(Closed) Potted orchid centerpiece DIY?!?!?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why do you need to buy them right now?

Post # 5
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you think you can care for them for the next ten months, do it!  That would be a great way to save money!


I have two orchids that I bought at Lowes, that I have since repotted.  One is doing very well; the other is iffy.  My fiance just texted me that it has gone to a better place…I have been away for two weeks so I will hopefully see when I get back!


Orchids are “easy” if you do everything right.  I’d talk to a local florist/botanist to see what he/she thinks.

Post # 6
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t risk it. There are whole societies that people join to learn how to grow orchids.

You could buy blooming orchids in good condition next year for $10 at Lowes and be assured that you will have the centerpieces of your dreams.

Post # 7
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah… I LOVE orchids and have been trying to grow them in the past few years. I STILL have not been able to re-bloom an orchid. It is very delicate work, and it takes a lot of care. I wouldn’t risk it if I were you. If you are dead set on potted orchids at a low cost, Trader Joes sells them pretty cheap, as does Whole Foods. You could just buy them pre-potted closer to your date.

Post # 8
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We actually have a place here in Seattle that will take your orchid post-bloom and babysit it until it buds again.  I have no idea the cost structure of something like this but maybe you have something like this in your area?

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