Planning & Inspiration
Known as the kissing ball, pomanders are in high demand with today’s brides and are used for a range of décor – flower girls, ceremony aisles and reception decor. They are flowers shaped in a ball and simply suspended from a loop of decorative ribbon, rope or cord. They can be decorated and adorned with just about anything, some of my favorites are pearls and Swarovski crystals attached to thin floristry wire and placed in between each flower. Some churches don’t allow Rose petals and there’s also the risk that you could slip on the petals when walking down the aisle. Pomanders are practical and easy to hold, a great alternative to the traditional flower girl basket and perfect for older flower girls who aren’t quite junior bridesmaids. Little girls are always happy to carry flowers down the aisle like the “big girls”. Carnations or mums are the best flowers to use in pomanders since others can be heavy and don’t look as good in a tightly packed ball. The best thing about Carnations is that they are available in many different shades and colors to match your wedding decor and when used alone are modern and beautiful, not to mention easy on the budget. If you love the idea of a pomander but have your heart set on flower Petals, considering giving petals to guests in organza pouches to sprinkle as you and your groom exit the ceremony.