Post # 1
I obviously have a lot of time until our wedding, but I’ve stumbled upon some gorgeous silk arrangements for a great deal. (I can’t believe I’d ever find “nice” silks! Plus, I’m on a small budget and now I’m getting excited about not having to worry about buying, tending, transporting and arranging buckets of fresh flowers in addition to all my other DIY tasks. I’ll still have 2 DIY bouqets of real flowers, plus boutenneires.) Anyway, I would like to use these arrangements for the outdoor ceremony, lining the aisle. I would then like to use them for table centrepieces (the sites are right next to one another, so I could get a couple of people to quickly carry them over). I’m just worried this might gross some people out, considering that the same containers that were on the ground are now next to their food. Or, do you think I’m over-reacting?
I would have the “flower-carriers” make sure the containers are wiped down before putting them on the tables. They’d also do a quick check for bugs, although I’m hoping that fake flowers wouldn’t attract swarms of ants or anything like that.
Post # 3
Utilizing the same flowers that you used in your ceremony for your reception is NOT offensive rather a tasteful way to saving Dinero . 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
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 # 5
@julies1949: cute ribbons! We have simple benches instead of chairs, but the flowers could definitely be tied and hung with ribbon. Great idea.
Post # 6
Yeah, they would be super easy to hang. Light, because they don’t need water.
Post # 7
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
We’re using the kusmada (sic) balls in the ceremony and reception, so I don’t think there’s a problem.
Post # 9
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
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
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
I think most people would sooner congratulate you on being resourceful than be offended. You coud use shepherds hooks, either…
Post # 13
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
oooh totally do it!
Maybe you can have something to set under them if they’re not hanging at the ceremony?
Post # 16
love it- it is clever and economical.