Post # 1
Hi again ladies!! This is in reference to my other posting regarding large floral centerpieces / arrangements and how to keep the cost down – Can this be Done??? Silk and Real Flowers Combo Together in Centerpieces anyhow I was doing searches on wedding bee and online and saw that by using carnations floral arrangements I would be able to get the exact look that i want plus stay within my budget (SCORE!!!)
well I started searching for actual photos and came across the below photos which I absloutely love but when i went to show my mother.. she told me that carnations are cheap and tacky and if I used them she wouldnt show up and then she hung up on me!!
Umm is it that serious? I thought these were beautiful and I intend to use all white flowers and maybe stick in a few roses here and there (depending on the cost) and my venue has gold candelabras so I figured I would use the flowers with the candelabras but please give me your honest opinion are carnations cheap and tacky? will my weddng be considered cheap and tacky… I may be a little sensitive but my mother really hurt my feelings
Post # 3
No idea what your mother is thinking – carnations are gorgeous and NOT tacky!
Post # 4
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
I think carnations are beautiful! Those centerpieces are amazing!!
Post # 6
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
Psssht. They are beautiful and inexpesive. Cheap and tacky is charging admission.
Post # 8
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
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
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
Not cheap. Not tacky. They are lush and fluffy and beautiful, especially when all bunched together.
Post # 12
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.
Post # 13
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
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
I think carnations are really pretty. Sometimes Fiance buys me purple carnations for my birthday.
Post # 16
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.