(Closed) Flower disagreement – Are they winter weddingy enough? Help me!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Are these flowers to "spa looking"?
    Yes, these look like spa flowers, but you should keep them because FH likes them : (9 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, these look like spa flowers and you should pick new ones. : (12 votes)
    28 %
    No, they do not look like spa flowers and you should keep them : (22 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think both arrangements are very pretty and I don’t think the first looks too spa-ish . . . I’ve seen plenty of girls post centerpieces similiar to those and they always look very pretty.  I don’t think the orchid is very fitting of a winter wedding though . . .

    What if you used a different flower than an orchid that can be submerged . . . and do half the centerpieces with what he likes & half of the centerpieces with what you like. Or, use his arrangements on cocktail tables and yours on the dinner tables.  I’m sure you can reach some compromise that will make the both of you happy.

    Post # 4
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    You could share your concerns with your florist, I think if you stick away from hydrangeas they will not look winter-y. The first flowers though I think would work but the second ones look like a spring wedding to me. Do you want some examples of some winter bouquets and flowers using your flower choices? Do you have specific names of the flowers you picked?

    Post # 5
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    It’s not so much that they’re not “weddingy” (although they do have that zen spa look lol) but I really can’t picture them at a winter wedding. At a beach wedding, maybe, but I think they might look a little strange in December. Just me though. And it’s hard to say really without knowing the tone of the rest of your wedding.

    Post # 7
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Hydrangeas don’t look like a winter flower to me (in fact they are in bloom in May to later in the summer).

    Some options you have:

    Carnations, Freesia, Gardenias, Amaryllis, Magnolia and Snowball.

    Personally, I would choose either magnolias or gardenias. They look similar to orchids (in a way), but they are more sleek and they sure don’t look puffy, smelly and summery the way hydrangeas do!!!! 

    As far as greenery goes, you can use dusty miller.

    Post # 8
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I want something similar to the first option for my wedding. I think it looks LOVELY

    Post # 9
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010


    I think you are right, that the first set of flowers doesn’t fit your theme at all.

    However, I disagree with some other people about hydrangeas not being wintery. I think that parcticular arrangement isn’t, but they can look wintery if arranged differently. Also, hydrangeas are available in the winter and bloom in the winter in milder climates (they are in bloom here in Seattle in the winter). My wedding is the week after yours and we are using them.

    Here are some of my floral inspiration pictures:


    Post # 10
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    You should do what you want, but I like the original choice. It gives the best of both flower and non-flower centerpieces. Here’s a pic with cylinders, but the colors are off.

    Post # 12
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    what the hell are “spa flowers”?  after pouring over countless pics of many weddings on the net, i can tell you that are indeed ‘weddingy,’ and that style is very popular with brides right now.  they look good, really they do, and i don’t think most people would make that connection with a spa.  if you really want to change show him some pics of what you actually want, maybe he’ll go for it.

    i had disagreements with the hubs about some decoration things, but in the end we both compromised with each other after realizing how dumb it was to fight over details that really don’t matter all that much.

    Post # 13
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    The only things that appear inappropriate for a winter wedding are the rocks, in my opinion.  Everything else just depends on how the flowers are arranged, right?

    Post # 14
    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think sapphire bride’s last pic there might be a good meeting place for you guys. Although the frosted branch ones are gorgeous.

    Post # 15
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Oooh, I love what Sapphire posted so much!  I don’t think orchids are spa flowers, per se, because they are in season year round.  They’re just tropical.  And they are very, very pretty.  Is hydrangea in season in winter?  I’m a fan of big white roses and those sparkly branches in winter.

    Post # 16
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I think they both look fine. Neither of them look like they belong in a spa as opposed to a wedding.

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