Help for winter wedding flowers/centerpieces!!!

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@winterweddingrush:  Oh I love this stuff! Real flowers should be fine outdoors for a few hours. Personally I’m not a fan of white/ivory roses in a bridal boquet as I dont think they stand out enough against a white dress (though others disagree). I like a pop of contrasting colours (I had purple and orange and it looked fantastic). Red roses with lots of green foliage I think looks classic and romantic and red and green are great winter colours.

As for center peices, a friend of mine had fir cones in her winter wedding centerpices and they looked really great, a little ivy curled up inside the vase may look nice, and its cheap and easy to work with.

Post # 4
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Flowers are so expensive, why not try some other natural decorations for centerpieces?

 

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/

 

I ordered a ton of stuff from this website, they have so much.  You could put together really elegant centerpieces with branches, pine cones, etc. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@winterweddingrush:  You could always do something like roasted chestnuts in decorative cones/bags which could also double as favors.  I did my own flowers (spring wedding) and it’s definitely possible to get all of your flowers for $300 or under if you’re wanting fresh roses.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would suggest going to Pinterest and searching “Winter Wonderland Wedding”. I’m getting married this coming January also and there are a ton of beautiful – non floral options. We are going to do white branches in tall vases with candles areound them

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@winterweddingrush:  I got married in January too and the flowers were just fine!  Remember they’re refrigerated before you pick them up!

Here’s my centerpieces, I wanted something I could resell after the wedding…

And here’s my bouquet, I had wanted something whiter but oh well!  

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@winterweddingrush:  If you are worried about flowers you could always choose non floral centerpieces

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We are doing basically all greenery with twinkly candles on our tables–bonus: greenery is way cheaper than flowers! My bouquet is going to be ivory, blush, and red with lots of greenery. Here are some of my inspiration pics!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@winterweddingrush:  Hey we are getting married on the same day! Congratulations! Also, we had the same issue with flowers and budget. We have decided to cut branches down and spray paint them silver. you can do any color you like. We are also thinking of using christimas ornaments since they will be SOO cheap, crystal, or pinecones which are free! 

Here are a few inspiration pics!

diy iced branches

Good luck on your planning! If you need help as far as cutting costs let me know! I do a ton of diy stuff to save money

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