Post # 1
So, I don’t know a lot about flowers but, after visiting my florist, I know that I love hydrangeas and roses. My wedding colors and pale green and white and I am going for a romantic theme, so I am trying to use a lot of flowers and candles. For the church, I am using hydrangeas tied with ribbon to each pew like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=hydrangea+pew+marker,+purple+ribbon&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=650&tbm=isch&tbnid=unNzZUcIgx8MAM:&imgrefurl=http://rainflowercompany.com/category/rainflower-arrangements/&docid=DMaRiTqhS03toM&imgurl=http://rainflowercompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rainflower-company_hydrangea-and-purple-ribbon_pew-markers.jpg&w=700&h=417&ei=GijGT-nNOuTm0QGx6bSlBg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=167&vpy=159&dur=494&hovh=173&hovw=291&tx=157&ty=95&sig=115053623706515183639&page=1&tbnh=113&tbnw=189&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:70
And, I am using hydrangeas as my centerpieces for the reception. Just something simple like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=hydrangea+centerpieces&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=650&tbm=isch&tbnid=m5GwwE0yMMxXrM:&imgrefurl=http://simplyperfectweddings.blogspot.com/2009/06/diy-centerpieces.html&docid=whUZ_ePFmMGh7M&imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ioyK-UW2X_Q/SjQplR6LC5I/AAAAAAAAA0w/AjaNG-FAz7E/s400/Centerpiece1.JPG&w=400&h=266&ei=ySnGT_SnO6P30gGA4bjEBg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=981&vpy=144&dur=1671&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=131&ty=114&sig=115053623706515183639&page=1&tbnh=130&tbnw=172&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:0,i:180
Oh, yes and all the hydranges will be white. But, my questions is… Roses are really expensive and I am using a lot of flowers but, I am trying to scale down my flower bill… So, I was originally going to have roses for my bouquet and all the bridesmaids bouquets… But, now to save some $$$ I was thinking of doing hydrangea bouquets for my girls and maybe all roses for my bouquet or roses and hydrangeas for my bouquet.
If I have hydrangea bouquets, hydrangea centerpieces and, hydrangea church decorations… Is this too much hydrangea?? And, not enough variety? or Does it all just go together nicely?
Any input would be great!! Sorry about the long post!
Post # 3
I love hydrangeas, so I never think it’s too many!
Post # 4
For me, there is no such thing as “too much” hydrangea!! I had hydrangea bouquets (for myself and my girls) and centerpieces (along with a hydrangea cake topper!!) and I don’t think it was overkill. I think it tied things together nicely 🙂
Post # 5
Love hydrangea! I say, go for all hydrangea!
Post # 6
I agree with you can never have to many hydrangeas! thats what I am doing as well, having mostly hydrangea since they are such large blooms and adding garden roses to get the nost for my money 🙂
Post # 7
I love hydrangeas too, there is no such thing as too many. They are actually the only flower that we’re using in centerpieces. I feel like it’s simple and beautiful 🙂
Post # 8
Agree with all those above- you can never have too many! We used white hydrangeas alone for centerpieces & I thought it was simply & elegant.
Post # 9
My florist recommended against hydrangeas for the bouquets, since they tend to wilt quickly when they are out of water. So I’m just using them for my centerpieces.
That being said, I have a Catholic full mass at 3:30 and the reception starts at 7:00PM so my timeline is long (I’d like the bouquets to look decent through at least our entrance to the reception). They could work for bouquets maybe if your timeline is shorter.
Disclaimer: I’m going by my florist’s word on this, I have no personal experience with hydrangeas.
Post # 10
@kimm99: I’ve heard a version of this from florists, but they stated they don’t use colored hydrangeas (blue/purple/green), but that they use the white hydrangea and dye them the desired color because white hydrangeas are sturdier.
I’m going with roses and hydrangeas too…did a test run bouquet with white hydrangeas and roses and it held up well for a day out of water. Love hydrangeas, and I can’t imagine there being too many of them — they aren’t super expensive, and they give a huge amount of coverage. I’m using three sprigs for the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and 10 roses and 5 sprays for my bouquet and 20 roses.
Post # 11
I love hydrangeas! I know there are mixed eviews on whether the hydrangea bouquets will hold up, but mine did not. My girls had white hydrangeas sprayed light pink and they fell apart pretty quickly due to the heat. However, they are cost effective. My suggestion would be if you use them, use them in the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet but not for yours so you know that it wll guarantee not wlt throughout all your pics!
Post # 12
Thank-you so much everybody!!! That helped me decide that I will go with all Hydrangeas!! But, I think I will do roses for my bouquet just to make myself different from my girls and like Mrs. Cooper said – I don’t want my bouquet to wilt! But, it is good to know that the white ones hold up better. 🙂 You guys are totally right! You can never have too many hydrangeas!!
Thanks Bees!! xo
Post # 13
nah not to much at all but you could try adding some bear grass and leaves to the hydrangeas
what do you think of this??
Post # 14
I love hydrangeas…but I usually like them mixed in with other blooms…I really wanted all roses but since they are so expensive I”m combining a few with the hydrangeas…and also some gardenias.
Post # 15
I don’t think you can ever have too much hydrangeas! However, they don’t do well in humidity so think about the weather and talk to your florist before making the complete switch for boquets. We used them only as centerpieces for this reason and did all rose boquets.
ETA: Not sure if you are basing off an actual quote but I found that my florist would charge about the same price for a rose boquet or another flower because both were equally as labor intensive and roses (at least in ivory) are not actually so high maintnence from a florist perspective while some other blooms need special attention.