Submersible flowers center piece

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
339 posts
Helper bee

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 # 7
18 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 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 # 9
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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