(Closed) Which sunflower should I use?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Which flower should we use?
    Flower #1 : (11 votes)
    24 %
    Flower #2 : (32 votes)
    70 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsBeck:  I like the sunflower theme because I like these flowers myself, and you don’t see them used at weddings all the time.

    I like the second flower because the yellow is lighter in color — more spring/summery. And it looks kind of real too.

    Post # 5
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    77 posts
    Worker bee

    Use real flowers. I usually say to use fake ones, but on a cake, you should use real ones. The cake is too important to not use real flowers. Also, neither of those look real at all, and it’d look odd to have flowers that are identical to one another in size and shape.  

    I think using fake flowers in centerpieces and in the decor is totally fine since it’s kind of the background, setting a pretty scene for everything. But the cake deserves real flowers. 

    Post # 6
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would opt for real ones but out of the two you posted, I would go with #2.

    Post # 7
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @secretlyabee:  I totally agree.  Plus, sunflowers aren’t super expensive (if I recall correctly?)

    I don’t know if it is feasible, but how cool would it be to grow your own sunflowers for your cake?  They are easy to grow, as long as they have lots of sunlight.

    Post # 8
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    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If I couldn’t go real, which would be my first choice, I’d go with #2.

    Post # 9
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    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsBeck:  I think the fake ones are fine, by the way. I have seen artificial flowers on wedding cake and they are simply removed before slicing, or placed strategically so that they aren’t cut into.

    No one is going to eat the flowers, whether real or fake.

    Post # 10
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    77 posts
    Worker bee

    @gingerkid:  That’s a great idea. I’ll be growing the baby’s breath for my flower arrangements My flowers will be coffee filter flowers, baby’s breath, greenery from nearby fields, and some hydrangeas from neighbors’ hydrangea bushes, with their permission of course!

    Post # 11
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @secretlyabee:  Glad to help. Your arrangements sound lovely!  I love hydrangeas.

    Post # 13
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    So, I chose sunflowers for our flower, and our florist wanted us to choose whether they had “green” or “brown” on the inside. (google it… I sure had to! They look pretty darn the same to me!) I had no idea. Finally after I chose one, she said that actually the place she got her flowers from said couldnt get those since they weren’t in season, so she would have to get the other kind. I seriuosly did not care, and I’m sure no one else did. True story.

    Post # 14
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Second looks more natural, to me! I’ve seen three weddings with sunflowers… and I love them. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I like the second one.

    I’m actually confused why someone would put real flowers on a cake… That sounds kinda gross, to be honest.  Maybe I missed the memo though.

    Post # 16
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    434 posts
    Helper bee

    If you order real flowers, be sure to tell the florist what they will be used for….will need to be grown chemical and pesticide free…..if you stick a live stem in a cake that has been treated with anything not edible, toxins can be released into the cake and that’s just not a good thing any way you look at it – not to mention what kind of microscopscrawls could still be hanging around – gross!

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