(Closed) Are Origami Flowers Tacky??

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland

I don’t think so at all. 

Thryn (another blogger) did origami in lieu of flowers, and they turned out beautifully.  You can check out her blog here (she’s got lots of pics, if you scroll down):

http://zzilch.com/thrynandgabe/blog/ 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nobody will think you’re cheap; they’ll instead wonder how on earth you found the time to make all those pretty flowers!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

here’s a nice centerpiece made from origami, i made one of this once in my life, and it took a long time.  i’m actually a hard core origamist too..hehe.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Reilabird, that’s gorgeous!  Tivoli, I think that everybody will be really impressed.  You could use the flowers as favors as well – I would be totally tempted to lift a few from reilabird’s centerpice!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Wow I never knew they could look so great! When I read the title to this post my first thought was "Uh, yeah" and now – OMG the possibilities are beautiful!!!! I say go for it, they look great!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i just found this thread and think that origami, if done right, definitely isn’t tacky.  of course, some people really can mess it up, but if you do it right it’ll look awesome.

 

we are making origami centerpieces and flowers ourselves.  we are using kawasaki’s rose design & making my bouquet with red ones, my bridesmaids with white ones, and the bouts with single red ones.  the cake top will be a small half ball covered in the roses with maybe 2 cranes on top, and the centerpieces are origami rose ball (like a rose ball) topiaries in terracotta pots painted brown with gold stems.  the table numbers will also be on the centerpieces. 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2434172932_3d84c59b02.jpg?v=0

i can post an updated photo later.  🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I think origmai can be really pretty but the ambiance that fresh flowers bring can’t be duplicated. That’s just my opinion.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I love the idea of origami flowers–but I’d say it’s all in how you pull it off. If you go into it with the attitude of, "I hope these origami flowers look as good as real flowers," then the origamis will likely come off as a substitute–instead of the original, stylish, handcrafted option that origami could be…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think they’re gorgeous and show a lot of craftiness and dedication on the part of the bride! I went to a wedding with paper flowers and they were beautiful. 

I went to another wedding with handblown glass flowers this weekend that they gave away as favors. Really pretty.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

No, no, no! I did origami lily escort cards inspired (alright, stolen shamelessly) from Mrs Bubblegum. You can see them here: 

http://9ahchick.googlepages.com/escortcards

The origami flowers were perfect for my Asian blue floral theme. I used the same Yuzen paper for the origami lilies and my invite bellyband. Because I am mixing the paper flowers with lush, real flower tall centerpieces, I don’t think anyone I’m trying to be cheap.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I don’t think anyone will think it’s cheap at all.  especially those that know my FH and I.  origami is a fun hobby of our’s, he’s been folding since he was 3 & can make really intricate and detailed pieces, and it’s so special for both of us that we are folding over 1500 roses for our wedding. they are gorgeous 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m actually thinking of doing paper flowers myself. It’s creative and unique. Do it!

Post # 15
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Newbee

No, not at all!  I’m going to make some for mine 🙂  Like other people have said, your guests are probably going to be impressed with the fact that you made them.  That, and it gives such a personal touch to your decor!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think it would look tacky…but I DO think it will take a LOT of time!

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