Post # 1
Hey Bees- I’m wondering how you picked your flowers.
Was there a sentimental reason (ie was it the flower of your birth month or someone’s favorite flower)?
Was it just something you saw and fell in love with?
Was it a financial decision (ie cheapest or most you could afford)?
I went with roses because I was DIYing mine and roses are very hardy (my wedding was in the middle of nowhere, so they flowers had to be shipped in), easy to work with, and I like them. But if I was braver or could afford a florist I would have gone with wildflowers- maybe something like these:
Post # 3
I chose to go with silk flowers for budget reasons and also I wanted them to last. I wanted to be able to show my children the flowers their mom carried the day I told my husband I would love him forever
Of course it will hopefully be several years before we have children….
Post # 4
I chose roses because they are my favorite flower. They also remind me of my Grannie, who has long since passed away.
Post # 5
My mom offered to do the flowers and is going to grow most of them so I pretty much went with whatever she suggested!
Post # 6
We chose to get married in our church the week after Easter because the church is still decorated with Easter lillies. So that’s our flower, the lily!
Post # 7
I haven’t picked mine yet but it will be a combination of what is pretty and not to expensive. For me, I may pick orange callalillies. For the girls not sure. Our colors are chocolate brown and orange. The girls will be wearing orange dresses…I tend to think that brown flowers look kinda dead, so will probably pick orange flowers with some yellows/pinks.
I love the look of hollowed out pumpkins with bright flowers inside for a fall wedding as centerpieces but they will probably be $$$$.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
I picked my flowers out of a binder two days before the wedding. I was kinda nervous since my sole basis was that they complimented my wedding colors from what I saw from a tiny 2"x2" image. Luckily they turned out beautiful.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
I picked my flowers based on my favorite flower and ones I thought went with it well 🙂
Post # 10
Erindesmar- I bet if you offered to provide your florist with the pumpkins already hollowed out, it probably wouldn’t be to expensive. The labor instensive part if cleaning them out. But pumpkins aren’t that expensive, are they? They might wind up cheaper than glassware. Also- I agree with you that it’s really hard to find a brown flower that looks vibrant and alive!
Post # 11
I picked my flowers because I saw a bouquet when researching florists and I loved it! And I knew it was something my florist could do because she already had! Lisianthus, hydrangea, roses, stock, ranunculus — what’s not to love?
But, we had to go with just wedding party flowers, flowers for the family, and that’s it. Pretty bouquets aren’t cheap.
Calla lilies were out based on price (at least at our florist). That’s what my FH wanted. Maybe we’ll sneak just one in for his bout…
Post # 12
My florist picked my flowers… hehehe…
Although I researched it a lot, my FI and I had no idea what flowers we wanted. So finally, we went in and had a meeting with a florist. We went through tons of books and picked out some things we really liked. We sort of fine tuned it from there. It will all look and feel like "us" but we really relied heavily on our florist to tell us what would look good together, what is popular that time of year, etc etc.
Post # 13
I told my florist I wanted really natural garden-y outdoors-y flowers, and he helped me pick. I’m carrying peonies and dahlias, the BMs are carrying ranunculus, mini callas, lotus pods, and wax flowers, the bouts are ranunculus, and the centerpieces and church flowers are hydrangeas, peonies, and ranunculus. The foliage on everything will be seeded eucalyptus. Everything is expensive, but SO worth it. I heart my flowers.
Post # 14
I chose mine based on the overall "attitude" of the flower…Gerbera daisies and sunflowers for the main flowers, and while my bridesmaids will carry a variety of those colors, they will also carry…
My sister will carry Jessamine (South Carolina’s state flower, where my sister was born and where I spent 8 years of my childhood)
My cousin will carry irises (Tennessee’s state flower, where my cousin was born and where I was born and spent every holiday all the way up through high school)
My youngest sister will carry bluebonnets (Texas’ state flower, where she was born and where I’ve lived since I was 11)
Our flower girl, his niece, will carry orange blossoms (Florida’s state flower, where my FI was born and where we’ll be living)
No one will know the significance of them, but it means a lot to me and my FI, well, mostly, to me! 🙂
Post # 15
I went to the florist, told him my colors and my budget, and let him run with it. We ended up with spray roses, hydranges, orchids, and gerberas, all of which I love, so — I’m happy!
Post # 16
@MsAnalytical- that’s so thoughtful! I love the sentimentality in how you chose the flowers! How are you getting orange blossoms? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone using them!