Consider your venue.
Tall and elaborate centerpieces look great in a hotel ballroom, but would completely overwhelm a wine cellar. Before you decide on any floral arrangements, make sure to consider the size and layout of your venue first.
Ask for advice.
Wedding professionals know their respective categories. Floral designers have seen more table arrangements and bridesmaid bouquets than you can even imagine. Don’t order your flowers like you are at a drive-thru. Ask them for advice and listen to what they have to say (even if you decide to go in another direction).
Use images to communicate more than specifics.
It’s tempting to just point to a pretty picture and ask a florist to recreate the image. But you will probably…
This centerpiece is so easy to make and is perfect for a fresh, modern Spring wedding!
Total cost was less than $10.
-Wheatgrass plants (or you can plant the seeds and wait a few weeks for them to grow). We recommend 3 for a round table and 5 for a long rectangle table.
-parchment paper or freezer paper
-waxed twine (available at kitchen stores)
-chalkboard garden markers and chalk or a chalk pencil available at Terrain
1. Cut a square of parchment.
2. Wrap the bottom of the grass pots in the paper and tie with string.
3. Write the table number (or names if you want them to be…
Grey Flower Arrangement
This cool summer arrangement is super sweet for a modern summer wedding. Total cost including container is $30.
1 grower’s bunch of white lavender
1 grower’s bunch of dusty miller
1. Clip the flowers very short. You’ll want to test out a few stems because the desired length will vary with container size. We cut the lavender at the bottom of the blossom and cut the dusty miller so the stems were only about 2 inches.
2. Fill bowl with water.
3. Place half the bunch of dusty miller into the bowl. Repeat this stem, alternating varieties. Save out a few stems.
4. Place some longer lavender stems in random…
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.This floral centerpiece is lush, full and modern but budget friendly and easy to make. Tulips are available in the fall, winter, and spring. During summer, we recommend full, open roses. Total cost: $26.00
Vase (pictured $3 at Target)
20 stems of tulips ( aprox $20 from local market)
2 stems nerine lilies ( aprox $3.00 local market)
1. Condition flowers: Re-cut stems, place in a bucket of cold water overnight. Keep…
This centerpiece is full of drama and personality but couldn’t be simpler to make!
Total Cost: $15 – $20
-Vintage Saucers: We collected saucers at thrift shops and found a few on sale. They were easy to find for under $1 a piece. We used 12 saucers for a 6 foot long table.
-12 flower stems (for a 6 foot table)
Flowers that work well for this project:
Garden roses or very open roses
Steps:1. Clip off the stems so that the flower can sit flat.
2. Line up your saucers in the center of the table. Just eye what looks good to…
Large and elaborate centerpieces are certainly stunning. But sometimes that’s just not the look (or budget) you are aiming for. Here are some great examples of creating dynamic centerpieces for your reception tables.
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Pastel floral and succulent
Tall grass candle holder
Flowers in several vases
Green glass jars
Yellow and white
This centerpiece is charming and will last well beyond your wedding day. We potted seasonal blooming plants in an antique tureen (easily found at thrift shops).
Total cost: $25.00
Antique china bowl or tureen
blooming plants (3-4, depending on the size of your container)
1. Fill the bowl with gravel.
2. Put a small amount of soil in the bowl.
3. Take plants out of pots, loosen roots and plant together, adding extra soil if needed.
5. Cover with moss!
The gravel is very important so the plants can drain!
Any of the florists on mywedding!
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she is posting DIY projects that are easy to do while packing a big punch.
My love for succulents started a few years ago when I realized, after managing to drown several hundred dollars worth of houseplants, that my mother’s green thumb had skipped a generation. Fortunately, my local nursery turned me on to succulents which are beautiful, interesting, and most importantly, nearly impossible to kill.
Imagine my delight when I started seeing them become the new “it” plant to incorporate into bouquets, arrangements, and DIY-inspired potted plant place cards! Succulents provide the perfect juxtaposition to more delicate and frilly flowers, while still keeping the look feminine and summery. And for grooms looking for a less traditional boutonniere (but not willing to go the skull and crossbones route), succulents are a super cool alternative.
Centerpiece (top left):…
Planning a fall bridal shower? Why not skip the cheesy games and plan a hands-on activity for your guests instead? A terrarium-making shower is perfect for the bride with creative and crafty friends.
For an unexpected, seasonal look think “autumn” when gathering your terrarium supplies. In addition to the basics—charcoal, potting soil, and moss—set out loads of little fall goodies for your guests to put in their terrariums. Miniature pumpkins and squash, tiny pinecones, acorns, preserved leaves, and little bird’s nests all give off that cool-weather vibe. Visit a local plant nursery for a few recommendations on terrarium-friendly plants and use these as a base for your fall look. Expand on your theme with the decor using…
What to do when you have spent your entire wedding budget and have not yet even called a florist? Look for affordable DIY solutions! Here are a few little cuties that I found for those of you who are budget impaired or simply don’t want tons of fluffy flower centerpieces at your reception. I especially adore the wooden one for wintery weddings and the awesome concept of butcher paper with giant flowers (you could go with real ones or paper) scattered in the center.
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Butcher paper with giant flowers
Flowers in Antique Cans Purchase simple flowers and load them up in antique cans or bottles.
Tree Trunk Centerpiece Go to your local lumberyard or construction companies to see if…