Budget is a huge consideration when planning your big day and your wedding florals are a significant portion of that budget. Your wedding flowers will be one of the most photographed details of your wedding so it’s understandable why you want to spend the time and money. However, with a little creativity you can achieve an exquisite floral look without breaking the bank.
1. Go Green
Consider using more greenery than flowers in your centerpieces. Using flowers as accent pieces in your centerpieces rather than as the main focus allows you to incorporate your favorite florals in a budget-friendly way. Succulents are another way to add a trendy green vibe – use them in centerpieces, wedding bouquets, or boutonnieres!
2. Use Substitutes
Many times, you can swap one type of flower for another less expensive flower. For example, swap calla lilies for tulips, which are similar in shape. If you love the style of orchids, switch cymbidium orchids out for less expensive dendrobium orchids. Lavender and daffodil are also excellent substitutes.
3. Kissing Ball Pomanders
Wood curl kissing ball pomanders add instant color and texture to your wedding style without breaking the bank. Pomanders are especially versatile – use them to adorn pews, as bouquets, or as centerpieces. You can also combine them with fresh flowers or crystal elements for a dramatic reception decor look.
4. Silk Flowers
Sometimes you may come across a gorgeous floral arrangement and find yourself asking if the flowers are real or fake. Silk flowers are extremely convenient because they don’t wilt or require water, are lightweight and thus easier to handle and transport, and are durable in any setting. They’re also just as gorgeous as the real thing!
Remember, it’s possible to have the wedding of your dreams on a budget with a little creativity and planning! Scour our Pinterest board for more ideas!
In the United States, close to 200 million roses will be sold for Valentines Day. The hopelessly romantic team at Koyal Wholesale, the world’s largest wedding supplies company, knows a thing or two about getting flowers. But we were impressed by the creative folks at Frugal Dad, who have put together these incredible tips to buying and giving flowers. As they describe, “For those of us who need to know how to make our floral gifts more meaningful and surprising, this latest infographic serves as a guide.”
Here is a simple way to dress up your florals using diamond rhinestone ribbon by Koyal Wholesale. The ribbon comes in 11 colors, so you can find one to match your event’s color scheme.
You will need: Long stem flowers, short stem flowers, diamond rhinestone ribbon, scissors, double stick tape and a short rectangular vase.
- Cut small strips of diamond rhinestone ribbon, approximately 6 rhinestones in width and 3-4″ in length, depending on how many stems you wish to wrap together.
- Take long-stem flowers, such as calla lilies or even long stem roses, gather the stems and wrap the rhinestone ribbon around them, securing with a piece of double stick tape. Do this in several locations through out the stem.
- Lay the long stem flowers across the top of the rectangular vase.
- Place the short stem flowers along the sides of the vase, in the empty space, filling up the space. For more secure florals, use floral foam.
For more great ideas and DIY projects, visit us at www.koyalwholesale.com. Thank you to Accent Decor for this arrangement.
Flowers, with their incredible color and inspiring fragrance are often incorporated into weddings – centerpieces, bouquets, corsages and so on. Inspired by this gorgeous purple African daisy, here are some wonderful quotes on flowers that you can incorporate into your wedding toasts and vows.
- When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. — Chinese Proverb
- The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends. — Persian Proverb
- Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands. — Japanese Proverb
- The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. — Chinese proverb
- All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. — Indian Proverb
- Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. — Chinese proverb
- Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
- Where flowers bloom so does hope. — Lady Bird Johnson
- I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. — Edna St. Vincent Millay
- Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun. — Kahlil Gibran
- Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers also feed the soul. — The Koran
Looking for ways to trim your budget? Start with your wedding flowers. Mention the word “wedding” and florals can double in price. Avoid sticker shock by sticking to some easy guidelines. Whether you’re a DIY bride or having a florist plan your centerpieces, stick to these ideas and you can save major bucks on your floral arrangements. Keep in mind, table numbers can be spray painted or stenciled on to every type of vase. Floral arrangements don’t have to be as large if you distract the eye with funky table numbers or candles!
