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Everyone wants their wedding or event to be memorable and special. Flowers are a perfect way to add unique touches that will truly take your event to the next level! Most people think of the customary flower centerpieces for the tables, bouquets for the attendants, and perhaps some added vases of flowers for a welcome table or the buffet.

Don’t stop there! We’ve gathered some remarkable ways to use flowers in more unexpected places to give you big impact. Adding a few of these flower details is sure to take your event way above the ordinary.

1. Frame a Doorway. If you are marrying in a church, adding fresh flowers above the church doors is a beautiful touch that will personalize the venue and truly set your day apart from the rest. You could also add flowers above the entrance to the reception hall or other venue. They provide a gorgeous frame to make a lasting first impression!

Photo from Paul Underhill Documentary Wedding

2. Flowers along the Aisle. Don’t just tie small sprigs to the chairs, adding flowers all along the edges of the wedding aisle will create a very lush and memorable frame for the bride and her wedding party.

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3. Garlands for the Tables. We have all seen vases or containers of flowers dotting the tables, but for even more “next level” impact, you can create DIY garlands with bulk flowers to create a big visual impact. Use a reputable online vendor like BunchesDirect for big savings.

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4. Creating an Entrance for the Bride. Use flowers to frame an old doorway, archway or another landmark item to create a memorable “grand entrance” for a bride or the most important person at the event.

Photo from John Schnack Photography

5. Guest flowers. A thoughtful touch that will make your guest feel welcome, special and part of your day: Have a selection of beautiful fresh flowers available so they can add one to their outfit and join in your celebration.

Photo from Mon Cheri

6. Signs. Include a special quote, a welcome messages, directions to the bar, or guest seating charts on a pretty sign. The possibilities are endless, but ALL of them are better with fresh flowers!

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7. Look Up:  Don’t forget the ceiling in the reception venue. Hang fresh flowers on fishing twine or pretty ribbons and your guests will be buzzing! This is a unique and truly gorgeous addition to any space. Order bulk flowers online and you can actually do this, even if it’s on a smaller scale.

Photo from Elizabeth Lloyd

8. Bride and Groom Chairs. Don’t forget to adorn the special places where the married couple will enjoy their first meal.

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9. Place Settings. Setting fresh flowers at each guest’s place is a very elegant touch and the perfect way to make each guest feel very special. Flowers at each place also provide extra touches of your wedding or event colors at what could otherwise be a bland spot.

 

 

 

 

 

Let your own imagination go! If you have any extra ideas, we would love to hear them! Feel free to send a note to [email protected] Happy Wedding Planning!

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When it comes time to seat your guests at your wedding or event, you want to keep things clear to avoid confusion or mismatched placements. (Heaven help us if great aunt Gertrude ended up seated next to her cousin Harry that she has detested since fifth grade) The solution of course is providing tasteful escort cards, but why settle for plain and boring? Your escort or place cards are a perfect way to add some creative flair and beauty to your event, and there is no better way to accomplish both than by using flowers. (Everything is better with flowers, of course!)

Here are some creative and easy ideas for using fresh flowers as part of your escort cards. Most are very DIY friendly! Be sure to order your bulk flowers from a reputable online vendor such as BunchesDirect and save even more.

photo from projectweddings.com

DIY Floral Wreaths

What a sweet way to show your guests to their chairs! These adorable miniature wreaths also make wonderful keepsakes for the guests to take home. Choose small grapevine or foam wreaths from your craft store. You will also need floral tape, glue and the fresh flowers of your choice. For a quaint look as shown here, try purple wax flowers with some sprigs of green trachelium. For complete instructions visit ProjectWedding.com

Photo from elizabethannedesigns.com

Billy Ball Escort “Stakes”

This is a cute idea! Buy bulk “billy balls” (also known as craspedia) in sunny yellow and use them to fashion these escort stakes by threading the stem through your paper in two places. You can also use wire to strengthen the stems, or even attach the flowers to wooden skewer sticks or dowel rods. Secure the stems into foam inside your container of choice (such as this wooden crate) and cover the foam with decorative moss.

Photo from thebridescafe.com

Carnation Escort Card Display

Buy bulk carnations in your fave colors and use a simple glue gun to attach them to a framed board for a quick and beautiful way to display your cards or a seating chart. Anyone can do this and yet it looks so amazing when you are done!

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Fresh Flowers and Place Cards

Even if you keep things classy and simple by setting traditional place cards by each guest plate, be sure to order some extra flowers, such as these fresh pink roses, to embellish the display. Coordinate the printed flowers on your cards with the fresh flowers at each place. These can be taken home by the guests for a lovely added favor.

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Wall Display

Set up a foam or craft board that you cover with fancy paper (even old wallpaper sheets work nicely, or sturdy wrapping paper). Attach simple test tubes. Adorn with the fresh flowers of your choice, such as these gorgeous ranunculus. Attach your guest place card and you will have a very memorable display that all the guests will rave about.

Photo from cwplastics.com

Floral Nest

Another very simple way to add some flair and beauty to your escort card display is to order extra bulk flowers such as pink carnations, set them on your display table, and “nest” the cards instead the petals. It’s so easy and yet so effective! This works especially well for romantic or boho chic style events. Carnations work well as they have delicately ruffled petals, that are still sturdy enough to hold the cards in place.

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Escort Card Flower Pots

For a sweet and creative way to display seating lists, find some budget-friendly pots at the dollar or gardening store. You can always spray paint them using your color of choice. Add some floral foam and fresh flowers such as garden roses, dahlias or peonies for a lovely way to present your cards.

 

 

 

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Adrienne Bailon is of course, one of the co-hosts on the popular daytime talk show The Real. We love her fashion style and her witty take on things, so it’s little surprise we also LOVED the flowers she chose for her beautiful bridal shower. Read on!

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Adrienne and fiancé Israel Houghton were friends for years before they become romantically involved. In fact, Adrienne admits she used to set him up with her friends. When things evolved they wanted to be sure that no matter what happened, they would remain friends, but obviously true love blossomed! The pair became engaged in Paris and plan to wed by end of the year.

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When it came to organizing the bridal shower, Adrienne voted for co-ed, and to honor the place of their engagement, a romantic Parisian theme seemed to be an obvious choice. (Apparently Adrienne was already getting teary even preparing for the shower and can’t wait to be hitched.)

The shower was held at the trendy Fig & Olive restaurant. Both Adrienne and Israel love DIY so they contributed many elements to the shower decorations, such as spray painting the Eiffel tower models rose gold, to match Adrienne’s engagement ring. The pair plan to add DIY elements to their wedding too (can’t wait to see that!). They even set the tables themselves and included framed photos for a personal touch.

Photo from People.com

We loved the flowers they chose! This soft and romantic mix of traditional pink, cream and white blooms such as roses, hydrangeas, and ranunculus is the perfect accent for a dreamy “old world” theme like this one.

Subtle Beauty by BunchesDirect

If you also adored Adrienne’s romantic Parisian theme, try Subtle Beauty Centerpieces from BunchesDirect. This gives you the look at an amazing price! For your bouquets, we suggest Pastel Sparkle, Pink Triumph, Heavenly Morning, Summer Love or World’s Blessing.

Pastel Sparkle by BunchesDirect

World’s Blessing by BunchesDirect

Pink Triumph by BunchesDirect

We look forward to seeing the flowers that Adrienne and Israel choose for their soon-to-happen wedding day. Stay tuned!