Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tips from a florist to save on centerpieces...
Do you love those majestic centerpieces that you see in bridal
magazines - but you're on a strict budget? Don't worry here are
5 tips for you to have great centerpieces at low cost:
1) Don't specify your flowers - If you want 80 "Black baccara"
roses for your wedding we (as florists) have to place a 'special
order' with our wholesaler to ensure the flowers are available on
the day. These flowers have to be bought at the flower auction
regardless of price. - which is usually a more expensive way of
To save money instead of specifying a specific flower just give
your florist a theme (such as a Natural Spring theme) or color
scheme and ask her to buy the best value flowers on the day from
2) Choose Seasonal Flowers - if you want tulips in the autumn
expect to pay more than in the spring. See this page for seasonal
flower ideas http://www.wedding-flowers-guide.com/seasonal-wedding-flowers.html
Check out ebook "Create Your Own Wedding Flowers" has ideas for making
your own real flowers.
4) Floating Centerpieces - Floating centerpieces are a great way to
make an inexpensive centerpiece - and there are loads of options
open to you. You can float cymbidium orchids heads or rose heads,
floating candles or a combination of the two.
5) Forget Flowers Altogether - Although flowers are the most
popular type of centerpiece you don't have to use them. You could
use a decorated lantern or candelabra (or pretty candlestick
An artistically arranged bowl of fruit can serve as a great
centerpiece and there is the added advantage that there is no
wastage, as your guests can eat them!
For more great tips visit wedding-flowers-guide.com or if you need a helping hand, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Michelle C. Scanzano, Creator