The U.S. florist industry brings in a whopping $7 billion annually! Where is this money coming from? Let’s face it. People spend a lot of money on their weddings, and even the most affordable wedding flowers will account for some of that expense. If you are going to go all out (but want to do it for less!), one of the best ways to do so is by getting creative when it comes to your wedding decorations, bouquet, or centerpieces. What are some of the most striking ways use flowers at your wedding?
Sprinkle The Bubbly With Rose Petals
“Add a little extra pizzazz to toast time by floating rose petals in the bubbly. (Yes, they’re edible!) Fresh roses come in a rainbow of shades, so you can match the garnish to your cocktail’s hue,” Brides magazine recommends. Do you need help deciding on a palette? Keep in mind that different colors have different meanings and connotations. Red, for example, often symbolizes deep love, white indicates purity, and yellow may symbolize friendship or sometimes even dejection — so you may want to stay away from that color!
Want Unforgettable Wedding Table Flowers? Choose Unexpected Vases
The best online florists remind customers that the appeal of spring wedding flowers and discount wedding flowers is, in part, how you display them. Don’t forget that! If you want your wedding to be truly unique, consider mixing things up by arranging flower centerpieces in large wine glasses, choosing vases of all different styles and sizes, but of the same color (that will help give the decorations a unified look), or dressing up country and/or rustic weddings with flower arrangements in mason jars or even tin cans.
Some brides, online florists reveal, are truly departing from the norm by choosing bouquets that are completely green. If you’d like to do the same, experts suggest experimenting with different textures, like leaves, seedlings, and foliage. Keep the whole wedding green — using different shades for variety — or pair green bouquets and green floral decorations with pink, neutral, or light blue accents.
There are 90,427 Americans working for florists. If you don’t know how to make your wedding different, ask! To get started, consider keeping bouquets all green, use flowers as an embellishment for drinks and plates, and carefully consider vases that will stand out from the rest.