Post # 16
Depending on the number of tables, I would just buy a few bouquets from costco/farmers market/whole foods that fit into your color scheme and use them in your centerpieces. It sounds like you don’t have much time between your ceremony and reception… I feel like it would be very stressful for all involved to use the bouquets.
Post # 17
if the bride pays for the bouquets why would the bridesmaids assume they are theirs to keep or that they get a say in what’s done with them? Now I don’t think op should go through the effort of deconstructing the flowers, but they are definitely hers.
Post # 18
- Wedding: November 2015 - Santa Barbara Courthouse & Nectar
I’m on the “go for it!” side, but would suggest a backup plan just in case there’s a snag (like your florist forgeting your request and wrapping the stems in florist tape). It could be something as simple as baby’s breathe in the jars. What are your colors and/or altar flowers?
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
I wouldn’t reccommend taking apart the bouquets. Florists wrap them tightly and securely and you shouldn’t have the stress of dealing with that on your day. I’d say use each bouquet 1 per table and order centrepieces for the rest 🙂
Post # 20
If you talk to the florist and they simply bind them with ribbon or something where they’re easier to take apart, sure… Keep in mind, the vases will have to be pretty short as the stems will be cut down as well…
Post # 21
Do they go around and rip off the groomsmens boutonnieres? No. Do they take the corsages away from the mothers? No. They are given to the person as if it is theirs to keep. Same for the bridesmaids. I said no problem with using them in whole in vases during the reception but I think they should be given back to the bridesmaids at the end of the night. If they do not want them, that is fine. I would never take something away from someone that I had made for them. jmo