(Closed) Hydrangeas vs Carnations Kissing Balls

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Both look great to me. Carnations would be cheaper though. Are you using silk flowers?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did carnations because they are hardier and cheap.  Since your wedding isn’t until October I’m guessing you’re using fake flowers?  I imagine it would be a pain to glue down each hydrangea petal individually.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like carnations better, but hydrangeas are different.

If you were using real I’d definitely recommend carnations, because hydrangeas are very finicky and don’t hold up very well.

Either way, I’d still go with carnations!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’d say carnations, because they seem like they’d be less work.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would definitely use carnations.  Even in silks, hydrangea stems aren’t as uniform as carnations are, so you’d have a really bumpy uneven pomander.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love carnations 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used hydrangeas and everyone loved them. I got them at Joanns.

Here is my DIY project.

I did end up taking them apart and redoing them with smaller styrofoam balls. The first ones I used were just to big, so I went an inch smaller to get the size I needed.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I prefer hydrangeas, I think it will give them a softer, prettier look

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Meme123Sha: I used 3″ styrofoam balls; the white ones. And thank you; everyone loved them 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For fresh flowers, I was going to say definitely carns because they’d be easier to maneuver.  If you’re going the silk route however, you could do either.  It really depends on what texture you like the look of best.

Carns:

Hydrangea:

P.S.  You probably didn’t need me to post any pictures, but I wanted to know what they looked like side by side so I could compare.  Maybe it’ll help you too.  🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOVE hydrangeas! They are the primary flower we are using at our wedding.  Having said that, sometimes they don’t hold up as well for a kissing ball (if you are using fresh flowers).

We are having our flower girls carry kissing balls made of kermit mums, here’s a picture (I don’t think I am going to have the pearls, but you get the idea):

 

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