(Closed) Making only one centerpiece of dried roses…Bad idea?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they have that much meaning to you, I would use them.

You could make an arrangement and place it under a glass cloche to give the centerpiece a different look and protect the dried flowers.

or place it in a large jar with a lid or  on a cakestand with a glass cover.

Maybe you could make a small arrangement and put something like this next to it under the glass


Post # 4
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’d be fine! Use it for your head table or something to signify it is special.  Or put it on a special table with a frame explaining what it is!

Post # 5
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Honestly, I think it would be an awesome idea if I trusted them to get home in tact. Dried flowers are so delicate and you wouldn’t want those to even risk damage. Why not use roses somewhere to represent the roses he gives you? That way you don’t risk ruining or losing the actual roses since in the hustle and bustle of set-up and tear down, a million unexpected thinsg can go wrong no matter how careful you are.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am doing the same thing! I’ve saved one flower from all of the surprise/make up/just because bouquets that my fiance has gotten me since the beginning of our relationship.

I’m planning on having them all together in one big vase at the guestbook/entrance table with a picture framed explanation about the meaning and our picture, etc.

I originally thought about putting one on each table, but the thought of them getting ruined scared me too much!

They are less likely to get messed up at the entrance table than if they were dispersed throughout the reception area. People only pass by it on their way in, they sign the guest book, take a look, and then move on. It just seems like the safest way to incorporate them.

I LOVE the idea of having them covered like the above picture. It looks beautiful, adds attention and gives it a little extra safety!

Post # 9
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think you are going to find a cloche tall enough for long stemmed roses. You could arrange them in a vase but it might be a bit tall and obstruct the view if you have them on your sweetheart table.

You could use them on the cake table. You could slip them through a Lomey wire collar( normally used around a bridal bouquet) then place them in the vase. This would tie into the other metallic elements in your steampunk theme and give your flowers a little protection.

wire bouquet collars

You can order them through your florist.

Post # 10
199 posts
Blushing bee

another idea….if you could bear to do it is to crush the dried leaves  and make your own confetti

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