colors.
Post # 13
I used fake flowers and I loved it! These are picks of my prototypes I havn’t started on the actual centerpieces yet. They still need some help but you get the idea.
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Post # 14
Oh and in reference to pricing I paid about $15 per vase about $3 per orchid and about $1 per calla lily and the floating candles were also a dollar a piece. I got them all at Hobby Lobby.
Post # 15
Mine are fake! 🙂
Ignore the lone little candle on the right, we’ve changed that aspect! LOL!
Post # 16
I have seen fake flower center peices and when done right!looks good!