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You don’t have to stick to the same tried and true ways to decorate your wedding or event! Buy bulk flowers or bouquets of choice, and get creative. We’ve gathered some wonderful ways for you to make DIY creations that are sure to make your decorating stand out!

1. Aisle Garden

Buy bulk flowers and make a DIY wedding aisle garden, This is so easy, and so cute! Wrap stems to wire stakes using green floral tape and accent your wedding aisle or any area of your event venue.

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2. Fabulous Floats

Don’t overlook a swimming pool, pond or other water feature at your event venue as a great location to add some major “wow” factor. It’s easy to make your own pomanders, or kissing balls, using bulk flowers (click to read how). Choose hardy flowers such as carnations, gerberas, or chrysanthemum daisies for great results. Use floral pins to hold them (glue might dissolve in the water) to styrofoam balls from a craft store.

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3. Table Garland

Instead of one centerpiece in the middle, decorate your tables, either indoor or outdoor, with ease using DIY garlands with bulk flowers. Keep the garlands unstructured to make things easy. There is no “right” or “wrong” look for this—just go with whatever you love! Choose some greens, such as seeded eucalyptus. and your favorite flowers, such as roses, ranuculus, sprigs of baby’s breath, or peonies, and get creative. Use green floral wire to hold your masterpiece together.

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4. Floral Monograms

This is a lovely idea for a wedding! Choose either the first initials of the bride and groom, or the initial of your new last name. You can either buy a letter form at a craft store, or stencil on and cut out your own from sturdy, thick card stock or corrugated plastic from your home supply store. Buy fresh bulk flowers and floral adhesive glue to attach the flower heads to the letter shapes for a truly buzz-worthy addition to your wedding style. Try carnations, or football chyrsanthemums for a budget-friendly and sturdy option.

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5. Candlestick Pomanders

Here is another great use for some DIY pomanders! Choose your bulk flowers to coordinate with your event colors, such as these dramatic hot pink carnations. See idea number two for the instructional link and make the pomanders. Set them on assorted candlesticks for a truly unique look.

Photo from styleandthebride.co.uk

6. Roses on Napkins

Even a single flower creates a lot of impact and visual style when used to embellish place settings. Order your bulk flower of choice, like these elegant pink roses, and the rest is easy! You could also tuck the roses (with stems) into folded napkins or lay them across the menu cards. For even more savings buy roses by the box (available at BunchesDirect).

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7. Upcycled Tin Cans

Who knew tin cans could make such fabulous flower containers? Clean cans well and make sure there are no rough edges. Wrap cans with fabric, craft or gift paper, wallpaper pieces, or fancy napkins and secure with a lacquer from the craft store. Buy small pre-made bouquets or bulk flowers and arrange in the cans using some floral foam to keep things hydrated. Sweet bouquet choices: Pure Expression or Spotlight.

Spotlight bouquet BunchesDirect

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8. Cake Stand Centerpieces

Get creative! Use a cake stand like this one (you can check discount stores), some floral adhesive glue and your chosen bulk flowers to make some very “out of the box” centerpieces for your wedding or event, or to accent a buffet or display table. Floral adhesive glue is perfect as it provides a waterproof bond to foam, ceramics, glass and plastic and does not brown the flowers.Buy bulk flowers from a reputable vendor so that they are sturdy and fresh. Flowers such as chrysanthemums, carnations, and hydrangeas are good for these because they provide a compact blossom backdrop. You can then add more delicate flowers on top, such as pretty spray roses. Very unique!

 

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Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

One of the most elaborate weddings of 2015 just took place in Florida, with the amazing, over-the-top nuptials of Sophia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. Sofia and Joe are both stars of TV and film, with Sofia best known for her hilarious role on Modern Family, and Joe known for his roles in True Blood and the Magic Mike movies. The pair married at the luxurious hotel The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

Sofia wore a custom gown by Zuhair Murad and was walked down the aisle by her 22-year-old son Manolo. Her stunning bridal bouquet boasted gorgeous fresh white orchids. (She even had a custom lipstick shade created by CoverGirl, just for her wedding!) Guests included a variety of Hollywood A-listers, such as Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Hyland and her other Modern Family co-stars, to name but a few. Florida-loving Pitbull even showed up to lead some exciting performances at the reception.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

We were absolutely drooling over the wedding flowers! Talk about spectacular! Flowers, flowers and more flowers—this was definitely our kind of wedding. Sofia spared no expense and had some amazing floral masterpieces created for her special day. The couple worked with (who else) one of our fave floral designers, Jeff Leatham, and spent time in advance going over the various selections. Top celeb event planner Mindy Weiss (another of our faves) assisted with the plans. The ceremony venue was an absolute wonderland, boasting hanging garlands of orchids. The aisle was bordered by masses of white roses— and it was rumored that it took the floral team 18 hours just to set it all up!

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

The massive, five-tiered wedding cake featured, you guessed it, more fresh flowers! It was an elaborate quilted design, by renowned cake designer Sylvia Weinstock.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

The reception tables featured a border of yet MORE gorgeous fresh flowers! You can never go wrong by buying flowers in bulk and dressing your event tables or the border of the dance floor with them, for added drama.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

Their dessert boasted a signature sundae with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream with marinated berries and gold drenched dark chocolate fluted cups served with tons of toppings including candy hearts marked “Joe Loves Sofia. The first dance between the couple showed how romantic and in love they seem.

