Post # 1
I am finally planning my centerpieces, and have white ceramic vases from IKEA (about 6in high) … our colors are whites, creams, and "eucalyptus" green. I am getting married in the wine country, and would love to incorporate more rustic flowers and greenery.
what have you found to be the least expensive flowers to fit that description?? I was thinking hydrangea and roses with some greenery in and around the outside. I have a very limited budget! Originally my dad said $1000 — and we are having 20 tables, plus a chuppah, bouquets, bouts etc ….
Thank you so much in advance!
Post # 3
I’m not sure I can help you find what you are looking for, but I can show you my centerpieces. My florist said she could do these for $40 each if I provide the pots.
Post # 4
are you open to the suggestion of calling a local florist and asking her what foiliage is "native" to where you are getting married?? she may have better ideas since she sees them all the time??
i looove eucalyptus green!!!
i think the chuppah draped in chiffon in your colors would be gorgeous with just tiny touches of burgundy would look nice but not overbearing since your main colors are on the lighter side???
or if you dont like the "flowy" look of chiffon, you can wrap ivy or some other darker color aroudn the chuppah structure??
im really "duh" when it comes to what florals are in season when – so im no help on the centerpieces… i do think it’s less pricey if you choose blooms that are in season at the time youre getting married tho..
wine country as in napa area or central california/paso robles area?
Post # 5
Thanks of responding!
It is actually Sonoma … but the florist we are working with is a family friend out of Marin. She has offered to make a chuppah for us out of willow, and I am using my grandmother’s tableclothes (kind of quilted together) as a covering. But i want some flowers hanging down, too.
I like the topiary idea but don’t know if they would work inside our vases (and I am determined to use them since I bought them off ebay and had MAJOR drama … negative feedback, refund requested, etc ..) The colors are perfect though.
Does anyone know pricing of hydrangea centerpieces? Is it available year-round??
Post # 6
teacherbride – it depends on when you are getting married. I wanted hydrangeas really badly, but unfortunately the time of year I am getting married made them waaaay more expensive than what I was willing to pay. Of course the good thing about them is that they are so much larger so you don’t need as many.
Post # 7
I would expect your florist to have a source for hydrangeas, but this is what is available from Costco right now:
I think $3.66 a head is pricey, but they aren’t in season now.
Post # 8
i got hydrangeas in pittsburgh in august for 1.65 a stem. roses are dirt cheap, usually about .75-.80 cents a stem if you get a huge amount from a distributor.
Post # 9
I would suggest hydrangeas as well. I think, however, that you will be surprised how fast the price of flowers on the chuppah will rack up – because you need quite a lot to make an impact. For a $1000 floral budget, I’m inclined to suggest that you not use any flowers on the chuppah. But talk to your florist about your ideas and see what she would suggest, and ask for cost estimates. You should be able to figure it out from there.
Post # 10
Hydrangeas are great and have a nice rustic feel, but like several other readers wrote, they can be expensive if they have to be shipped in because of the time of year or climate. Becaus of thier size they do give bang for thier buck. Tulips come in all of the colors you mentioned and are available year round for relatively little. Spray roses are less expensive then the longstem and have a wonderful rustic feel to them. Garden roses also give a more rustic feel. I would also suggest some solidago which comes in pale yellows and whites and is a nice filler as well as may be some dahlias (available seasonaly) which come in a ride range of colors and sizes. (as big as a dinner plate for some of thier blooms.
Oh, and try adding herbs, such as rosemary to the it that will make it feel very rustic and many herbs hac great meanings to them.
Post # 11
Depending on how formal you want the flowers, the local farmer’s market might be a great idea. Many of the farmer’s are willing to arrange the flowers for a small fee and the prices are very reasonable. My friend did all the flowers for her wedding for under $500! It’s also a great way to support local businesses and make the wedding eco-friendly.
Post # 12
Carnations are the cheapest but not the prettiest- sometimes if they are mixed with another flower they look better
Post # 13
I was going to say Carnations but I see it has been said. Anyways they are great flowers.
Oh a side note are these the 7 dollar vases that that are curvy at the top. If so I was going to get them but my ikeas were out 🙁
Post # 14
hydrangea is a great idea because of their poufy-ness so you need less stems. My friend’s chuppah had very tall branches from the floor of the four corners with a few orchids placed in them. Her centerpieces were tall cylinders- half with sunk branches curled inside and half with branches and curly willow standing in them with again a few orchids placed. It looked amazing- very dramatic but not a lot of flowers
Post # 15
I disagree that carnations aren’t the prettiest! I love carnations!! Ok, so lime green ones are exactly stunning, but classic coloured carnations are lovely.
Post # 16
I got this off marthastewart.com… I love carnations… they are hearty and pretty. how cute is the heart boquet???
this is pic for florist foam structure for the second pic. I love this look.