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.
When in doubt, ask your florist for some insight. According to event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials, your florist should be able to give you some great alternatives that meet your expectations visually and are also more accessible for your date. "We always find that brides who are more open-minded going into initial floral meetings can truly learn about flowers and options they didn't know existed," says Cooke. "In the end, the results can be beautiful and unexpected."
A hand-tied wedding bouquet resembles an arm arrangement. While an arm arrangement does not normally have a stem, a hand-tied wedding celebration arrangement includes a lengthy stem that is wrapped in elegant bow. The individual who makes the bouquet will typically add lace or some other fragile material to the base of the arrangement.
The awkward-sounding name of this bloom derives from Greek and means “love flower.” Most often available in shades of blue or sometimes white, these delicate flower clusters add volume without density to table centerpieces. