(Closed) Are carnations crummy?

posted 13 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
50 posts
Worker bee

i dont think there is anything wrong with carnations.  in fact, there was an article about them in one of the bridal magazines in the fall.  i cant remember which one because i read a whole bunch of them.  the article said that carnations are making a comeback, not only because of their costs, but they also come in a huge variety of colors.  it also said that a good idea was bunching the carnations together so they look more like peonies.

hope it goes well!  send pictures!

Post # 4
4835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am with Sahcha23 – Carnations are back!  I think the problem is that your girlfriends are picturing some lame 1980’s bouet.  Carnations have been reinturpted into more modern arrangements and are now fabulous.   I LOVE the look of a carnations all bunched together.

Go for it!  Prove your girlfiends wrong! 

Also, babysbreath (seriously!) can be chic and cheap.  Check out Miss. Powder Puff’s post to see some inspiratinon.

Post # 5
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m using hot pink carnations mixed in with other flowers in our centerpieces. I love their papery texture! Plus, I don’t know about you, but my friends and I have cute stories and nice memories of middle school crushes buying us carnations at school dances. Awww, how romantic 🙂

Post # 6
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with the others–carnations can look gorgeous! It’s all in the presentation! If you got a bunch all in the same color and made them one big, honkin’ flower centerpiece on each table, I think that would be very glam!

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have this really gorgeous image in my head of your boquet ideas! The pink and green combo with those types of flowers will be really pretty.

Post # 9
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2022

I think they look best when used as the only flower. They’re very pretty and ruffly. I do think they look a little cheap when paired with other flowers, but I’ve seen some great things done with them all over the place lately. If you go to a wholesale florist, they should be able to help you pick some inexpensive flowers that will go together well. They’re usually very helpful!

Post # 10
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

No way jose!  go to marthastewart.com/weddings and search carnations.  They had BEAUTIFUL photos of lush full bouquets — they are totally hot right now!



Post # 11
751 posts
Busy bee

I love carnations & in a big bunch they look beautiful! plus the color possibilities with them are endless.

Post # 12
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love carnations.  We used them for our wedding, and while I did get some "Ugh, carnations?" from one of my bridesmaids, she had to admit how great they looked when bunched together.

Post # 13
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

There are lots of carnation bouquets and centerpieces that look lovely!  It’s all about how you put them together.

Post # 14
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Carnations are a really good filler especially because you can get them in different colors. They add really nice texture. I think with the colors you have chosen it will look great not cheap!

Post # 15
222 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 13 years ago

Miss Cheese just posted about proflowers or something like that (her PLAN B)…there’s a picture of a bouquet with bright pink roses and carnations that looks completely amazing!

I think carnations can look really nice if done correctly! 

Post # 16
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2022

carnations bunched together in a bouquet will be so pretty 🙂 go for it!

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