Post # 1
Hi Bees, I was going to use this idea for my outdoor ceremony in September. I was talking with my florist on Saturday and she recommended doing Hydrengeas instead of babys breath for a fuller look down the aisle. Then to save money we were going to take all of these hydrengea filled pots to the reception hall and put them on the tables surrounded by low tea lights for the centerpiece. I was going to spray paint them gold (suggested by my florist) I am only doing this centerpiece on 1/2 the tables.
This is exactly what I am doing on the other 1/2 of the tables. Except the vase is a clear square glass vase. I guess what my question is, do you think all of this put together will look silly? My colors are blush, cream, and mauve
Post # 3
@SLuce021: No, I think that will look really pretty. What color flowers are you using??
Post # 4
@SLuce021: I love the pots filled with hydrangeas, they are really pretty. We used the flowers from our ceremony to decorate the third location of our venue (dance party and cake cutting location).
My only two concerns would be that hydrangeas are far more expensive than baby’s breath ($4-5 customer cost a stem right now) and hydrangeas wilt very easily in heat if your florist is not familiar with how to properly treat them to stay fresh. The last thing you want is wilting flowers on your table.
Post # 5
@SLuce021: What are your wedding colors?
For me, the charm of those Ikea containers is the resemblance to white lace at the top edge.
I think they will look fine as a container for a hydrangea plant as long as the plant pot fits down inside the Ikea pot far enough so that the blooms are right at the top edge . If there is stem showing it might look a bit gangly.
Post # 6
@SLuce021: I think that will be really pretty. Just a thought – I’m not sure what region your from – will it be hot where you’re getting married in late September? Because if so, the hydrangeas may wilt. I originally wanted my BMs to carry hydrangeas in their bouquets but my florist said once they’re in the heat they’ll start wilting and won’t hold up very well. Depending on where you live, this might be something to think about.
Post # 7
Thanks for all of the positive feed back guys! 🙂 that really makes me feel better about the decision to go this route.
@Sweetescape1976: I am using the same exact colors that are in the above photo. My bridesmaids dresses are plum and my dress is ivory. Along with the centerpieces I am doing this (Photo below) at the head table. We have a long head table that is slightly elevated from everyone elses tables and I think this on both ends of the head table will look georgous. The colors and flowers that are in this centerpiece are exactly my colors for the wedding day.
@PrincessBride27: It will be September 27th in suburban Illinois. about 25 miles from Chicago. We are having the ceremony outside at a local forest preserve and the spot is amazing. Chicago weather in September can vary for sure but I checked the weather almanac and it has been pretty consecutive with sunny and 65-70 so we are hoping it will be exactly that. But there is probably a 50/50 chance it could be 90 with blazing sun and humidity haha. were hoping for the best but we have a plan B if it ends up raining. :-/
I really like the way the photo looks with the white pot and the babies breath but my floris has a point that it would most likley be the same price to fill the pots with hydrangeas instead of a bigger bunch of babies breath. the price would probably come out the same (infact i think it did when she calculated it out). I have 4 months to go and my mind is everywhere with these damn flowers. I honestly didnt think a floral decision would be this hard, I guess I just want everyone to walk in and be floored with the decor 🙂