(Closed) Guest table floral centerpiece idea (Carnations?)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
Member
5540 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it would work! I personally think carnations look best when grouped with lots of other carnations. 

Post # 3
Member
47444 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

View original reply
FutureMrs.O16:  Keep in mind that that is one HUGE centerpiece. It would take a massive amount of carnations. You could do a smaller version.

 

Post # 4
Member
507 posts
Busy bee

It would be cheaper with carnations, but, wouldn’t look as good IMO.  How about silk?  I was at Ikea the other day (in Toronto), and they had some really nice silks.  There are also some really nice ones online.  I’ve seen some from afloral.com, and they were very nice, but with the exchange rate right now, not the best deal.  How about looking at Michaels for some silk ones?

Post # 5
Member
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

View original reply
FutureMrs.O16:  I’m a very logical minded person in which I look at this photo and think ‘Holy! this is going to take up the entire center of the table!” I really really love this idea, but as a guest I hate cramped tables. I would want a spot to put my clutch on and usually large centerpieces don’t allow that. 

Still, if you scale it down, it could be really cool with carnations! 

Post # 7
Member
47444 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

View original reply
FutureMrs.O16:  Also check the price of mums and dahlias.  They are in season in October and might be less expensive than the volume of carnations you would need to use.

Post # 8
Member
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

View original reply
FutureMrs.O16:  Sounds like other people have already recommended what I was going to say- scale that puppy down! haha. Carnations would be a great substitute for that look! I came across this wholesale website that might be helpful https://www.growersbox.com/catalog/carnations-1

Good Luck!

Post # 10
Member
3899 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

View original reply
FutureMrs.O16:  Carnations are so pretty.  I personnally dont like hydrangeas so I would pick carnations anyday over hydrangeas. Check out Costco. You can get Carnations in bulk for cheap!

And if you need someone to arrange them, my sister is currently in floral design program at Seneca College, and she’s doing her placement at a very popular florist on Yonge street who has won awards, if you want flowers other than carnations at a discount maybe she can talk to her boss….. Let me know if you want her contact, since she’s a student she would work for free or almost free all she wants is more stuff for her portfolio and references and word to mouth….  if you were to get a hunch of Carnations at Costco and have her arrange them that would be soooo cheap! And very pretty! 🙂

The topic ‘Guest table floral centerpiece idea (Carnations?)’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors