(Closed) Potted Plants as a Centerpiece Idea? Yay or Nay?

posted 13 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I love that idea!  We were considering something similar.  Flower wholesalers usually sell whole plants like orchids for fairly reasonable prices (and I bet you can get a volume discount as well)!  Your guests can take them home as favors as well, or you can have new plants for your new home together 🙂

Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m doing a potted plant as the base for our centerpieces!  We’re using Bridal Veil (an ivy-type plant with small white flowers) in tins and adding fresh daisies the day-of.  We’re also sticking taper candles into the dirt and placing various votives around the table.  

I’d chose a plant that’s really hardy and easy to grow….you don’t want to have to deal with dead plants or wilting flowers!  Good luck and I hope it works for you, too! 

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: January 2022

We’re doing the same thing!  Trader Joe’s has some inexpensive potted orchids that look great. 

Post # 6
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay! This is great idea, espeically for an outdoor wedding.  I would suggest going to a garden store or market and getting more plants than you need and growing them in the buckets/pails/pots that you want them in for the reception.  Then when you set out the centerpieces just groom and clip off the dead flowers!

Here are some galvanized buckets for sale

and some ideas:

daisies (you’ll have to scroll down the page a little to find the pots)

Making Living Centerpieces (an inspiration article from Martha Stewart Weddings)

Do It Yourself Potted Flower Centerpiece

Our very own Wedding bee board post: potted orchid centerpieces

(scroll down a bit and you can see a post of an example of the )

There is a TON more out there on potted plant centerpieces…you should have no shortage of inspiration if you keep looking online!

Also, visit a garden center or market to get an idea of the types of flowers you like–especially if you want a particular look or color.  They can help you decide what will grow best and be blooming on your wedding day (if you decide to DIY) 

happy planting!

Post # 7
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I think that is a great idea.  You could even paint the pots or use ribbon around the lip to coordinate with your wedding colors.  Also, the plants would be great favors for special guests at the end of the night.

Post # 8
4 posts

I love the potted plant idea.  We did geraniums  for my sister’s wedding a couple of years ago and they were beautiful!  Once piece of advice- have the nursery grow them for you.  We went in to our local nursery and ordered them in January and when we picked them up in June they were perfect.  (Much better than the ones that we tried to grow ourselves ).

Post # 9
380 posts
Helper bee

definitely a yay!  potted plants make great centerpieces and they last way loger than floral arrangements.

Post # 10
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A for sure yay!   Check out Costco, I know I’ve for sure seen potted orchids there for like 10 or 15 bucks, and that would be WAY cheaper than a traditional centerpiece. 

A wheatgrass option

A couple of ideas



Post # 11
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Potted plants yay! 

Post # 12
73 posts
Worker bee

I think potted plants can look great, especially if they are in a nice pot or dish.

Post # 13
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Its a great idea!!! Im using some potted plants to decorate, since ours is going to be outside. Then we are going to put them in our flower beds!

Or you could let some of the family members have them and keep one for your self. Kind of like a love fern (thats from ‘how to lose a guy in 10 days’!!).

Post # 15
22 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think potted plants as a wedding favor is a great idea. It has two functions: centerpieces during the wedding and a guest’s favor after that. However, the charming of fresh cut flowers is unique. I have purchased fresh cut flowers on line before and the price is fabulous compared with local vendors. I recommend you to take a look at fiftyflowers.com


Post # 16
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I was at a wedding this past June where the colors were different shades of green.  They had white table linens, glass plates, and the centerpieces were all small potted hostas.  I thought they looked great!  Bonus is that hostas are very hardy when planted in the appropriate spot, so they’d make a great give-away at the end of the night, or to landscape your new home! 

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