(Closed) Stargazer lilies?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I love them too, they’re gorgeous!  One thing about them though…they are one of the most fragrant flowers out there!  Sometimes they can even be overpowering, so just be sure that they don’t overwhelm the food on the table or any of your guests.  My mother can’t stand the smell of them, and always asks them to be removed from the table if we’re dining out and they happen to be there.

Post # 4
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

they give me migranes.  Its kind of a no-no to have scented flowers in 1. enclosed spaces, and 2. near food.  you coudl always use an asiatic lily that looks like a stargazer sicne they dont have a scent to them, or just use the gazers spareingly

Post # 5
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I wanted to use them early in the planning, but was vetoed by my Maid/Matron of Honor who is incredibly allergic to them, and my mom who said they looked like funeral flowers. 🙁

Post # 6
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Like pp’s said, they are potent and the fragrance can be overpowering! I’d probably stick to flowers that aren’t so strong, unfortunately. I think they’re beautiful, but I can’t have them in my house.

Post # 7
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A lot of people are allergic to them, and personally, I find their scent way too overpowering to be around food. Also, sometimes instead of smelling super flowery, they end up smelling like cat pee. It must just depend on the season and where they are grown, but it can literally be disgusting.

I do think they are beautiful, though. Perhaps you could just use them in areas with really good venhilation.

Post # 8
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think they are beautiful, but the smell reminds me of a funeral home! Not the thing I’d like to be reminded of at a wedding.

Post # 9
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think they are very pretty– but I will tell you- while working at the hospital I’ve seen so many get thrown out or given nurses because they so many people would complain about them- even as much as I love them I can’t be in the same room with them

Post # 10
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love these flowers, too, but wouldn’t use them in a wedding.  They produce a LOT of pollen, and it stains.  One wrong brush with the bouquet and your dress is covered in smudges of red dust.

Post # 11
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I love the fragrance, but I wouldn’t recommend them for wedding flowers.

I worked in a florist and sometimes came home looking like I had jaundice because the pollen from them would get on my skin and stain it yellow.  It’s hard to get off skin, nevermind fabric.  It can also get on the petals and make them orange/brown.

Also, the petals are kind of fragile.  If you bend them or they get bumped, they get brown creases.

Between the creasing and the pollen, it’s hard to get ‘perfect’ blooms.

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