Post # 1
So, in our April wedding plan we’re getting married in a backyard garden, there are a lot of flowers growing there so all the floral we’ll really need to bring in are the bouquets and something for the arch/arbor. I figure if we’re having very few flowers and we’re already in a real garden, I should do real fresh flowers instead of silk, I’m afraid silk will look wrong in this setting (please tell me your opinion). I can totally do the bouquets myself with grocery store flowers, I’m not real worried about it, but I think the arch arangement is outside my skill set. If this is the only floral arrangement I buy, will it still be painfully expensive? Like over $300?
If you could show me yours for inspiration, I’d be really happy 🙂 If you know the price too, that’d be helpful. Thanks bees!
Post # 3
Or if you DIY’d yours tips would be awesome 🙂
Post # 4
Well if your having your wedding already in a flower garden then you dont really need to have more flowers on the arch. you could wrap it in ribbons and lights?? Is it a metal arch or the big ones made of wood or material like wood?(cant think of the name). But the arch for my wedding is made of metal, are we are wrapping it in fake flowers and lights. and it looked pretty good. mine total only cost us around $40?? maybe less.
Post # 5
Something like the arch above is US$300
Post # 6
Do you have a pic of a similar arch?
I suggest doing a lush background using greenery for the base- vines, leaves or grapevine etc then adding a few flowers in your chosen colors.
Concentrate your efforts at the top of the arch. You could place a couple of green potted plants on easch side of the arch. I would get taller plants like cedars or yews and place them right in front of each side of the arch.
If you will be still in the garden in the evening, you could weave in some battery operated lights.
This certainly not my favorite arch but see how they used mostly greenery
Post # 7
The arch looks very similar to this, except there is a bench built into the bottom like the pic below (the arch is still square and there isn’t a lattice backing). It’s fairly small, maybe 4 or 5 feet wide, I can measure it and snap a pic later but right now it’s raining there.
The bench is why I want to add flowers, to make it prettier and more of a focal point, because I feel like it’d look a little odd to just stand in front of a bench.
I probably do only want flowers on the top part, but I really love a lush, dripping/hanging look which is probably expensive.
@julies1949: Using mostly greenery is a great suggestion, thanks 🙂
Post # 8
@MabelleBliss: One option would be to buy two potted vines. Place the pots at the base of the arch on each side, loosen the vines from the trellis they are usually attached to and string them up the side of the arch – attach with garden ties.
Supplement the greenery at the top and add some flowers.
Find a nice rectangular planter that is the same length as the bench. Fill it with the same color potted flowers.