(Closed) Silk or Fresh Flowers for Pomander??

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve heard that it is much easier to do pomanders with silk than fresh. I’ve heard fresh pomanders require chicken wire and floral oasis foam and all kinds of crazy contraptions to make them hold their round shape. Not sure where I heard that exactly, but check the boards, there are tonssss of pomander discussions.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@texaslawgirl:you’re correct, chicken wire is needed for them, but they are made sometimes without, silks are less because they are very labor intensive and it’s easier to make them in advance versus the standard one or two days before hand.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d also go with the silk!  For the pomanders, you can do them even more than a few days before, and it will be one less thing to worry about. Plus I’ve heard making Oasis pomanders is just an absolute pain!

Post # 6
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Newbee

Ditto, to everyone elses comments. Even though I LOVE fresh flowers, sometimes they’re just not practical enough and labour intensive. Maybe you should put your mind and decision making at ease and do a DIY trial. One fresh pomander vs. one silk.  

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to go against the grain. We are doing fresh for ours and they haven’t been that bad–I just did a prototype. Take a look: http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv188/madcitybride/IMG00040.jpg

I used 6 in wet foam spheres with carns and poms. They look and smell great! The foam stayed wet for 4 days, and the flowers didn’t start looking crappy until 5 days in. The foam came with a netting around it to help them stay and if you use floral glue on the ends just in case, you’ll be fine.I would also suggest using flowers with harder stalks. Flowers like alstro, tulips, etc are too flimsy.

That said, silk can be done ahead of time and then you don’t have to worry. And, silks have been getting so life-like no one will know the difference.

 

Good luck. Whatever you do will be beautiful!! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here are the ones that my FI and I made, well I made one and he made the rest of them (10)!!!!

These are silk and we got them at Hobby Lobby.  FYI these aren’t cheap to make, well I guess it all depends on how many you want and what size balls you are going to use too.

 

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Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@dereksbride2b: Those are fabulous! Your FI did an excellent job! =)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made mine from tissue paper – they are labor intensive but cost about $3 to make.

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