(Closed) Flowers for Mary – is a non-fresh alternative tacky?

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Is giving a silk or wooden rose bouquet to our Blessed Mother disrespecful.

    No, any offerng made with love is acceptable.

    Yes, get the blessed mother "real" flowers.

  • Post # 4
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i think any offering made with love is acceptable, but i’d just have someone swing by walmart and pick up one of those cheap fresh flower bouquets. it’ll probably be cheaper than silks/woodens.

    Post # 5
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am not Catholic, so this wasn’t an issue for us; and I don’t think it would be “tacky” to leave an offering of silk or wood flowere, but honestly, if it were me, I would go for the real flowers. Real flowers go back into the earth, so I beleive they would be a better offering because in my mind they would be closer to her. I can’t explain very good what I mean. I just think real flowers would be better.

    Post # 6
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t think it’s tacky. A lot of times around May you will see statues of Mary decorated with wreaths made out of silk flowers anyway. If you want to do something fresh, a premade bouquet like

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    @elliesta suggested would work.

    Post # 7
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @evalague: Have you checked with your church?  Most Catholic churches in our area aren’t okay with non-fresh flowers, but awesome for you if you’ve found an exception!  🙂

    Post # 9
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @evalague: Gotcha.  I assumed that you were Roman Catholic…we all know what happens when you assume…  I would think in that case, then, the wooden roses in particular would be lovely, as Mary’s spouse was a carpenter.  😉

    Post # 10
    3 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Something that my hubby and I did was give the Blessed Mother a (real) flower bouquet, symbolizing all of the deceased members of our family. So we had a bouquet made, which the flower girl carried up during the procession, and put in a vase. The bouquet had 10 flowers, one representing each person we wanted to memorialize during the Mass. It was our way of including them in the Mass and more importantly our way of asking for Our Lady to intercede for them.

    So, just to give my opinion: the Blessed Mother, the woman who bore the Savior of the world, deserves real flowers. 🙂

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