- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2015
I have two questions about centerpieces:
First, I am curious about quanitites of flowers for DIY centerpieces. I’m attempting to do some basic calculations of the cost of DIY floral centerpieces before I decide what direction I want to go in generally. I have no idea how to determine HOW MANY FLOWERS are in certain types of centerpieces. Does anyone know of any good resources that show an image of an arrangement, and then break down exactly what kinds of flowers and fillers it has, and how many stems of each?
Secondly, I really love the centerpieces that use manzanita branches and have hanging votives with a just a few blooms. But, I kind of like the idea of trying to use *found* natural branches rather than purchasing manzanita. I was wondering: has anyone used found/natural elements in their wedding decor, and what their experience was?
For one thing, I am considering this type of branch centerpiece as a cost-effective floral alternative; and, the average price I’m seeing for the manzanita I would like to use is still about $10 to $15 per piece. This would make the cost of the type of centerpiece I’m envisioning about $40 – $50 each, which is pretty affordable. But, if I could shave another $10-$15 off and have a beautiful arrangement, I’d be even happier. The other thing is that, manzanita is not native to where anyone in my family is from, so when I see it I think it looks a bit exotic, which is not the look I am going for; my family has always been very into hiking and walks in the woods, and I love the idea of having something at the wedding that we found/collected together; and, I just really love the colors and textures of the woods near my family’s home in the fall and winter, and I’d like to bring that into a fall/winter wedding…