There are endless options for couples who want to create a colorful modern wedding bouquet in the summertime. With hundreds of types of flowers in bloom during the summer, the most difficult part of pulling together your wedding bouquet is narrowing down all of the vibrant options on the market. In this bouquet, the array of flowers were chosen for their different colors, shapes and sizes in order to create an eye-catching flower arrangement.

The only problem with decorating your reception with floral centerpieces? The inspiration is nearly endless. Couples have been incorporating these arrangements into their celebrations for years and years, so the backlog of ideas is extensive. How can you sort through the huge array of options to pick a style that's right for you? And how can you make your assortments stand out from everything that's been done in the past? Lucky for you, we've been in this game for a long time, too, and we're here to share our favorites.

Votives and candlelight are just as romantic as flowers, and they can help keep you within budget. "You can also mix in personal items for the table displays like pictures, keepsakes, or lanterns instead of concentrating solely on blooms," Arreguin and Burton advise. Another bright idea if you don't have a big flower budget? Concentrate on finding unique vessels that may take fewer flowers. Choose items that, when combined with other design objects such as the above-mentioned candles in multiples, will create a stunning centerpiece, recommends celebrity event planner Michael Cerbelli, CEO and president of Cerbelli Creative.


Sometimes you just have to go big or go home, right? So if large, over-the-top arrangements are what you want, get them, but try to give them multiple uses. "These arrangements can be placed on staggered columns to create a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony," advises wedding planner Scoobie West of Scoobie & Company. "Then, during cocktail hour, they can be easily transported to the reception space."
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