(Closed) Uh, yeah, flowers.

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

There was a post earlier about succulents, perhaps something like that? Add in some ferns…

Meanwhile, what about complimenting colors such as purple and perhaps deep orange? And don’t forget to scour magazines for inspiration.

Post # 4
1566 posts
Bumble bee

Have you talked to your florist yet? I spoke to florists having no idea what I wanted. I gave them wedding colors and budget, and they presented me with options. A florist will know exactly what’s in season and cheaper to get in your area, so I would suggest talking to her (or a few different ones if you haven’t booked yet). 

Post # 6
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

are you against using silk/fake flowers? I like flowers – BUT i HATE the idea of paying a rediculous amount of money for something that will die the next day / get tossed out.

I’m lucky enough that a friend at work puts silk flower arrangements together as a hobby – but go to any good silk floral store and they can do it too.

now my “florist” did put some yellow and small white flowers – along with the grass-like stuff with the red bits on the end…

I’m using orange lillies – which would go GREAT with your colors – and which is the reason I picked orange/brown for my colors in the first place. Here’s what mine look like:

Post # 8
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you decide to go with succulents for a fall wedding, check out the beautiful and unusual tables at this site: http://www.cactuslimon.com/minicactus.htm.

Scroll down the page to see their mini succulent wedding favors. They seem like a bargain at $3.00 apiece, decorated with paper and ribbon to match your wedding colors.

I’m getting married in July but am using some “fall” flowers, including sunflowers (my FI’s favorite) and bi-color orange-pink roses.

Good luck deciding!

Post # 9
19 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

you could also go with paper flowers. i made my own after hunting down tutorials online and i love how they turned out and that they last forever. i actually went with paper when we needed to cut back our wedding budget. i also made the flowers for all of my bridesmaids and the flower girl. i also just finished making abouquet for a girl who loved my flowers but didn’t have the time to make them herself. it’a cheap option you can totally customize.

my bouquet

mr bridesmaids

random for my house

for another bride who loves poppies

Post # 10
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I also second the idea of using orange flowers. I found a really awesome inspiration board.

That would be much more of a fall feel.

I, personally, am a fan of white or white and green flowers. You can use more forest and clover green greenery and then add in some chartreuse and lime greens.

Post # 11
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Those are my colors also! My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are brown. I am going with green and cream flowers for the girls. I met with a florist and basically explained I couldn’t nor did I want to go broke with flowers and she was really helpful choosing flowers in my budget. I really wanted roses, but didn’t want to spend the money. Instead we found lookalikes for half the price.

For my bouquet I wanted a touch of pink so mine with have the same feel but with pink. I am also a huge fan of berries and wanted to make sure they were in all the bouquets.

Post # 13
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Here are some green flower choices:

Hydrangeas are big, so they take up room. Mums come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Cymbidium orchids are elegant, but can be expensive if you get a lot of them. Amaranthus gives a nice trailing look. Hypericum berries come in green, almost brown, red, orange and pink. Bells of Ireland are long. Carnations can be dyed green if you put food coloring in the water.  Bear grass, leaves and some white flowers in bud like freesias are green.

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