Post # 1
Hi guys! So I am DIYing my centerpieces. This is what I am going for:
I will be adding one or two other flowers in for color (cheap but pretty flower recommendations?)
I am order from Fifty Flowers:
How many bunches do I need for 10 tables?
And do I need to make the arrangements the day of the wedding since there’s no water source for the flowers in this arrangement? Idealy I’d like to make the arrangements on the clear plate (at the least arrange the baby’s breath in the wreath type shape) and refrigerate the day before but that’d mean the flowers would be without water for 24+ hours.
Should the arrangement go right on the table or is there something underneath the candle and baby’s breathe in the pic?
Any recommendations as to where to by the different shaped vases and pillar candles?
Post # 2
I’m pretty sure the baby’s breath (and your added flowers) are on a floral foam wreath structure! I think it has a plastic bottom to it so you would not need anything else under it, but I could be wrong!
Post # 3
The babies breath is inserted into a floral foam wreath that has a plastic base. You soak the whole weath in water the day before until it is soaked. You then dry off the bottom, place the wreath on a plate or tray of your choice and hold it in place with a bit of florists’ putty (sticks the wreath to the plate or tray). Now cut and arrange your flowers.
The bigger the wreath, the bigger th hole in the middle, the more or larger vases it can hold. One cylinder vase with a pillar candle will be plenty.
You will note that the one I linked has a 9″ opening in the middle.
Post # 4
ooh thanks for the link! But yikes, $130 total for 10 pieces of styrofoam?! I think I’ll do a trial with regular styrofoam rings and see how long the flowers last without water. If they don’t survive then I’ll go for the OASIS foam. And the reason I really want 3 candles is because I’m having an outdoor reception in the evening and the main sources of light will be the candles and fairy/cafe lights..
Post # 6
Ex- florist here!
Check out ebay and local craft supply stores for affordable oasis wreaths… these are definitely required for that centerpiece, and will ensure your flowers live from the time of creation for a few days post-wedding. As pp stated- soak the oasis, with some added floral preservative in big buckets. Don’t press them down into the water- this will create pockets of unsoaked foam within the wreath. Put them in and let them sink.
Suggested other flowers would be gerberas- they are a very hapoy flower and come in a wide range of colours. They do have a fleshy stem, so you may want to wire them before inserting into the foam. Crysanthemums- particularly button Chryssies would also look sweet. Both of which are pretty affordable.
Post # 7
The dollar store near me has floral foam rings, I also found shepherds hooks at another dollar store and saved a bundle!
Post # 8
You may want to spray the baby’s breath lightly with perfume as it does have an odor .
Post # 9
Thank you everyone! Dollar tree does have floral foam!!! Now I just need input as to where to buy cheap cylinder vases and pillar candles if anyone knows:) Dollar tree only has 7.5 inch ones. Now I need 6 inch and 10 inch ones
Post # 10
Our local Walmart carries various sized cylinder vases (up to 12 inch I believe) for about $3 ea! They are located with the faux florals here but obviously supplies probably differ from location to location.
Post # 11
If you aren’t going to bother using floral foam soaked in water, you’d be better off using dried babies breath. Get some fresh babies breath now. Leave it out of water for 24 hours and see what it looks like.
The taller the cylinder vase, the more expensive it will be. Given that the base of the arrangement will be hidden by the babies breath anyway, you can just elevate the two other vases on a block of wood the appropriate height.
Post # 12
I will be using the floral foam:) and thanks for the idea on using blocks to raise the vases!