(Closed) Torn between Manzanita and Curly Willo

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Curly Willow or Manzanita?!
    Curly Willow : (18 votes)
    42 %
    Manzanita : (11 votes)
    26 %
    Either : (13 votes)
    30 %
    Neither : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love the density of the manzanita branches. I think it add’s depth to the piece and I love the way the orchid’s stand out (to me they seem lost in the curly willow branches)

    Post # 4
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I love them both. If the manzanita is a dark shade then maybe you could use both? Have different thinkness’ and heights.

    Post # 5
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    They’re both fab!  I have manzanita, but I think it just depends on what you want to decorate it like =D

    Post # 6
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I love the height of the manzanita – I think that’s what makes it more elegant.  If you can get the curly willow with similar height, I’d think the two would be interchangeable.

    Post # 7
    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    To be honest they looked the same to me besides the color…both very beautiful!!  So in my opinion I would go with the cheaper one!!  I’m cheap..haha!!

    Post # 8
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    You could always do half your tables with one and half with the other… more visual variety, since these seem like they would compliment each other well 🙂

    Post # 9
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Have you ordered these yet? 

    Post # 10
    34 posts

    Or you can do what we did and use both!  This is a mock table set up – still working on it – set up in my Aunt’s basement.  The crystals in the vase will be lighter and there will be lights in the vase to illuminate it also.


    Post # 11
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m using curly willow.  One of my inspiration looks is the first picture you posted.

    Post # 12
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My vote is for curly willow.  I have been toying around with both, but at some point, I started thinking manzanita actually has a “creepy” vibe to it.  Not to offend anyone…but I prefer the softer, branches of curly willow.  Manzanita almost looks like a mini tree, while curly willow is definitely branches.  I guess it depends on what overall look you are trying to achieve.  Either way, both are fun!  Good luck!

    Post # 13
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    The dark manzanita works great with our color scheme, and my parents have a bunch in their front yard so I got it for free. 

    Post # 14
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I prefer manzanita just because of the density, like SandDollar said. Although if you used something dense with the curly willows, like a pomander or the moss ball that’s in the inspiration pic, the density would be there for the willows. 

    Post # 15
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m with VirginiaMarie. I think the curly willow (first pic) is softer and better suited to the orchids. I also think that the curly willow tend to be more consistant. I’ve seen a few people struggle with the varied shapes of the manzita because they are not uniform. So that’s something to consider too.

    Is it bad that I would just price them out and see which is less expensive?

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