Almost every wedding reception includes centerpieces, and, more often than not, those centerpieces feature fresh flowers. We can't blame brides and grooms for sticking with tradition—it's not often that you get to fill your day with gorgeous blooms, making it easy to choose floral table décor over any other option. If that's not reason enough, flower arrangements often come with heavenly scents, which only seems to make them more irresistible.
The silver dollar eucalyptus has one to two inch circular leaves that resemble silver dollars. It has alluring matte gray and blue foliage, making it a great pair for whites and pastels. Its thin, bendable branches mirror that of the ivy’s, making it ideal for decorative wreaths and displays. The silver dollar eucalyptus is often used fresh, but can also be dried out and dyed to different colors.
We can map this "flower talk" back to the Victorian Age. It was incorrect in those days for a man to come out and inform a girl exactly how he felt, so he would pick a flower with special significance as well as send it her instead. The lady getting them comprehended the message as clearly as if it was created on a piece of paper since the definition of flowers was so well recognized.
Your wedding flowers will be one of the most photographed details of your wedding (besides you, of course!), so it's important to pick wedding centerpieces and bouquets that truly fit your wedding style. Where to start? First, find flower types you love by searching through our ultimate flower guide, which features thousands of pictures. There, you'll also find a host of centerpiece ideas ranging in style from casual and rustic to formal and glamorous. You can even search for flowers by color so you can be sure to pick wedding bouquets and centerpieces that match your style. Then, browse our listing listings to find a top florist in your area.
More commonly known as the carnation, the dianthus is an extremely popular flower that comes in a plethora of vibrant colors. The name dianthus comes from the two Greek words, “dios” and “anthos.” Dios refers to the Greek god, Zeus, and anthos means flower. Thus, they are known as the “flowers of God.” As regal and beautiful as they are, dianthus flowers look best as statement fillers in bouquets.
Our bridesmaids will be carrying champagne hydrangeas. For my bouquet and six bridesmaid bouquets to be done using real flowers through a florist we would be looking at over $300 for teeny tiny bouquets. The cost of us making our own (including a toss bouquet and cake table decorations) was $70. I’ve learned that there are so many hidden costs when planning a wedding that trying to come in under budget will usually end up putting you pretty close to your budget. Despite keeping costs down as much as possible Josh and I are still over our initial wedding budget. Hopefully we can find some more creative ways to save money to help keep our numbers down.
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