(Closed) Are Carnations cheap and tacky? My mother hurt my feelings

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

No idea what your mother is thinking – carnations are gorgeous and NOT tacky!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think carnations are a great option! those centerpieces are gorgeous, and i love pave carnations too. carnations have a bad rap, but if you put them together well they can look amazing.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think carnations are beautiful! Those centerpieces are amazing!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Umm, I would be offended too if my mother hung up on me after calling my wedding tacky! That’s called being human, not overly sensitive.

Carnations are gorgeous, and they’re a great way to have real flowers for less than the cost of roses or peonies. We’re going the non-floral route, but if we were, I was definitely considering them. They’re gorgeous, don’t worry about your mom too much :(.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Psssht. They are beautiful and inexpesive. Cheap and tacky is charging admission.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Carnations are one of my favorite flowers! Plus, for something that will be used for a few hours only, I don’t see why it matters…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They may be cheap (as in, not insanely expensive) but they are DEFINITELY not tacky!!  They can be stunning. I agree with kitzy above.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Carnations are the oldest roses in the world.  They are beautiful and they last a long time.  So if you wanted to make your own they can be made in advance.  Carnations can last for 21 days.  I’m using all red ones myself.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Not cheap.  Not tacky.  They are lush and fluffy and beautiful, especially when all bunched together.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Carnations have definitely gotten a bad rap. Your mother’s reaction is way over the top and a little crazy. She probably is just unfamiliar with the changing face of weddings. I’ve seen them all over wedding blogs.

She owes you a big apology, in my opinion.

 

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I LOVE carnations. I wanted a carnation bouquet but my mother insisted that it had to be ivory roses. Since she was paying and the bouquet thing was her idea in the first place, she won. Still pretty, but I think carnations are better.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Carnations are like, huge this year, mostly because of budget but there is a lot you can do with them. You mom should not have said that. I think if they are done well carnations can be gorgeous

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think carnations are really pretty. Sometimes Fiance buys me purple carnations for my birthday.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Well, I’m not a big flower person, but I love those inspiration pictures you posted.  Just because carnations are less expensive flowers doesn’t mean your wedding will be cheap or tacky.  I think your mom is getting a bit wrapped up in appearances (which I admit is very easy to do when faced by the hype of the wedding industry).  Do what you love and don’t worry about what others think.

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