Post # 1
I am looking for flowers for center piece with floating candle. I am planning to have 3 vases. The taller one will have purple dendrobium orchid (my color theme is dark purple). I am trying to decide what should I put in the other vases.
Do you girls know what type of flowers is in the below picture and is it expensive? I also saw pictures of hydrangea which looks nice too. I am planning to put submersible light & clear vase filler at the bottom.
I am trying to save some money so if you have ideas of what else to put beside flowers please share with me. Thanks!!
Post # 3
@sonycat: I’ve heard of girls using silk flowers for this. What are your colors? I think the flower in the vase you posted is stock.
Post # 4
@sonycat: That flower looks like Stock which comes in a few different shades of purple (including dark purple!) and isn’t too expensive. Do you want all the flowers to be dark purple or are you using any other accent colors like white? Hydrangea, calla lillies, sweet pea, or tulips could look really nice as well depending on the look you’re going for. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with kalixti, I think it is stock which shouldn’t be expensive. I think hydrangea would look good too.
Not sure what else you could use, I really like the look of the flowers though.
Post # 6
Thank you for all your answers!
My color theme is dark purple and I am planning to use purple dendrobium orchid for my tallest vase, then use some pinkish/light purple and white for the other 2 vases.
I am planning to order the orchid and some white Hydrangea from sam’s club. Do you know where I can order stock online and what stock is available in early november?? I am doing the center piece myself but not familiar with flowers at all.
I really appreciate all your help!! Thanks!
Post # 7
Check with Sam’s and see if they can get them for you or you can purchase flowers in bulk at a very reasonable price from fiftyflowers.com and I do believe they have Stock. This was the site I was going to purchase from but now I’m going with artificial. I hate the thought of purchasing all those flowers for one day and to know that they’ll be discarded in the end huge waste of beauty and money.
Post # 8
Thank you! I will look into fiftyflowers.com. =)
By the way, I also thought about using fake flower, but the orchid I found at Michaels are more expensive than real flowers =
Post # 9
You can also use artificial flowers (we did this for our engagement party) if you need to cut back on budget. Looks awful in picture because it was the first test run but we forgot to take pictures of the final product. We used clear stones and cut flowers some more and bent the petals so they didn’t look droopy. The water beads on the outside is because we spilt a little…whooops. Also on either side instead of those votives we had 2 smaller sized vases with turquoise colored water and a white floating candle.
I bought this size vase at michaels I forget how much flowers were $2 each. and the other smaller vases bought at dollar tree for a $1 each you can buy them online in bulk….the size was 7 1/4. To get the dye we simply used food dye and stirred it in. NOT expensive at all.
Post # 10
Also look into “filler” flowers like, Statice, Delphinium, or wax flower. For something more expensive, maybe Gladiolus, Allium, Hyacinth. All of these flowers are available in shades of purple, many can be purchased in shades of pink as well and have beautiful, complex shapes.
Post # 11
My color is purple as well.
I doing three submersion vases with candles on top.
One vase will have roses.
The other will have snap dragons which are very inexpensive.
Post # 12
Thank you for all your suggestions!!
Another question: How did you girls transfer all your flowers to the venue? Did you put them in the vase with some water? If so how do you ensure the water doesn’t spill during driving?
I am planning to order some vase set from quick candles, do anyone know if they pack it so the vases stand up?
Post # 13
@dressedinlovexo: Just wondering where did you purchase your submersible light? It looks so bright! =)