Post # 1
Part of my goal for our wedding is being low budget, classy but still unique. I am having trouble with decorations, particularly centerpieces. I love flowers but dont want to spend a lot of money on cut flowers that are just going to die so as I see it I have a couple of options.
#1) Potted Flowers
My family owns a greenhouse so I could buy planters and fill them with plants and use them as centerpieces. I like the natural look of them, but i dont want them to be too bulky or look to “backyard”. I might be crazy and biased because of my business so that is why i am asking you guys!
#2) Paper Flowers
I have been making Kusudama flowers in my spare time in a bunch of colors that i love and was thinking that i could make them into bouquets. I could spruce them up a little with lustery paint and possibly a rhinestones in the center. They are definitely unique and i dont mind doing the work to make them but i dont want the centerpieces to look tacky.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I did paper flowers for all of our “flowers” and decor! it was great!
for the tables I went with the kusudama flowers but left them just on their own and had them laid on the tables down the table runner. It really worked out! And really by the time I had gotten to that part I was just trying to get “finished” with my many DIY. lol
Everyone loved them and well lets just say that out of the like 70 we had for the reception, I didn’t end up with any at home. lol
here’s a pic of my bouquet and my Bridesmaid or Best Man (theirs was a different flower though)
We had a 60s/70s All You Need is Love theme and this paper worked out GREAT! I’ve seen them done with old sheet music and softer/antique colors to give a completely different feel too.
Post # 4
Those paper flowers look really cool. I wonder how they would hold up in a bouquet though. Also what do the planters look like? Those orangey ones? If so maybe you could get nicer ones to make the centerpieces look a bit cleaner.
Post # 6
I love either choice, but if you do planted flowers, maybe you could find some fancier planters than the plain terracotta ones? That would make it look more elegant and less backyard.