Post # 1
In an attempt to save money on flowers, I have decided to make the arrangement for our ceremony myself. I figure since nobody will get that close to it, I might be ok using fake flowers. This is my first attempt. I would love your suggestions/feedback. Does it need more orange? Should the arrangement be more rounded rather than flat-looking on the bottom? Has anybody made large arrangements out there before? I have searched the internet looking for advice on big arrangements and can’t find much. What should I put in the bottom of the vase (or are the stems fine)? All help is much appreciated!
Post # 2
I think I see some leaves in the vase. I would remove all the leaves for 2 reasons, it looks bad and it makes the flowers look definitely fake. I think hydrangeas are good “fake” flowers because they have a semi real look. I also used fake flowers because I had a Destination Wedding and honestly didn’t care that much. I’ll post a pic of my aisle runners which doubled as my centerpieces but honestly, they aren’t great. My flowers were smashed from traveling in my suitcase and the limes in my vases were discolored because apparantely Mexico was in a huge lime shortage crisis…..who knew? At the end of the day it didn’t matter to me, I’m sure no one really cares about the flowers, they should care about you and your new husband!
Post # 3
I think that if green is not a part of your main colour then you should perhaps work or rearranging them so that they are not so overwhelming – since you have warm colours in the rest and then these bright green flowers it really draws attention to them. If green is one of the main colours then it looks beautiful to me!
I think the bottom of the vase certainly needs something… perhaps purchase water beads and fill the bottom or use stones in it… or even wrap the vase in ribbon!
Don’t sweat it with fake flowers – I would rather have flowers that do the job than pay an arm and a leg for ones that won’t survive after my wedding.
I would have someone else take a look at it in person since you are always your own biggest critic!