Thursday, April 23, 2009

flower power

After a brief wedding planning hiatus, I'm finally back! With just a little over six months to go, I really shouldn't procrastinate. The wedding will be here before we know it!

Next on my list is finding a florist. I really don't know anything about flowers and I certainly don't want to pay that much for them. Thankfully, the W Hotel is providing us with these impressive candelabras for each table so we really won't have to worry about getting arrangements.

I do want to add some color to the table though and at first was thinking about just getting flower petals and tossing them around. That is until I came across lillyella's pom-pom flowers! How whimsical! They look really simple to make, affordable too!

Am I crafty enough to make 200 of these? Maybe... I'd better start with just one. I'm thinking of somehow incorporating them into our wedding favors, which we haven't quite decided on yet though I do have ideas.

What do you think? Is it cheesy? Does it seem cheap? I kinda like that people can take them home too.

Now I need to work on the real flowers. I would like my bridesmaids to have white fluffy flowers, but I should talk to my mommy to make sure that's okay with her. Something about white flowers and Chinese people don't sit well - hoping she's not gonna get all superstitious on me! For my bouquet, I'm thinking of yellow flowers.

Unforch, my favorite flowers - dahlias and peonies - aren't in season and I don't want to pay $10 a stem. Yikes.

Maybe I'll just go with a Thanksgiving theme since our wedding is in November. I can walk down the aisle carrying a cornicopia and the bridesmaids will carry little jack-o-lanterns! The groomsmen can rake up the yard and wear a couple dried leaves...


lily.splendor said...

I'm a wedding planner so I made a hundred of these last March for a wedding and then dozens of the larger size ones to hang from the ceiling and ceremony chairs. They're really easy to make, if somewhat time-consuming and the guests seemed to have a blast with them. So many of them accessorized their outfits and hair-do's with them. Lots of fun!

tam pham said...

email me what you're thinking about favors. i'm nosy rosie :-). love the idea of the flower pom poms.

Lisa Z. said...

I really like the candelabras with that black table cloth and add some yellow rose petals on top like you said. It would look very nice and elegant. Yea, I had that problem using white flowers with the relatives for our wedding so I had to pick a color. sucks when they are so superstitious. :)