(Closed) Using same flowers for outdoor ceremony and indoor reception: Offensive or OK?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


Utilizing the same flowers that you used in your ceremony for your reception is NOT offensive rather a tasteful way to saving Dinero Laughing.  If   Whose Wedding Is it anyways and DAvid Tutera can do it so can we.

Also, who is going to notice that you used the same floral arrangements .

Go for it, I know I am using the same church decorations in my reception .

Why waste when you can save.

As for bugs creeping up on the floral arrangements and floral vases being on the floor a little wiping goes a long long way.


Post # 4
47256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve seen it done many times. Instead of having the arrangements on the ground, could you hang them from shepherd’s hooks, or from the chair next to the aisle?


Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, they would be super easy to hang.  Light, because they don’t need water. 

Post # 7
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve considered this myself. It’s a great, easy way to save money. DO IT! Let us know how it turns out!

Post # 8
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re using the kusmada (sic) balls in the ceremony and reception, so I don’t think there’s a problem.

Post # 9
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not offensive or tacky at all.  If you’re worried about what people will think, have your helpers move them out of guests’ eyelines — maybe when the guests are busy enjoying the cocktail hour.  If they don’t see the move, they won’t notice they’re the same arrangements!

Post # 10
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do it! I was considering this myself too, but since I had real flowers I was worried they would have begun to wilt in the sun. With silk, it’s not a problem.

Post # 11
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definately not offensive but a great way to save money! I was at a wedding where the bridesmaids’ bouquets were placed at the center of tables also…with a few more decorations and vases…I dont think anyone even noticed and it looked gorgeous! I say go for it.

Post # 12
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think most people would sooner congratulate you on being resourceful than be offended. You coud use shepherds hooks, either…

Post # 13
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m pretty sure there’s no way flowers could be “offensive” ;-). Definitely use the arrangements both places – lots of people do that! It’s a great way to not let beautiful arrangements go to waste after only 30 minutes of use.

Post # 14
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oooh totally do it!

Maybe you can have something to set under them if they’re not hanging at the ceremony?

Post # 15
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


Post # 16
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

love it- it is clever and economical.

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