Post # 1
I have NO idea what flowers I should choose.
I have a fall wedding and the colors are clover green and espresso brown, does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking of having the Bridesmaids walk down the short aisle with a single sunflower (this would save money on bouquets which I learned are ridiculously expensive…) but other than that I’m really stuck!
Does anyone have any ideas? I know it’s fall I have a lot of possibilities but it’s just daunting.
Post # 3
There was a post earlier about succulents, perhaps something like that? Add in some ferns…
Meanwhile, what about complimenting colors such as purple and perhaps deep orange? And don’t forget to scour magazines for inspiration.
Post # 4
Have you talked to your florist yet? I spoke to florists having no idea what I wanted. I gave them wedding colors and budget, and they presented me with options. A florist will know exactly what’s in season and cheaper to get in your area, so I would suggest talking to her (or a few different ones if you haven’t booked yet).
Post # 5
Yeah, we haven’t settled on a florist yet, and I’ve asked a few about my dilemma and they weren’t too receptive, though they did seem to like the sunflower idea.
Thanks for the advice 🙂
Also, to Miss Helen, I do like the idea of complimentary colors– we’ll have to see. I’ve never been one for flowers so I find this pretty difficult! Thanks!
Post # 6
are you against using silk/fake flowers? I like flowers – BUT i HATE the idea of paying a rediculous amount of money for something that will die the next day / get tossed out.
I’m lucky enough that a friend at work puts silk flower arrangements together as a hobby – but go to any good silk floral store and they can do it too.
now my “florist” did put some yellow and small white flowers – along with the grass-like stuff with the red bits on the end…
I’m using orange lillies – which would go GREAT with your colors – and which is the reason I picked orange/brown for my colors in the first place. Here’s what mine look like:
Post # 7
Those are beautiful! I like lilies too! What a beautiful arrangement. I have toyed with the fact that we could use artificial flowers instead of real ones.
Sounds great, thanks for your advice!!
Post # 8
If you decide to go with succulents for a fall wedding, check out the beautiful and unusual tables at this site: http://www.cactuslimon.com/minicactus.htm.
Scroll down the page to see their mini succulent wedding favors. They seem like a bargain at $3.00 apiece, decorated with paper and ribbon to match your wedding colors.
I’m getting married in July but am using some “fall” flowers, including sunflowers (my FI’s favorite) and bi-color orange-pink roses.
Good luck deciding!
Post # 9
you could also go with paper flowers. i made my own after hunting down tutorials online and i love how they turned out and that they last forever. i actually went with paper when we needed to cut back our wedding budget. i also made the flowers for all of my bridesmaids and the flower girl. i also just finished making abouquet for a girl who loved my flowers but didn’t have the time to make them herself. it’a cheap option you can totally customize.
random for my house
for another bride who loves poppies
Post # 10
I also second the idea of using orange flowers. I found a really awesome inspiration board.
That would be much more of a fall feel.
I, personally, am a fan of white or white and green flowers. You can use more forest and clover green greenery and then add in some chartreuse and lime greens.
Post # 11
Those are my colors also! My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are brown. I am going with green and cream flowers for the girls. I met with a florist and basically explained I couldn’t nor did I want to go broke with flowers and she was really helpful choosing flowers in my budget. I really wanted roses, but didn’t want to spend the money. Instead we found lookalikes for half the price.
For my bouquet I wanted a touch of pink so mine with have the same feel but with pink. I am also a huge fan of berries and wanted to make sure they were in all the bouquets.
Post # 12
@vanhoosedesign Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I would have never expected to see them so well done, I’ll definitely consider it 🙂 Thank you so much!
@zippylef !! Those are beautiful, I definitely like the idea of orange flowers too–it’s so hard haha I’m probably the most indecisive person so this isn’t easy! Thanks for the great pics!
@tobemurphy10 Wonderful! 🙂 That’s awesome, I really hope that we get a great florist that is willing to work with us since we don’t want to spend a fortune. Like someone said before, they are so short lived! I’d definitely like to include some berries since it will be for the fall! Thanks so much 🙂
Post # 13
Here are some green flower choices:
Hydrangeas are big, so they take up room. Mums come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Cymbidium orchids are elegant, but can be expensive if you get a lot of them. Amaranthus gives a nice trailing look. Hypericum berries come in green, almost brown, red, orange and pink. Bells of Ireland are long. Carnations can be dyed green if you put food coloring in the water. Bear grass, leaves and some white flowers in bud like freesias are green.
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