(Closed) Real Tree Centerpieces?? Am I crazy?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Am I crazy for wanting a centerpiece that my guests can enjoy for years to come?
    Yes - you are crazy! : (2 votes)
    6 %
    No way! That sounds like an awesome idea! : (29 votes)
    88 %
    See below - And I'll give you my input! : (2 votes)
    6 %
    For all of you bees who just like polls ;) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    This could be really cute. What kinds of trees? Maybe you could do living topiaries?

    Post # 5
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think its a pretty neat idea. I originally wanted to use potted flowers for our centerpieces because I thought it was a waste of money to use flowers that will die the next week. People could have them for as long as they take care of them.

    How big would the trees be? We rent, so I would rather have a plant that I can keep in a pot and not have to put in the ground.

    Post # 9
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Janaic88:  Maybe a bamboo or bonsai tree? 

    Post # 11
    46404 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you use a tree seedling as in your pic, I think you will lose the concept of a “tree”. It will come off looking like a piece of greenery. It can still look pretty but it  would not immediately bring  to mind a “tree centerpiece”. It would however meet your goal of having your guests take home a lasting reminder (if they have a place to plant a tree). I would suggest in that case that you have a card that explains that it is a seedling and meant to be planted.

    I think you will also use just as many fresh flowers as you would without the “tree”.

    You could use rosemary . You can buy it in small plants or pruned in the shape of a tree. It will grow well indoors until it is warm enough to plant it outside.


    Post # 13
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think dwarf trees would be cool but I think they’re quite expensive. Also if you get something tall it might interfere with guests being able to talk with one another.

    Post # 14
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I second the suggestion of a bonzai. You would still probably need some flowers, but they could be less elaborate and plentiful since they wouldn’t be the focal point.

    Post # 16
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Are they actually only going to be that tall once they’re in the pot and everything?

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