(Closed) How to decorate with Pomanders and how many Pomanders do I need??

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Poms are really labour intensive, at least they have been in my trial runs. We are using them on our pews as markers and at our reception. Since they take so much time, we are creating 12 for our pews (every second pew) and 6 for the reception (balanced on the top of glass candle holders so that they look like a bouquet in a vase. Our reception will house 100 people, so I think that this is a reasonable amount (given the work it takes to make one) We didn’t want to overdo it but liked the punch of color they offer here and there.

 

Hope this helps πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

my Maid/Matron of Honor and a bridesmaid helped me for a few hours making pomanders last weekend and we didn’t get as much done as i thougt we would.  just giving you a heads up, it will probably take a couple more sundays haha
you could put them on any extra tables (gift, guestbook, escort card, etc) and the bar(s).  i also saw someone use a small flower (one of the many that makes up the pomander) for each table setting and it was really cute.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could reuse the pomanders as centerpieces on top of vases

The ceremony pomanders were reused as centerpieces at the reception. The floral balls were placed on vases of varying heights to add interest to the tables.

you could place them on the bar, the sweetheart table etc

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Another ideas you could hang the pomanders either clustered or seperate  same as you would paper lanterns … Definately DO NOT want to put them on every chair but perhaps you could also put them on your and your grooms chair…. I also like the idea of using them as decor on table with out centerpieces

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

They are most definitely labor intensive.  For my wedding I will be using them on the end chairs at the ceremony, on wreaths for the doors to the reception, and on cone forms for decor on placecard and dessert display tables.

I would not attempt to put on one each chair.  I’ll be using them  along with some paper lanterns and if I have time, yarn pom garlands.

My colors are Orange and Tiffany Blue (Aqua) and I will be using 10 for the ceremony right now.  It takes around 35-40 flowers for each 4″ styrofoam ball I’m using.

The cone shapes I’m using take about 50 for the medium form, 35 for the small, and 85 for the large. 

i feel like all I’ve been doing for the last month is playing with tissue paper πŸ™‚  You’ve got some more time, so it should be easier for you.

There are a lot of threads on here about them, I would suggest using the assembly line approach – have all the paper cut, all the wire cut, then fold, round the edges, then fluff.

I fluffed 40 at a time and put them in grocery bags to store until I had about 5 bags worth when I would ‘build’ them, since that part takes no time at all.

Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Imagelicious: Pomanders can be labor extensive.  I have made 19 for my reception.  I think I posted them earlier if you want to look at them.  They are white with lavender and peach accents.  None of the flowers are glued, so when I sell them, the bee can just poke her colors in where the peach and lavender rose heads are.  Mine are on a 5″ ball.  Since your wedding is not until October, you can purchase mine if it fits in your decor.  That way, you won’t have to buy the styrofoam, nor many flowers.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve learned it takes me about 2 hours to fold & trim 40 flowers, and about 3 minutes to ‘fluff’ each one.  πŸ™‚ 

I only have myself though and spend an hour cutting a ton of paper at once. 

My game plan now has been to only do the bare minimum I want, and then if I find I have time, go back for more.  So I’m working on pomanders for every other row, if I have time I’ll go back and make them for every one. 

Good luck!!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How many guests are you having at your wedding? because if you want to make pomander for every single chair that will be ALOT of work, plus it would be too much for the eyes. If you want to incorporate them in the reception you can use them as centerpieces

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