Post # 1
Here are my choices for bouquets and centerpieces:
To save $$ I was thinking of just buying 500 purple carnations and then my florist friend would take care if it all.
Looking at prices of these shade carnations (moonshade carnations) I see that they are of course more expensive than other shades. I was thinking of buying white ones and dyeing them. I’m not trying to be a cheapskate, but figure this can save us some $$.
Is this do-able? Has anyone done this before?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s impossible, but it might be more trouble than it’s worth. Have you thought about fake floral?
Post # 4
You could always just buy a few at the grocery and thry several methods. The only one that I have ever done is leaving the carnations overnight with the stem in colored water, but with that method I don’t think you would ever come out with that dark of a color or with that saturation.
Post # 5
I’ve done it — not for a wedding, but just for fun. You just put food coloring the water, stick the stems in, and they soak up the color. It’s pretty easy. You should experiment beforehand to get the amount of food coloring just right, etc.
Post # 6
We had blue-tipped carnations, so the process is a little different, but yep! Here’s a pic of how they turned out!
Post # 7
@MissHobbit: Yeah, I’m seriously starting to think about fake floral as an option. I’m not trying to spend a ton on flowers and it seem like this dyeing stuff may be a headache (and a mess!)
@tksjewelry: I agree about the shade and the saturation for the stem method. My friend was very adamant that she could spray them with floral spray but seriously, that’s 500 carnations…not sure if it’s worth the trouble.