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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Posted by Alexandra on Oct 02, 2013

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Gorgeous wedding flowers don’t have to come with an over-the-top price tag. Here are five tips to keep in mind as you work with your florist to create stunning floral arrangements for less.

1. Prioritize - Determine which aspects of your floral decor are most important to you and allocate your funds accordingly. You may have your heart set on a more elaborate bride bouquet but not be as particular about your aisle markers, for example.

2. Stay in Season - Importing out-of-season blooms can get pretty pricey. If you’re tying the knot in October, dahlias and mums are going to be far more budget-friendly than say, tulips or peonies. Opt for locally grown, in-season blooms to keep costs at bay.

3. Supplement with Unique Accents - Mixing in creative, non-floral materials is a cost effective way to add volume, texture and dimension to your arrangements. Popular choices include cotton, feathers, berries, wheat, paper flowers, curly willow, pinecones and moss.

4. Use Greenery Greens like ferns, ivy, herbs and ornamental grasses are perfect for filling out floral arrangements without breaking the bank. Top picks include banana leaves, eucalyptus, dusty miller, lambs ear, sword fern and lily grass.

5. Multi-Purpose - Plan arrangements that can easily be used at both your ceremony and your reception, even if they are taking place in separate venues. You might have two large arrangements placed atop pillars near the altar at the ceremony and then transported to a welcome table or place card table for the reception, for example.

 

 

Top 10 Unique Wedding Decor Ideas

Posted by Alexandra on Aug 26, 2013

Whether it’s putting a fresh spin on the little details or incorporating bold statement pieces, putting a little extra thought and creativity into your wedding decor will go a long way in making your special day yours. Here are our top ten unique ideas to inspire your wedding decor:

1. Outdoor Ceremony Entrance

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Red, White and Blue Bouquet Inspiration

Posted by Alexandra on Jul 02, 2013

Today we’re continuing the patriotic spirit with a round up of  red, white and blue bouquets. Take a look at some of our favorites!

Red

Nothing says glamour and romance like a pop of red-hot blooms. This warm, cheerful hue works well for any season.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Photo Love, Angel Canary Photography, Absolutely Events, Under Grace Photo

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Stunning Centerpieces for Any Wedding Style

Posted by Alexandra on May 08, 2013

The perfect centerpieces go a long way in bringing together the overall style and feel of your big day. Here are some of our favorite looks for any wedding style.

Classic – We love these elegant arrangements of whites, creams and spring greens. Tea roses, hydrangeas and hyacinths are perfect choices for a timeless, sophisticated look. We also think that repurposing your bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets as centerpieces (as shown in the photo below, left) can be a nice money-saving idea.

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Flower design by (from left): Sophisticated Floral Design, Stems
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Bridal Bouquets for Any Wedding Style

Posted by Alexandra on May 06, 2013

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Clockwise from top left: Jessika Feltz Photography, Evin Photography, Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography, Lisa Dolan Photography

Even though the weather at WeddingWire HQ seems to think otherwise, we consider May the month of sunshine and flowers in bloom. This week, we’ll be sharing lots of floral arrangements to inspire you. We’re kicking off the week with bridal bouquets. Think of your bouquet as your main accessory for your wedding day – and like any accessory, you want to make sure it fits with your wedding’s theme and feel. Check out some of our favorites to help get you started:

Classic – For a formal wedding, go for a highly structured bouquet with a cohesive color scheme. Solid white arrangements or palettes of soft pinks and pale yellows are traditional and oh-so elegant. Opt for timeless blooms like roses, lilies, peonies or hydrangeas and tie together with a satin ribbon or monogrammed handkerchief. 

Romantic Whimsical – Channel that dreamy romantic side with a sweet, fluttery bouquet. Go with soft tones like light pink, peach, lavender, pale green, periwinkle and buttery yellow. Create a loose arrangement of delicate blooms like orchids, ranunculus, primroses, anemones, fluffy peonies or, of course, romantic roses. Accent with sprays of Lilly of the Valley or dusty miller leaves.

Rustic – For the perfect countryside wedding bouquet, focus on texture. Mix earth tones with vibrant pops of color and incorporate intriguing organic accents like succulents, scabiosa pods, lotus pods, thistle or billy balls. Mums, dahlias and hydrangeas are popular choices for the base flower, while wildflowers like daisies, asters or irises and shoots of delphinium or lavender make wonderful accents. Wrap the bouquet in burlap, twine or birch for the perfect rustic look.

Glamorous – Make a statement on your big day with a grand, dramatic bouquet. An overflowing arrangement of monochromatic blooms accented with jewels, pearls, or feathers will do the trick. Long, cascading bouquets can be the perfect option for the bride who wants to incorporate a hint of glam without overdoing it.

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