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Green Wedding Tips- Potted Centerpieces

April 10, 2008


Bonsai Azalea, originally uploaded by bonsaikiptb.

How gorgeous would this be as a centerpiece? I know that most people think of cut flowers when they think of centerpieces or maybe of candles but why not a gorgeous potted plant that can continue to grow long after the wedding vows have been spoken. Instead of shining for a day it can be a constant reminder to you or your guests of the power of love.

My fiance and I are on a budget and when we first started looking at traditional centerpieces they were just too expensive. Our first idea to save money was lollipop centerpieces.

How cool would a centerpiece of these be? We found a seller on Etsy, Sweet Lollipop Shop, that does custom homemade lollipops and she is going to make 17 lollipop centerpieces for us. If you are looking for a creative centerpiece of favor you definitely need to check her out!

Of course now that I have that all lined up I thought of any even better idea. I love sunflowers and my fiance and I started doing some container gardening this year. We decided to plant sunflowers in the pots that we had already purchased and painted chocolate brown. Hopefully they will be gorgeous and blooming in time for the wedding. If they are then we will use the lollipops as favors and if not we will stick with our original idea.

If you don’t like azaleas how about orchids?

orchid six

Or gerber daisies?

Or perhaps miniature roses?

If you don’t like any of these take a trip to your local nursery and see what they have. There are endless varieties of flowers, plants, and herbs that you could use that would be easier on your wallet and easier on the earth.

If you are looking for some more ideas check out pictures and tip from our wedding day and tips on greening your wedding registry.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2008 12:07 am

    I vote for the lollipop. It’s so unique and cool! Not to mention edible. Have fun with the wedding planning :)

  2. April 12, 2008 2:19 am

    Last week we had a woman order several 3 gallon toparies and 30 blooming hydranga for her Wedding. Lowes does do special orders if you ask so we had them come in on Monday and she picked them up a couple of days later for her Wedding that week. Much Cheaper than a Florist and being potted plants she can keep for her garden or send home with Wedding guest.

  3. April 16, 2008 9:38 am

    Ha! I’m recently engaged as well, and we just came up with the potted centerpieces idea, too. More specifically, I’ve always enjoyed growing things out of old teapots, so I think we’ll gather some from yard sales and flea markets over the coming months and start planting.

    Gerber daisies and dwarf sunflowers top the list so far, but we’re also thinking about just having a variety of herbs – that way they’ll look nice AND smell nice!

  4. sarah permalink
    June 22, 2008 8:18 am

    once youre done with the potted plants/cut flowers, you can donate them to a nursing home or hospital.

  5. July 10, 2008 11:25 am

    I don’t know how you feel about using fake plants, but we have done some for a few bridal showers and it’s looked nice. If you want to get an idea of how it would look, you can see some on our site: http://www.yourmomentscreated.com. You don’t have to buy them from us. You can always buy fake flowers from Michaels or a craft store. Even Walmart sometimes has some. Pots can be found at Lowe’s, KMart, and other places like that. Great idea about the lollipops, though! I think that’s a cool and different one that would be beautiful as well.

  6. December 3, 2008 6:39 am

    Have you thought about mini-carnations? I just love them as cut flowers because they last so long. I do not know how well they would do as potted plants, though.

  7. December 25, 2008 11:40 am

    Great ideas and beautiful pictures.

  8. May 21, 2009 12:43 am

    Thanks very much for your interesting post. Will be back in the future.

  9. July 1, 2009 12:32 pm

    Nice bridal wedding dress…how much it would cost? Some looks classy but not really expensive…:)

  10. September 10, 2009 7:08 am

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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