(Closed) Brides who used potted plants/ flowers as centerpieces

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We did not use them as our centerpieces, but we did purchase a bunch of potted plants to have as decor in the reception hall, so obviously we didn’t want bugs, either! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We bought them 2-3 days in advance and stored them inside my home until we brought them to the reception hall. We just bought them from our local grocery store as well as Lowes Home Improvement. No bug problems at all!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our florist did ‘faux’ potted plants for us. They were hydrangeas potted into green potting material (no idea what the name of it is) and put in a ceramic pot. You couldn’t tell there was no soil because the flowers took up the whole top of the pot. They looked beautiful! It was just a shame they didn’t last for too long after the wedding though ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My Mother-In-Law used potted impatients for her wedding a few weeks ago. It was outside so there were bugs anyway I can’t say if there were more because of it. But make sure you use something underneath them or they will leak on to the table over the course of the night. Also, she left them outside in the days before the wedding, (which I guess you probably wouldn’t do with orchids anyway) and it took us a while the morning of to get all the dirt and leaves off them. Other than that they looked good and everyone was excited to take them home at the end of the night. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I am not using them as centerpieces but I am using potted Succulents for my escort cards and favors. My Mother-In-Law is planting the succulents now so they will be ready for our wedding in January. She also just went down to Ikea  and got these in all blue http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10177102   and  she will plant the plants in those.    I thought the idea was different because I love the idea of havign a favor people can actually take home and have for awhile. At first,  I wasnt sure about it because it wasnt really my stye, but it grew on me and now I love the idea! And it was nice the Mother-In-Law offered to do all of it!  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just had my reception last night. We used potted orchids from Lowe’s, there were no bugs or ants, and it looked fabulous!

 

I don’t have pictures of all the tables done up, but these are what I used (on top of a square mirror, with 4 small candles on the corners)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@GreenGables:  We’re planning on using potted ivy plants from a local greenhouse. I will have to ask them about this and see what they recommend to ensure no bugs! Thanks for the thread!

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