Post # 1
We are having floral centerpieces (hydrangea/roses) on half the tables and then lanterns on the other half. We realized the lanterns were missing something…so I want to add some flowers there too. We want to keep things as cheap as possible since we weren’t budgeting for flowers on these tables. The florist suggested a ring of hydrangeas or babys breath or 3 small votive vases with small bunches of hydrangeas around the lanterns. What do you think?
One con for the hydrangea ring is that we want white hydrangeas to keep with our colors and they wilt after a few hours so if there is a ring of them they may wilt. We can spend a bit more for antique (green/pink) ones but that won’t match our colors. They are in our bouquets too…but she isn’t concerend because they’ll be put in water at the reception after the ceremony. I think they’re okay for about 3 hours??
Post # 3
Your florist can get oasis in a ring shape that comes with a plastic liner. This can be placed at the base of the lanterns so that the flowers stay moist.
Post # 4
Can I ask how big your lanterns are? It may alter my answer
Post # 5
@hecallsmelove: They’re 11″ tall, about 5″ wide
Post # 6
Since you liked the lanterns on their own at first (when you picked them), I would keep them the focal point. Baby’s breath adds that special something, but won’t try to compete with the lanterns like larger flowers would.
Post # 7
If I were you, I’d use small square votive holders (about 2-3″ square, assuming your lanterns are square), then cut roses short and fill them. If you did 3 with 2-3 rose buds per table, and bought your roses wholesale online, it would be super cheap. I’m not totally sure, hydrangeas are pretty expensive and doing a while ring will be pricey. You could easily pick those votives up at the dollar store if not cheaper.