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1. Mix and match costs. If you’re stuck on having expensive flowers, try off-setting the cost with affordable vases and table number signs. Try using milk bottles, Galvanized Buckets, watering cans or Mismatched Vases for a unique affordable look.
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2. A big fan of peonies or hydrangeas? Use pricier flowers as “focal” flowers instead of full blooms. By using a few as accent pieces you can make one bouquet of peonies work for multiple tables. If you don’t want o have a lot of filler, try having a few blooms of your favorite flower in a larger vase. Accent with floating candles or Floralytes and water pearls. The display will be simple and dramatic without having a full bloom.
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3. Don’t be afraid of filler. Queen’s Anne, Baby’s Breath and greenery are all ways to fill your bouquets without breaking the bank. All three are great for looks and won’t hurt your bottom line. Consider adding Acrylic Beaded Accents to your arrangements to make them unique without extra filler.
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4. Think sustainability. As we’ve previously blogged about, planted centerpieces are a great way to avoid extra costs. You can plant them in Colorful Baskets, Small Vases or Wood Boxes depending on your decor and colors. Grass is making a popular eco-friendly centerpiece comeback, along with herbs. A benefit of herbs? They smell lovely in your bouquet and floral arrangements. Ask your florist if she can incorporate Lavender into your bouquet for a fresh smell down the aisle. Then you can easily plant Lavender centerpieces for an affordable take home gift. Tag the bottom of the centerpiece with a number and then have guests check under their plate for who gets to take the flowers home!
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5. Nix the flowers. I know it seems absolutely sacrilegious to not have flower centerpieces but they can be a heavy expense. Consider instead, having artificial silk flowers. Today it’s easy to find bouquets that look like real flowers but you can incorporate into your home decor afterwards. You won’t have to dry them and keep them pristine because artificial flowers are sturdier and last longer than a day.
Rhinestone Bouquet Accents from ProjectWedding.com
You spend a lot of money on them and you carry them around all day, so why not make them sparkle? I love the idea of customizing your bouquet with a rhinestone or ribbon wrap. There’s no reason to stick with boring twine or wire when you can create a feminine look in just three easy steps.
Diamond Rhinestone Wrap, Family Heirlooms, Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Ribbon, Hand Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Pearl Wrap, Antique Lace, Burlap and any other coordinating fabric
1. Prep your wedding flowers. Remove any thorns or unwanted leaves. Cut your stems at an angle roughly 2 inches from the bottom. Keep in mind you can make your bouquet stems any length you desire but keep the stems long while you work and clip them short afterwards.
Once you’ve trimmed your flowers, arrange them to your liking. Work from the inside out to create a round dome shape using taller stems in the middle. There are many different bouquet styles so research which you prefer ahead of time or you’ll be working off the cuff.
2. Secure the stems. Using floral tape, wrap the stems tightly stopping about two inches before the end of your desired length. If you’re using loose flowers you might consider using green floral wire to secure sections towards the top of the stems, this will help create more support for the neck of the flowers.
3. Wrapping your wedding bouquet. At this point you have the option to cut your stems to your desired length. If you’re wrapping the bottom of the bouquet then you’ll have to cut off your ends. If you’re unsure your desired length you can start wrapping before cutting.
For diamond wrap measure your bouquet without any overlap to create a secure wrap. If you’re using rhinestone adhesive sheets you can cut your strips accordingly and they will adhere to the floral tape securely. If you prefer the diamond rhinestone wrap I recommend using a heavy duty adhesive to adhere the wrap to the floral tape. Cut strips to wrap one time only, as wrapping at an angle will create a raised overlap.
If you prefer ribbon cut your ribbon strips three times the length of your desired stems. Starting at the top tuck the ribbon inside your stems and wrap downwards. When you’ve completed your look you can either tuck the ribbon inside the bottom wrap and secure with a pin or run the ribbon lengthwise up the stems. Secure using pearl & rhinestone bouquet pins or with a small dab of glue.
