(Closed) Milk Glass Brides: How Many Flowers!?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ED13:  Haha  I like the hypericum berries too, they add a cute texture.  And yes, lots of zinnia!  πŸ™‚

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LindsayMaree:  You’re so knowledgeable with this stuff, I was wondering if you could tell me if the number of flowers I have for each bouquet will be enough? I’d like my bouquet to be about 9-10 inches in diameter, and the bridesmaids maybe 7ish. thanks in advance! πŸ™‚

i’ll probably add slightly more to the boutonnieres too, but that should only add a couple dollars total.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@toasty:  Thanks for the complement!  πŸ™‚  I’ll go through each arrangement for you, so you can get an idea of what I’m thinking:

Bride’s Bouquet: 5 peonies, 5 garden roses, 4 dahlias, 5 lisianthus, 4 ranunculus, 4 stems spray roses, pink astilbe and maidenhair fern

  • This will be very large, bigger than the 9-10in you’re hoping for.  The peonies alone will each be almost 5in in diameter!  For a bouquet the size you want, I’d suggest cutting down on the number of flowers to 3 peonies, 3 garden roses, 2 dahlias, 3 lisianthus, 3 ranunculus, 2-3 stems spray roses, pink astilbe and maidenhair fern.  It seems like a drastic change, but all of the flowers you’ve chosen have such large blooms that you truly won’t need as many!

8 Bridesmaids bouquets: 2 dahlias, 2 garden roses, 3 lisianthus, pink astilbe, dusty miller, each

  • These should be around the size you want, 5-7in in diameter.  However, a rule that I follow when making arrangments and bouquets is to use odd numbers for your flowers (though really, it’s just personal preference so you can see at least one of each flower from every side).  If I were making these, I’d use 3 dalhias, 3 garden roses, and 3 lisianthus with pink astilbe and dusty miller.  It’ll probably bump the size up a couple inches (from 5/6 to 7/8in), but it’ll still be noticably smaller than your bouquet.

Boutonnieres: 1 ranunculus and maidenhair fern (groom), 2 stems spray roses (4 buds on each), dusty miller (groomsmen)

  • I think all of these sounds beautiful!  You really don’t need to add anything to these, but again, I would suggest using 3 spray rose buds instead of 4.

Also, you might want to think about corsages as well!  Are you planning on giving one to your mother, Future Mother-In-Law, and grandmothers to wear?  If so, I’d suggest sticking with the same theme as the boutonnieres for the Groomsmen by using spray roses.  I’d use 5 spray rose buds and dusty miller (and a bow!).

I hope that helped!  πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t use milk glass, but we did use small vases. Depends on their size, really.

We had 12 tables with 4 vases on each table, 2-5 stems in each (small) vase. The hydrangeas really only needed one stem.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LindsayMaree:  OH MY GOSH. You are the best! Thank you!! If I lived near you, I would SO bake you a batch of cookies for helping me out so much! πŸ™‚

I will definitely make the same type of boutonniere for the grandpas and the dads, and for the grandmas and the moms, I’ll probably make bigger pin-corsages (like a larger, more varied version of the boutonnieres) to put on their dresses. I figure this would add maybe… $20 in flowers and supplies?

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@toasty:  Ooo!  I love cookies!  πŸ˜‰  Haha  Seriously though, it’s no problem!  I love helping people out with this stuff.

I’d probably double your guess to around $40 for the added supplies.  For 2 moms and 4 grandmas, at $5/corsage supplies, it’s around $30, then add the 2 dads and 4 grandpas, I’d put it all at $40 total (you’ll be using less for the bouts than the corsages).

Post # 22
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Wannabee

What size milk glass should I use to hold 3 stems of Hydrangeas. I am also using milk glasses in my centerpieces for my wedding. Would a 5.5″ milk glass be big enough (enough to hold about 8 oz of fluid). Thanks!

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