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Flowers Made Easy

September 15, 2009

By Bethany

lilacs

Everyone wants beautiful floral displays for their wedding, but arrangements can get extremely expensive.  Cutting down on what is spent on flowers is a great way to stay within your budget.  It takes a little extra time and effort to do-it-yourself, but is well worth it in the end.

First, look for flowers that are in season and are a native flower to the area where the wedding will take place.  For example, a good flower to use for a wedding in Hawaii is Hibiscus.  For a spring wedding in Upstate New York, use Lilacs or Sunflowers for a fall or summer wedding.  Next, find a place where you can buy your flowers in bulk, like at a big box store such as BJ’s or Costco.  Once you have decided on the type of flowers you will use, it is time to think of how you want them displayed.  There are a variety of inexpensive containers or vases to choose from.  Create an elegant display with square vases in all different sizes and heights.  Bunch a handful of one type of flower in the short vases and then place a single flower in the taller vases.  Using various heights creates dimension and interest to the display.  For a wedding that has a theme try using containers that reflect that style you are going for.  If the wedding is taking place on a farm you could use metal buckets for the flowers.  For an antique touch, find old glass containers in all shapes and sizes as your vases.

Whatever look you decide to go with, it can be inexpensive and fun to cerate your own floral displays!  You can even add ribbons, lace trims, or decorations to the vases.

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