Beautiful Heirloom Bouquet from thebridalgardenbylindi.blogspot.com
To use an family heirloom accent piece simple wrap the chain or necklace around the top of the bouquet. Secure using a bouquet pin. If you’re using a broach, use fabric or a handkerchief as an underlay. Fold the handkerchief or fabric into a strip width wise and secure using fabric glue. If the item has meaning and you want to avoid ruining it, use ribbon or a lace strip.
Personally, I love the idea of wrapping bouquet stems with ribbon and attaching a family heirloom. This is a great way to tie together something old and something new. If you’re using a family heirloom consider having your photographer take some accent shots of it so that you can frame them and gift them to your grandmother or mother as a thank you for her contribution to your beautiful wedding bouquet.
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Tissue Paper Fairy Flower Balls DIY Kits are the latest best selling special event supply to be offered by Koyal Wholesale (http://www.koyalwholesale.com). These 14″ flower balls, also known as fairy balls, instantly add a burst of color and whimsy to your special event. Offered in over 30 vibrant colors, these stylish flower poms poms are perfect for for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, and even as room decor. Ultra lightweight, our bulk Fairy Flower Balls can easily be hung from ceilings, patios, walls and even trees.
DIY Tissue Paper Flower Pom Poms Tutorial. Follow these steps to create your own magical flower ball pom poms using Koyal Wholesale’s Fairy Balls DIY Kit.
- Your DIY Fairy Balls kit includes 2 sets of pre-cut tissue paper and floral wire.
- Accordion style fold the paper. Crease with each fold.
- Gather the folded tissue paper and bend in center.
- Fold floral wire in half, and slip wire over center of folded tissue; twist tightly. Tie ribbon or wire for hanging, if desired.
- Separate each layer, pulling away from the center.
- For best results, pull away layers from the top and bottom of one side before moving on to the next side.
- The end result is a fully fluffed Tissue Paper Fairy Ball! Hang with ribbon or fishing wire (monofilament).
Looking to save on centerpiece costs? We don’t blame you. With wedding costs overall skyrocketing, most brides agree that it’s better to save where they can – on floral decorations, centerpieces and so on – so that they can splurge on the things that are really important to them, like the dress.
So, we’ve come up with three really easy-to-do centerpiece projects which will have you producing professional-looking decorative displays in no time at all. Better still, they all use products that you can find right here.
Idea # 1: Elegant Floral Centerpiece
Image from Style Me Pretty
This is one of the most classic kinds of centerpiece displays, using a combination of flowers and candles. You need three Cylindrical Vases, preferably of different heights, which you simply fill with water and Rose Petals or other small blooms, with Floating Candles on top. For even more atmospheric candlelight, add Clear Glass Votive Holders all around the main cluster of vases.
Idea #2: Ultra-Modern Natural Centerpiece
Image from Style Me Pretty
One of the easiest and most elegant centerpieces to create, this arrangement is simple but very stylish. For this, you simply need table runners to demarcate a space in the center of the table (bright colors work best!), upon which you arrange Manzanita Branches, dotted with Ball Candles.
Idea #3: Whimsical Bright Centerpiece
Image from Style Me Pretty
This display requires a few more elements, but is still relatively easy to put together. For the central arrangement, make paper windmills using colorful card and wooden dowels, then group together in a classic cream Urn Glass Vase. For the flowers, spray paint miniature flowerpots in the same cream color and fill with single roses. You could add in the same Clear Glass Votive Holders here for even more detail.
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It’s official – Twilight star Nikki Reed and raspy-voiced singer Paul McDonald are engaged! Starlet Reed, who confirmed the news this weekend, says that McDonald, a top ten finalist on American Idol, is definitely ‘the One’. “I’ve never met anyone like him,” she told reporters, dismissing claims that their relationship has moved too fast. Well, when you know, you know, right? What we really want to know is, will the groom wear one of his famous floral suits for the wedding?? We’re rooting for the white one with the red roses on it – so original. In fact, we think the whole wedding should be planned around it. We’re envisioning the bride and groom standing in front on a curtain of Rose Theme Beaded Panels, with hundreds of gorgeous Red Kissing Ball Pomanders hanging all around. Wouldn’t it just be the ultimate in romantic settings?