Post # 1
I remember sadly looking around at small potted flowers at stores that I wish I could use as centerpieces, but I quickly disregarded that idea because “it just isn’t done”. I just met with our florist and described how I love natural, fresh picked from the garden bouquets, not the over done bouquets where they couldn’t shove another flower into the fake and plastered together bundle. When the topic came to centerpieces, I described my loose, natural ideas and then shyly asked about whether I could have potted flowers. I just love the idea because they flowers aren’t wasted and the guests can take them home! I can decorate around it with little tea lights in jars. My florist said he has definitely heard of it, and I could have a small rose bush (potted) at every table for 10 bucks each! YES! Right now it’s still up in the air, but I am so dang excited about the possibilities. I feel like it would make our wedding unique and individualized 🙂
Has anyone else use potted centerpieces? What type of flowers? He offered roses, but I’m up for other ideas as well.
Post # 3
@wildflowerbee: I think that’s a great idea! You could really do any potted flower you want and you could even grow them yourself if you wanted to.
Post # 4
This is a great idea, and I’ve seen plenty of pics on pinterest with just what you’re describing. It looks awesome!
Post # 5
I want to do something along these lines. Succulents are kind of a theme in our wedding decorations and I want to do succulent terrariums. I made one on my own for practice to see if I could grown them all, but I’ve realized I don’t have enough space so I’m thinking about contacting a greenhouse to grow them for me. Here’s my trial one:
Post # 6
@wildflowerbee: I love this idea! It sounds much more affordable too. Roses are a great pick but you could really do any flower you want!
Post # 8
I considered it. Love the idea!
Post # 9
Gah thank you Bees! Do you think I should have all the flowers be the same, or use different flowers at each table? I’m so excited!!
Post # 10
I really really considered doing potted plants! But it didn’t match my over all idea :-/ They are so natural and way cheaper! Plus guest can take them home after the wedding, I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 11
I’m doing this, I got ivory urn shaped pots from a wholesaler and will be planting cyclamens in them. Mainly to save flower costs. we also bought black pebbles to put on top of the soil to keep it clean. We have potted some lavender as well that we plan to use as aisle decoration.
Post # 12
I did this! I used mini roses and popped them into some cute planters from Ikea. I also used florist picks to hold the table numbers:
Post # 13
@wildflowerbee: Potted flowers make a lovely centerpiece. Potted roses can be a little sparse though- it depends on how bushy they are and how many blooms per plant.
I have seen many kinds of plants used depending on the timing and color scheme of the wedding. Orchids are gorgeous and very elegant.
orchid in a square glass pot with added branches
single orchid-slip pot into square vase
You can also use tiny little plants in what’s called a breakaway centerpiece. You cluster the pots in the middle of the table and each person takes one home, so they double as favors.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
I have seen weddings with them before. I might do this. I think spending thousands on flowers that only last a day is ridiculous so this would make more sense and you can plan ahead and keep them after.
Post # 15
I used to work for a restaurant that catered, and one of the best weddings that we catered while I worked there had potted flower centerpieces! And the bride’s family owned one of the local floral farms, so they could have done all cut flowers. They had long tables with potted flowers, tea lights in little glass containes, and bud vases with one or two flowers in them. Guests at that wedding were scrambling to grab as much as possible. People really wanted those flowers!!
Post # 16
@Pepperwoodsy: haha I’m so glad to hear it! That sounds exactly like what I’m envisioning. I’m already making mental notes to make sure someone saves us a flower or two lol
@Pixienickie: I completely agree! I have always hated the idea of wasting so much time and money on one day. It’s still a shame that I can’t have potted bouquets (haha) but I am going to have them small with lots of filler to make them less expensive. And at least the centerpieces can last for much longer!
@Double_rainbow: love those mini-roses!