(Closed) Second guessing orchid flower arrangements

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If its a matter of cost then go with the potted orchids. Personally I don’t like anything potted at weddings. Its just informal but if that fits the style of your wedding then save yourself some $$. Also as a guest I wouldn’t take a centerpieces, your older guest might. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would save the money and use potted orchids.  While I like the look of cut flowers, I prefer living flowers for arrangements whenever possible.  Your DJ can let guests know they can take centerpieces home towards the end of the evening and with it being orchids, many will probably get taken home.  If not, you could donate them to a local assisted living facility, nursing home, or church for decor.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

If it were me I would use the potted orchids..your going to save yourself $900 girl so go for it!!!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@fuentesbee:  Haha! My family is exactly the same and that is precisely why I have every intention of doing potted orchids as centrepieces!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Potted orchids sound gorgeous, go for it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have been totally considering potted orchids just as you describe.  I think they look elegant and are beautiful.  

If I do this, I was thinking of doing a table game so that someone at each table could win theirs and take it home (any that didn’t want them could give to others at their table or I’d take them home or give them to friends).

If you want them to look a little less like they’re from Home Depot or whatever, you could wrap the pots in paper or fabric to coordinate with your colors, and maybe put some extra moss on or around them.

If you’re going to need a lot, you might talk to the floral people at whatever store you’re going with to make sure they will have enough, and so they can order more if they need to.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@fuentesbee:  Not tacky at all! I’d say go for it!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can slip the orchids into a beautiful cachepot, top them with moss to cover the gap and no one will ever know.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love potted flowers!  The only reason I wouldn’t do this myself is that I wouldn’t want to be in charge of caring for all those flowers.  Then again, I kill cactuses and am super allergic to flowers in close quarted.

I’m using lanterns as centerpieces.  🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@fuentesbee:  Make sure you can pretty-up those pots and go for it! Or, order flowers from a bulk site.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mjoyelle:  Orchids require almost no care at all!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We chose potted orchid centerpieces from Costco warehouses. We paid $195 for 12 potted orchids. Wedding was 6/22 and we bought them 6/15. Since they carry multiple colors of the orchids and vases, we chose to have same color vases and different colored orchids for each table. They looked so beautiful especially with tea lights surrounding them. We invited guests to take them home if they wanted after reception. The rest we just returned to Costco for full refund (have to LOVE Costco return policy! Doesn’t matter if they are dead or whatever, they’ll take them back). I received so many compliments on them. I highly recommend potted orchids from Costco. 

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