Wooden roses… opinions please!

posted 1 year ago in Flowers
  • poll: What do you think?
    Looks great. : (15 votes)
    14 %
    The colours are wrong. : (22 votes)
    21 %
    I prefer silk flowers. : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Real flowers are so much nicer. : (41 votes)
    39 %
    You should mix the wooden flowers with real ones. : (5 votes)
    5 %
    You should mix the wooden flowers with silk ones. : (0 votes)
    Other.... please explain. : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Member
    6219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The color is nice, but the flowers look very obviously fake. If you’re alright with that, go for it. I personally don’t like it in the slightest, but I know not everyone can afford real flowers (Or can, for allergy reasons and whatnot.)

    Member
    5730 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it could look very nice if arranged properly.

    I made all the flowers for my wedding out of paper:

     

    * Notice they’re on the Arch over the alter too!

    Member
    8046 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Rachel631:  Honeslty I don’t really like it. I still think they’re trying to look life-like. I think if you’re going with flowers they need to be real, or totally fake looking… like you know those brooch bouquets: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109271395/brooch-bouquet-rustic-vintage-fabric?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=brooch+bouquet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto2&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_search_type=handmade

    Or just don’t do flowers at all if you don’t have the budget for it. Get one bouquet for yourself and do something else for centerpieces.

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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love them!  I did wooden roses at my wedding and they came out so pretty!!  As you said, it was really nice being able to make them in advance so I had one less thing on my plate the week before the wedding.  Here are mine:

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    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would order a 3rd colour in a paler blue or like @dodgercpkl:  which has a white with a blue edging and then I think they could certainly work or as you’r going for a british tea part – some red?  As for foilage, I know they’re not green, but what about pussy willow – I found this link http://www.flowersandvasesonline.co.uk/artificial_pussy-willow-spray.html  

    Will you be visitng car boot sales and second-hand shops to try and find blue and white vases?  There are some amazing finds to be had!

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    254 posts
    Helper bee

    what about wooden flowers like these?

    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    You asked for opinions and I have a very strong one about these wooden roses: I. Hate. Them.

    I hate everything about them. How they are trying to look real, the color is way too dark (are there even real blue roses in existence?), how tightly curled the “petals” are.

    I would do just about anything to avoid having those at my wedding. IMO, no flowers is better than wooden flowers. Wooden flowers aren’t flowers!!! 

    You can buy your supermarket flowers 2 days before the wedding, they will still be beautiful. See if you can borrow someones fridge to store them in the day before. But please, no wooden flowers! And I wouldn’t trust my FI’s opinion on flowers. He knows about as much about flowers as I do about his motorcycle. 

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    2370 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think if you are going to use wooden flowers, most should be kept the colour of wood and maybe have a few with the pop of colour.   

    I really like the wood flowers a few posts up in the bouquet.  

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