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One of the most popular flowers for weddings and events is definitely daisies! These sweet and beautiful flowers have been loved since ancient times. (There have been daisies found in some of the Egyptian temple gardens dating back to 2200 BCE!)

 

The daisy is traditionally associated with childhood innocence, modesty, and gentleness, as well as with loyalty and everlasting love, making them especially suited to weddings. From Victorian days, young ladies often plucked daisy petals with the old  “he loves me, he loves me not” repetition to determine if their love was true. Apart from their romantic connotations, historically daisies have been practical too.They have been used to treat a wide list of ailments, from eye problems, to stomach ulcers, gout, fever and wounds.

 

Today daisies remain a much loved choice because they are beautiful as well as hearty. They come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and varieties, making them a very versatile choice —there is a perfect daisy for any event! They are also budget-friendly, which is an added bonus.

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Some of the most popular daisy choices include the larger and more well known chrysanthemum daisies. These come in a variety of lovely colors, from pure white to rich purple, soft lavender and fresh pinks. They mix beautifully with other blooms such as roses, hydrangeas or lilies.

 

 

 

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Gerbera daisies were discovered in South Africa in the late nineteenth century. They are a gorgeous choice for almost any event that has a slightly more modern or informal aspect. They come in a variety of vivid colors, such as deep orange, hot pink and bright yellow.

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Button daisies are a wonderful accent flower. They add a pop of color and texture to bridal bouquets or centerpieces, are sturdy and compact.

Daisies are perfect for outdoor events, such as summer picnics, rustic summer weddings, and can enhance even an elegant arrangement. They are perfect for boho chic events, or more relaxed “farmhouse” themes.

If you are crazy for daisies, you can’t go wrong! Whichever type or color of daisy you choose, your wedding or event will always be enhanced by these lovely blooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You don’t have to break the budget to have beautiful flowers for your wedding or event! Some of the most popular and beautiful choices are also some of the most inexpensive.

Read on to see our top picks for inexpensive, but totally gorgeous, flowers. These blooms could shine in any occasion, and can be used in bouquets as well as centerpieces. If you source them in season you can save even more, and especially if you use an online flower vendor (like BunchesDirect).

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Carnations

Carnations are so beautiful and yet are often undervalued for their ability to enhance a bouquet or table arrangement. We have no idea why! Their sweet ruffled petals add true elegance, while being long lasting and surprisingly hearty after cutting. They come in a myriad of wonderful colors that can coordinate with many themes and palettes.Their general hardiness also means they work well in DIY creations too, like pomander balls, garlands and floral accent walls.

Classic Pink Carnation Bouquet

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Alstroemeria

Alstreomeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, are one of the most delicate and lovely flower choices and yet are surprisingly affordable. Their sweet, heart-shaped petals add romance and delicacy to any bouquet or centerpiece. They come in several popular colors and have an interesting two-toned variation that adds depth and interest.

Hint of Pink Boutonniere

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath, or Gypsophilia, is a wonderfully airy and beautiful flower that can create amazing cloud-like effects for table and venue decorating as well as for bridal bouquets. Most people think of it in white, but it does also come in soft pink. It can be combined with other romantic flowers such as roses or lilies, but don’t overlook its impact when used all on its own.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

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Chrysanthemum

Many of us simply call them “mums,” to refer to these beautiful and generous blooms. Chrysanthemums come in rich colors and have a full, exotic appearance that can lend a lot of impact and texture to bouquets and arrangements. They can be combined with other flowers for an “elegant” presentation or kept minimal and vivid for a more rustic or informal event.

Cheerfully Divine Centerpiece

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Daisies

There is little else to match the lovely daisy for sweetness, innocence and cheerful beauty. Daisies have been a cherished flower for centuries and have long held romantic connotations. They are especially suited to informal events and outdoor venues, such as barn or beach, and to themes like boho chic or rustic. Use them in different colors to further enhance your decorating.

Daisy Day Bouquet

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Roses

Roses spell romance, elegance, and distinction. They are one of the most gorgeous flowers that work for any occasion, and if you purchase from a reputable online vendor (like BunchesDirect), roses are surprisingly affordable! Buy in bulk to save even more. Roses come in many shades and sizes and work with any wedding theme. They also pair beautifully with just about any other bloom. Dress them up or down depending on how formal is your event. You can never go wrong with roses!

Classy Rose Centerpiece BunchesDirect

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Gerbera Daisies

Cheery and bright gerbera daisies are great bang for buck! Their large size and textural quality create a lot of visual impact even if fewer blooms are used. They come in vivid and modern colors that are especially well suited to rustic weddings, boho chic themes, outdoor venues, or anything where a cheery and modern impact is needed. They also pair well with other flowers such as roses or carnations.

Simply Stunning Gerbera Bouquet

 

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Your tables are one of the key elements of your party or reception. Not only does their overall look make a big statement in your overall decorating scheme, but your guests will be spending a lot of time here. Making sure that your tables are pretty and coordinated will boost the look of your special event and enhance guest comfort. Your choice of centerpiece is the main focal point for your tables, so selecting the right arrangement will be one of your most important decor decisions. Here are some things to consider:

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Budget

Determine how much you want to spend overall, and bear this in mind when calculating the number of tables you have. Arriving at your budget per centerpiece will be a first step in your decision making. Some good budget-saving tips include using seasonal flowers, perhaps floating flowers in water, choosing flower types that are less pricey such as carnations or certain roses, and using a professional online vendor to eliminate the higher retail pricing found at traditional florists

 

 

 

Simple Charm by BunchesDirect

 

Guest Comfort

Keep in mind that your guests will be occupying the tables for sometimes hours at a time. Avoid choosing centerpieces that are too tall and full, as guests won’t be able to see or converse with each other. If any of your guests have allergies or sensitivities to scents, you may want to avoid high fragrance or high pollen flower choices, such as lilies. (Your professional floral consultant will be able to guide you.) If the venue is dimly lit, you may want to consider adding tea lights or other candles to your centerpiece arrangements to boost guest lighting.

