(Closed) Rule of thumb for bouquet size?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How many roses might I want to do for my bouquet?
    5-6 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    7-9 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    9-12 : (14 votes)
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  • Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Without seeing your dress, I can’t say whether or not carnations would look too modern with it, but, I do think you would want more flowers than just 8 flowers.

    The first bouquet picture that I am posting is really small and looks like it has about 8 to 10 roses and about 8 to 10 what might be carnations.

    The second picture I am posting is my inspiration picture for my bouquet and it has between 40 to 50 flowers. I am guessing that your inspiration picture also has between 40 to 50 flowers.

    I am 5′ 1 1/2″, and I am wearing a full ballgown, so in my opinion, I think you could pull off a bigger bouquet. Your bouquet is an accessory and should make a statement, in my opinion.

     

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    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

    Your inspiration photo has more than a dozen roses.  I’m no floral expert, but I think even if you have a bit more than a dozen it will still be a smaller size.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Statutory Grape: I love the Edmonton dress! I am not using real flowers. I will be using natural touch flowers, so I can keep my bouquet after the wedding. I am deathly allergic to real flowers, so I am going with the next best thing. I have a source that I can get them through for less than retail, so although, they will be a little pricey, I will still get to enjoy them for years to come.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Statutory Grape: Yeah, they are fuller. We are going to use colin open roses in pink, carolina medium roses in pink, carolina bud roses in pink and white, and peonies in white w/pink highlights. I think your grandmother would love to have your bouquet πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Statutory Grape: That is very rude. You would think that with the economy the way it is, they would at least talk to you and give you an estimate. We all know that the prices can change, but just to get a general idea would be nice. Someone mentioned on the bee the other day that they talked to someone in the floral department at Michaels and they were able to get a better deal than they would have otherwise, so you might want to check them out to see, if they can help you out.

    And I agree, giving your bouquet directly to your grandma would be much more personal and heartfelt than just sending her flowers; although that is nice too.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    Have you thought about using a few stems of hydrangeas in with the roses?  I am not sure what colors would be available, but they can have an antique look to them (ivory, light green, or a dusty rose color).  Although a stem isn’t cheap, they are so big that they are worth it.  Also, check out raunaculus (sp?).  Here are a few of my inspiration photos that seem close to what you are looking for but aren’t all roses…

    I especially LOVE the 3rd one… very vintage romantic!

     

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Statutory Grape: She was probably ignoring you. I think everyone knows what a garden rose looks like, but I could be wrong πŸ™‚ And you are very welcome. I seriously thought about fans for my girls too. We are having a Victorian wedding theme. I think they would be great for a vintage theme too. The ones I was looking at were here: http://www.victorianrosedesignerapparel.com/Shoppe/pc/viewCategories.asp?pageStyle=h&idCategory=871

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    @Statutory Grape:  You should check out Michael’s.  Some of the fake ones are shockingly realistic and they had all the colors.  I used them for our wedding to mix in with the fresh flowers since they weren’t available in the colors I wanted in June (by then they are all blue and purple)… and I got them on one of the 50% of days so they were totally affordable. 

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