Save Money Doing Your Own Wedding Flowers

A wedding takes an enormous amount of time and money. From the hall to the dress, the flowers, the cake, invitations, food etc., it is wise to save where you can. You may not want to cut corners with your dress but you can save a lot of money doing your own flowers. A florist needs to make money and in order for them to this they need to spike up cost tremendously. What you are paying for is not only the flowers but you are paying for the cost of the flowers, vases and containers (which they buy wholesale and mark up 50% to 75%), the salaries of the people making the arrangements, paying for the driver and gas …

Don’t Know What Wedding Flowers To Choose? Here Are Some Tips

Flowers, herbs and spices have long been used as a symbol to unite and protect a new union. Garlic and onions were thought to protect newlyweds from evil and were often included as an integral part of the ceremony. White garlands were worn to show innocence and chastity but the language of flowers didn’t arrive to Europe until the early 1700s. The universal flower for weddings is most definitely the rose. White or red are the most common. It was proclaimed by Venus, the Roman goddess of love, that the red rose was the most beautiful of all flowers. So it came to be that the red rose represented true love. When you are choosing the flowers for your wedding …

How To Make A Hand Tied Wedding Bouquet

A natural hand tied bouquet is very popular. This type of bouquet is made by holding the flower and foliage stems in one hand and adding the other stems around in a spiral fashion. The stems are criss crossed at the one point and bound in position with string. A ribbon bow with long tails completes the bouquet. One of the advantages is this type of bouquet can be made the day before hand and the flower stems placed in a container of water. The same type of flowers can be used together such as roses or a variety of different flowers. If desired, leaves or pieces of foliage such can be placed around the edges. MATERIALS Choose suitable materials …

Silk Or Real? Your Wedding Flower Questions Put To Rest — At Last

Silk or real; what’s a bride to do? For many brides, the question is really perplexing — especially for those who want to mix a dash of “Do-It-Yourself” into their wedding flower preparations. Obviously, silk comes with some advantages — it’s tough and shelf stable, and the petals won’t come off at the worst possible moment. On the other hand, silk flowers don’t always look real, and they aren’t always a bargain, either. The fact is, the silk versus real dilemma is more confusing than ever, thanks in part due to the increasing sophistication — and accompanying cost — of silk and latex flowers. To navigate this new terrain, we interviewed Paul Ajao, a professional florist and cofounder of Pure …