(Closed) Are carnations crummy?

posted 13 years ago in Flowers
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It might help if I attach the picture. Sorry!

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Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am also using carnations as my flower, here is a picture of my inspiration for my centerpeices.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Aggg! I can’t figure it out, my picture won’t post 🙁 Anyways to descirbe them, it looks like a bouquet of carnations placed into a tall rectangualr glass vase, the actual flowers stick outside the top of the vase and you can see the stems through the vase. At the base there is a peice of thick ribbon that is tied around it. They look very modern!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Carnations somehow have such a cheap stigma and i have no idea why?! they are beautiful and elegant.. its all in the floral design. go for it!

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Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you’re still looking for ideas, here are some pics of the carnations we had at our wedding:

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve got to say, these pictures really changed my mind.  I can’t stand carnations, but the pictures of the tightly bunched carnations were gorgeous.  I’m trying to keep a low floral budget, and I may even do this myself now!  The Fiance will be shocked, he’s been under a strict "No carnations" edict for 4 years now.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have to say that tuplips and sunflowers are my favorite flowers (not necessarily together) but were not in the budget. I also have children to consider and needed something a bit sturdier. Carnations are a part of it, but let me tell you-(I hope I spell this right!) Astrolomeria. Its very pretty, comes in a rainbow of colors and for my October wedding, the colors in deep oranges, pinks & warm tones blend perfectly with the carnations. Best of all? They are REALLY inexpensive!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been extremely anti-carnation in the past.  The hive may be turning me into a believer!

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think using carnations as the solo flower looks amazing, is affordable and carnations hold up so well.  Unlike some other flowers your won’t have to worry about them being wilted at the end of the night!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You’ve done the research, you’ve seen the pictures, you know the look you’re going for… don’t stress about what your friends are saying! They’re not thinking of the kind of gorgeous arrangements in the bridal magazines… they’re thinking of the pathetic scrawny carnation bouquets that cheap boyfriends buy on valentine’s. Two totally different things. Your flowers will be beautiful!

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We explained to our florist how we are also on a budget and she suggested carnations. She put together quickly a mini boquet with carnations and a couple lillys all I can say is WOW!! Carnations are gorgeous and they are a pretty flower that has life to them. I say go for it!

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My florist suggested use of some carnations in my centerpieces, chuppah arrangement and pomanders. My colors are hot pink and deep purple, and carnations come in these colors. They will be added discretly to add a fuller look to the arragements for less. Even if they stand out in your arragements, they give off beautiful bright colors. Don’t be afraid to use them!

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Love this post. I too will be doing carnations bunched together. We are in a recession people….you have to be creative.

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