(Closed) carnations?! =(

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think they can be lovely… we used them as our pew decor for the ceremony!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

carnations can be beautiful! a simple, understated flower. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I actually like carnations. They have a lot of stigma as a cheap flower, but they can be very pretty. BUT for as much money as you are spending, unless you have a whole lot of tables, you should be able to get a pricier flower from your florist. I’d to a bit of shopping around just in case.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2009 - Phoenix Art Museum

I think carnations *CAN BE* gorgeous – just like pretty much any flower, if it’s arranged well. Not sure where you are from but that is CRAZY – your floral budget is by no means tiny (rather awesome in my book!)! Are you really hesitant to shop around?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is a considerable budget FR.  I know my friend who’s a freelance florist could for that price toss in quite a bit extra.

I love carnations.  Don’t get me wrong.  They’re my flower for my sorority (pink carnation) and they have a peppery unique smell.  Very ruffely too.  But for sure you could get another type of flower or two.

Have you gotten quotes from other area florists to see what they could offer you? 

In the meanwhile, here’s some carnation goodness!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Carnations in large collections can be stunning… but if that’s not what you want you should keep shopping.  For 3 grand you should be able to get what you want.  For less than that we used roses, cabbage, bear grass and button mums for our centerpieces.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m using carnations for my centerpieces, so I hope they’re not corny! 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

I think it depends on how they are used.  Personally, I have a carnation aversion.  Always had, since I was a kid.  I don’t think they are corny – it’s just not a personal preference.  I think you have enough of a budget to get some other flowers.  Just ask her what else is in your price range and go from there.  You may want to consult with another florist, just to get an idea of what your money can buy.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mrs. DG is right.  They can be quite lovely like the pics above or in larger arrangements even!  And of course Layla they’ll be gorgeous.

But it never hurts to shop around for a better quote.

Personally I’d love to see what somebody like Preston Bailey could do with the carnation.  That man can weave magic I swear!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i agree with Mrs. DG that carnations look great bunched up, but I would imagine you might be able to better (dpeneding on what you’re looking for) for $3500.  I would do a little shopping around!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Okay, good! I was going to try to pack them tightly like in the photos you posted. I think they’re really pretty like that! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i love what Martha Stewart does with carnations. have a look at M.S. weddings! when they’re massed in big, pale bunches — all one color — they can be gorgeous. but, yeah: $3,500???? something’s wrong in denmark, i think.

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