Photo from Reese Witherspoon Instagram

Sofia later shared more details about her “fairytale” day with talk show host Ellen Degeneres. She also didn’t waste time giving Ellen grief for not being there. http://ellentube.com/videos/0-j0y6qqyv/

We may not have even close to Sofia and Joe’s budget, BUT, if you loved their flowers, here are a few lower-cost options you can source. When you buy direct, and buy online, you can save big but still enjoy a high-end look. All of these are available at BunchesDirect. Good luck with your own planning!

Near the Sea Bridal Bouquet

 

Button Love Bridal Bouquet

Box of 100 White Roses

 

White Cymbidium Orchids

Red Mokara Orchids

 

Lavender Roses

 

 

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If you’ve selected red bridesmaid dresses, you are not afraid to make a glorious statement. Red bridesmaid dresses provide a rich hit of color to any wedding party. They are especially gorgeous for a fall or winter event, but can work beautifully in any season.  These saturated hues can work with a variety of complexions and hair shades— just adjust the shade of red accordingly—and they will always help set off the bride due to the high contrast with her traditionally pale gown. Select the perfect bridal bouquets to complement this rich color of dress and you are sure to create a truly stunning presentation.

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Neutral

You cannot go wrong with a choice of white or cream wedding flowers. The high contrast will set off the red dresses and is an especially lovely choice for a Christmas wedding. For added interest, you could also select a red bouquet for the bride to help set her apart and to continue the matched “red and white” theme. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Classic White Carnation, Pretty in White, or Vintage White would be beautiful choices!

Pretty in White

Classic White Carnation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage White

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Matched

Create a rich, dramatic effect by layering red on red. Choose all-red bouquets or red bouquets with small elements of white to add beautiful saturated color to your overall wedding scheme. BunchesDirect bridal bouquet picks: Crimson Dream, or Romantic Red.

Romantic Red

Crimson Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bold

If you are not afraid of colour, go vivid and bold by choosing bridal bouquets in shades of red and orange. This unexpected choice creates impact and warmth and can work especially well for summer weddings. BunchesDirect bouquet selections: Romantic Rush or Calla Lily Delight would provide beautiful richness to your palette.

Romantic Rush

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Romantic

Choose bouquets that mix romantic and unexpected combinations of red and pink, to add a sweet, feminine vibe to your wedding palette. Forever Connecting by BunchesDirect s a stunning selection sure to give your wedding that pretty “wow” factor.

Forever Connecting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hits of Sunshine

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Choosing bridal bouquets containing red and yellow flowers will add brightness to the color scheme, and provide a sophisticated and slightly less conventional take on things. This is a wonderful choice for a spring or summer event. Lasting Love from BunchesDirect would be a perfect choice!

Lasting Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep It Simple. Buying bulk flowers online can save you big bucks, so consider online vendors such as BunchesDirect who can also ensure freshness and quality. Stretch your decorating dollars even more by using only a few blooms per vase or container, and create decorative touches that are beautiful as well as economical.

Photo by Catherine Gratwicke

 

For example, a single rose placed on top of a candlestick holder is an unexpected way to create visual impact for less.

Rummage in your grandmother’s cupboards, ask to borrow from friends and family, scour garage and vintage sales, and visit second hand stores for different candlestick holders, or use antique teacups for another creative display option for roses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bigger is Better. Choose blooms that are larger, such as bright and cheery gerbera daisies, and only a few will go a long way.

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These yellow chrysanthemums are very inexpensive, and look wonderful in a series of small and simple vases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Things Down. Water is your budget-saving friend. Submerging or floating a few blooms in water lets you use fewer blooms without sacrificing any style points. Water and flowers are a wonderful combination of elements from nature that will dress your tables beautifully, at low cost.

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Shown here, pink and cream roses with some bear grass create beautiful low-budget centerpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submerging the blooms entirely is another way to create big style. The water magnifies the shape and color of the flower and stem, essentially increasing their visual impact and interest. Add some floating candles for some additional gleam. Lighting up your submerged flower arrangements provides even more drama.Making your own submerged flower arrangements is quite easy!

Click to watch how to make your own.

 

 

The elegant, trumpet-like shape and vivid color of these orange calla lilies is a perfect choice for this submerged arrangement.

Choosing seasonal flowers is another way to save money as the prices may be lower. Ask your floral consultant for advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consider Baby’s Breath. Baby’s breath, or gypsophilia, is a perfect choice for budget-conscious brides, as well as any bride who values decor that is feminine and romantic. This delicate, airy beauty can be used in so many ways, from aisle decor, centerpieces, event decor, floral crowns, to entire bridal bouquets. A few bunches go a long way due to their size and color, and it is very inexpensive. It’s always a gorgeous choice!

Photo from weddngbells.ca

Check our Pinterest Page to see more amazing ways to use Baby’s Breath at your wedding or event. Consider it for your bridal bouquets for a coordinating look at low prices.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

You can also save money on your wedding flowers by moving them from ceremony to reception. Check out our blog on How To Re-Use your Wedding Flowers for even more budget saving tips!