Post # 1
I don’t know about you ladies, but I have definitely lost sleep, or at least been delayed sleeping, just trying to figure out this flower business! Almost everything else is done! Venue, DJ, Catering, Dress, Accessories, Photographer, E-pic session, wedding bands, all of that stuff is all finished. But the flowers are driving me crazy! I’ve searched on Pinterest, I’ve met with florists, I’ve been on fiftyflowers and bridesign, thinking of doing fresh in bulk. I am at a loss. I love, love, love the look of gardenias, but my Mother (who is sometimes more hurtful than helpful) hates the smell, and all the florists say fresh gardenias will bruise like nobody’s business. Roses and lilies, which I also adore are more hearty, as it were.
Would it be ok to order silk/real touch gardenias/stephanotis and integrate them with the more sturdy fresh flowers, or am I out of my mind? Help please?!? Thank you so much!
Post # 3
I am thinking of doing this, actually. My centerpiece plan so far is to get white gladiolus stems from fiftyflowers in bulk to make something similar to this: http://www.fiftyflowers.com/testimonials/beautiful-flowers-reasonable-cost_792.html
And to break things up in the vase for more interest, will add fake dendrobium stems from Afloral like the ones seen here: http://www.afloral.com/Wedding-Design-Ideas/Dendrobium-Orchid-Wedding/Orchid-Wedding-Centerpiece-Idea
This is because I love the look of the dendrobium but they don’t come long enough for tall vases in “real life” 🙂
Oh, and this should all cost me less than $30 per centerpiece with some cheap tall cylinder vases. That’s the best part!
Good luck… flowers are a big headache for me too.
Post # 4
I think it would be helpful for you to get some sample gardenias from a good silk floral place like Afloral (I’ve ordered sample flowers from them before, they’re better than average dollar store flowers) and see how they look.
Post # 5
save on crafts have some really nice looking preserved gardenias…
Post # 6
Thank you ladies, I definitely appreciate the input! I’ll actually be submerging some of the calla lilies from afloral.com for the centerpieces. I’ll try ordering some of their gardenias. Thank you again!