 

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Table Shape and Size

Consider the basic dimensions of your tables when choosing the perfect centerpieces. Round tables will look wonderful when highlighted with one centerpeice in the center, while rectangular tables will be well complemented by a series of centerpieces placed at regular intervals. Whatever the shape, make sure that your centerpiece suits the table size. A tiny centerpiece will look lost on a large round table that seats 12, while a very large centerpiece will overwhelm a small round that seats 4-6 and occupy too much of the available space to allow for glassware and comfortable dining.

 

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Venue

Keep the overall venue in mind in your centerpiece selection. Is it a very formal and traditional hall, with lots of gold and glitter? In this case choosing a very rustic centerpiece, such as gerbera daisies, may look a bit out of place. Is it informal, modern, vivid, indoors, outdoors? All of these factors should be considered. If it is outdoors, for example, choose flowers that are a bit sturdier and can stand up to the elements more than a delicate choice might. You might also want to check with your venue to make sure that glass vases and candles are allowed as regulations may vary.

 

 

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Overall Color Palette and Theme

Your centerpieces should definitely complement your chosen color palette and overall decor theme for the wedding or event. Select flowers and containers that will coordinate with or best complement your color palette, to create a pleasing final look for your tables and venue. If it’s a golden anniversary party, for example, consider flowers in creams and golds, such as bronze fuji spider mums with cream roses, in keeping with the theme. Baby showers usually are well complemented by pastels, while a rocking modern dance party might do well with more vivid flower choices, such as hot pink carnations mixed with bright green button mums in sleek black vases.Browse through photos to gather your ideas!

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Have fun with your centerpiece choices! You can definitely use them to express your own style and decorating flair. They will be a key way to add visual impact to your event. BunchesDirect provides you with many choices in pre-made centerpieces, along with friendly consultants to guide your decision making. Simply trim the stems to fit your container, and you have instant magic for your tables. Best of luck with your planning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are in the midst of wedding planning, or know someone who is, like many of us you may be turning to the pages of your favorite celebrity or fashion magazine for inspiration. Celebrities often have huge budgets for their wedding or special event, in addition to the services of some of the top wedding planners and florists in the world. They spend a lot of time selecting the perfect bouquets to complete their ideal bridal look.

To help you in your own quest for the perfect bouquet, we’ve taken some of the most beautiful celebrity brides, and provided our “copycat” choices. These bridal bouquets are ready to order, farm fresh and very affordably priced! The best part? They could save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars! Check beneath each summary to see our bouquet picks.

Which one is your favorite?

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Drew Barrymore

Drew married Will Kopelman in an intimate ceremony at her home in June 2012. Drew’s beautiful bouquet featured lush peonies and garden roses in various shades of hot pink and pink. The end result was a charming and ‘fresh from the garden” look that perfectly complemented her sweet and simple ruffled gown. We loved it! (But too bad the marriage itself fizzled out in April 2016…)

Heavenly Harmony Bouquet

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Ivanka Trump

Ivanka’s uber-elegant 2009 wedding to Jared Kushner at Trump National Golf Club. The posh affair featured all white flowers by renowned event planner Preston Bailey. Her bouquet was a divine combination of delicate stephanotis and beautiful white roses. Read more about Preston Bailey wedding ideas and see our ‘copycat” pick below.

Pretty in White Bouquet

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly’s bouquet was the perfect complement to her gorgeous 2013 rustic wedding at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Sunflowers were the star of her country bouquet, complemented by heather, dusty miller and agapanthus. She has since given birth to two children and she and Brandon remain happily married.

Sunny Blue Bouquet

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Sofia Vergara

This feisty Colombian-American actress, best known for her hilarious role in Modern Family, proved to be a luxurious bride with a massive wedding budget. She married actor Joe Manganiello in an elegant and extravagant 2015 ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida. Her wedding flowers, designed by renowned floral artist Jeff Leatham  were absolutely stunning! To see more of them, read the Sofia Vergara blog. Her bouquet was made of dazzling all white Phalaenopsis orchids. Think orchids are too expensive for you? Check out copycat bouquet choice below and see even more the BunchesDirect site!

Button Love Bouquet

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Shenae Grimes

Shenae is best known for her work on Beverly Hills 90210. She married in 2013 at Boys Hall, in Ashford, Kent, looking dramatic and glam in a daring (and very beautiful) Vera Wang black gown. Shenae boosted the drama quotient even more by choosing elegant red roses for the main element in her bouquet.

Joyful Queen

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Carrie Underwood

American Idol provided us with another sweet celebrity bride, in the form of Carrie Underwood. Carrie married hockey star Mike Fisher in July 2010 (we can’t believe it was that long ago!) at the swanky Ritz-Carleton Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. Her wedding featured roses, roses and more roses: a rumored 3,000 of them, to be exact! Her dreamy bouquet included other blooms such as white, yellow and pale pink peonies, hydrangeas and dahlias.

Anything for You Bouquet

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese is a happy woman these days, following her marriage to Jim Toth at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, Califonia in 2011. The couple have since welcomed a son together in 2012. Reese shone on her wedding day in a custom  Monique Lhuillier blush gown, perfectly complemented by this elegant bouquet of Patience roses. Find out how to make a Reese Witherspoon bouquet and see our pre-made pick below.

Classic White Rose Bouquet