(Closed) Beautiful or cheap? A twist on orchid centrepieces

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
153 posts
Blushing bee

Gorgeous and unique I say go for it ! It will look great x

Post # 3
4041 posts
Honey bee

Are you guys doing the set-up, for the recption decorating? The only reason why I ask is that all those ribbons, although gorgeou, look time-consuming to lay out on the tables. I remember the venue coordinator, at my daughter’s wedding, tell us they don’t recommend using table runners (they did overlays, though).

Post # 4
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m kind of confused as to what the second two inspro Pictures are showing, I don’t like the ribbon on the second table and don’t see ribbon in the third picture. That being said I really do think the ribbon flowers will be very pretty and unique used like the first photo with the flowers.

could she make a couple and just see how it looks with one of the vases. And then decide for sure? 

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Im not trying to be harsh at all but Orchids are really beautiful and I would think a DIY flower may take a way from them a bit.  With the cost of ribbon and craft supplies needed to make them it seems like buying Silk Florals (like below) for the base wouldnt be far out of the budget.  My florist does this cool thing with dying the water in cylinders to give a hint of color.  She could also lightly dye the water purple to give more color and then maybe just place tealights around the base…just an idea


  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  1234sophia.
Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I really don’t think it’s a good idea to use the ribbon flowers for many reasons.  For one they are too small to make an impact.  Also they are too “crafty” looking and don’t really go with the modern clean lines of the orchid centerpiece.  I think they will be a pita to make.


Why not add another vase with orchid? Or use candles around the vases?  Another suggestion would be to buy hydreangea wholesale and tuck the flowers inbetween the vases. Sort of like this but without the box.  You can put water tubes on them to make them last. 


Post # 7
46978 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Allyg:  the blue lines- light and dark- on the white tablecloth are ribbon.

Immy05:  I too would pick something other than ribbon flowers if she wants more color at the base. I think the ribbon flowers will be pretty, but it wil take masses of them to have any impact. I also think it would keep the focus on the submerged flowers.

She could use feather boas.

a wreath at the base- even cheap plastic wreaths can be spray painted  and they look stunning


Post # 8
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I like the look of the ribbon on the tables, but it looks like a pain to arrange.  Also, it would get shifted around a bit if it’s not pinned down, and it could look messy after everyone sits down and starts eating.

Post # 9
46978 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have used ribon like that and it’s pretty easy to do. You simply cut one length then use that as a measuremet for the rest. IF you have access to the venue or know your table measurements, it can all be done ahard of time. You do want to store the ribbon on large cyinders so it wil lay flat and not have fold marks. You simply lay it on the table against the curl so it lays flat.

It also doesn’t move around.

Post # 11
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I used ribbon on my table (read TABLE, singular), and it cost me $50. I got all my ribbon from Walmart. So just be weary that ribbon isn’t necessarily the cheaper option.

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