(Closed) Wooden Bouquets: Positives? Negatives?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you recommend wooden bouquets?
    Yes! : (24 votes)
    62 %
    Absolutely not. : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Maybe if the venue suits the look of the flowers. : (11 votes)
    28 %
    I'm not sure. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t necessarily mind them, I just am not sure I understand the purpose.

    THat photo looks gorgeous tho… so all that is like shaved wood?

    I don’t see why not. Are you having a rustic wedding?

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Positive: THOSE ARE FREAKING GORGEOUS.

    I, too, have been surprised at how emotionally attached some people are to fresh flowers. I get having a preference but some people really seem to have strong strong opinions (not just for themselves, but for others and what is “right”). I’ve even heard one person say “Fake flowers equals a fake marriage.” What?! Now, I think part of that was a cultural bias, but it still was so strange to me.

    Use what you love and don’t even think about people who have different preferences. If they preferred wedding dresses with huge trains and that wasn’t your preference, would you let that sway you? Or if they thought the only “right” way to get married was in a church and you didn’t want to, you wouldn’t do it just because that was their opinion. Why should flowers be any different?

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @amandaleaou:  Oh I like that! I’ve never heard ofor seen this before. I guess you couldn’t do a bouquet toss since that would hurt to poor girl who catches it in the face…or break it…but that tradition is  toss up (pun!) for most as to whether or not they’d do that anyway. I can’t speak from experience but that’s the only apparent negative I can think about. The huge positive is you get to keep it forever and ever!!!

    Post # 7
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @amandaleaou:  Depending on how the bouquet is made, you could turn the flowers into a wreath after the wedding, especially if you have other pieces that people give back (bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, etc).

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @NAvery:  I’ve even heard one person say “Fake flowers equals a fake marriage.”

    Wow, that’s a really extreme thing to say! I know YOU didn’t say it, you were pointing it out..but I 2nd your opinion on that, to each her own!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I had wooden flowers and I LOVED THEM.  They were GORGEOUS.  And I like that I can keep them forever.

    All of my guests thought they were lovely, as well.  And they served as quite the conversation piece.

    I think the bouquet above is really beautiful.

     

    CONS: 

    1.  They can get dusty…. so make sure you keep them in a bin (away from sunlight) from when you pick them up until the day of your wedding.

    2.  They don’t “smell” like flowers.  But I think you can solve that, if you really want.

    This is my daughter’s bouquet:

    These are our pew boxes:  We moved them to use as centerpieces during the reception. 

    Then, I’m not sure if you can tell in this picture…. but these are actually groups of individual mini-bouquets that I used as favors…. Each one had one white red and black rose wrappted together with black ribbon and then I tied a picture charm around the neck of the bouquet.  I just then grouped them together as 4 bunches of the mini-bouquets and put them in the box to hang on the pews.

     

     

     

     

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @JoolyBee:  Yeah, I know, right? This is also the same woman though who said no white candles or decorations at her child’s wedding (pretty last minute, at that) because of cultural beliefs. So, I think she may be on the extreme end!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @amandaleaou:  oh your wedding is in a barn?! I would totally do it! I was a BM for the first time a few months ago and I kept the bouquet and dried it but eventually threw it away because its started getting crumbly.

    A wooden bouquet, I would defo keep!

    I say go for it! Its like another gift for your BMs!

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have been considering this idea as well! I love the craftmanship and detail in wooden flowers! I am thinking of using carnations and baby’s breath for centerpieces and such-so I was thinking of making a small bouquet out of them for the toss!

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am doing wooden flowers from accents and petals actually for my wedding. Just plan A LOT of time in advance for them to be done/ come in mine were just shipped and havent arrived yet. As for the price WAYYY better then fresh flowers. In my package I got my bouquet, 4 BM bouquets, 14 boutinnieres, 17 centerpieces, a toss bouquet, and 3 wrist coursages for roughly $700

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think they’re beautiful and so unique!

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