Post # 1
I wanted to start making my centerpieces or just get all the materials ahead of time so that I can jump on it when the mood strikes.
I plan on making manzanita branch centerpieces and I am contemplating on buying the red natural branches now (since bloomsandbranches has a special now with shipping included) and I’m wondering if its too soon. How long do these things last?
Also I want to use a mixed variety of vases & planters ranging from 6″ tall to 9″ tall. Do you thing the 18″-24″ size would be big enough or should I go a size larger?
Post # 3
I too am using the manzanita branches and i alreay have mine for my sept 12 wedding. They crack just a little bit but other then that they are perfect at least for a few years. good luck!
Post # 4
I would just get them now – it’ll take you a while to make the centerpieces, and then you’ll have more time to decide if you need any additional filler branches without rushing shipments. They do take up a LOT of storage space though, so be prepared for that. Also, i’d order a few extra branches in case some have broken pieces or aren’t as full and need filler. (I used them as my centerpiece too).
Post # 5
I emailed Blooms and Branches (http://www.bloomsandbranches.com) about how long they last, and they said they last indefinitely and they will split a little like southernbride14 said, but they will not break off. They said the 18″-24″ and the 30″ tall ones are the most popular.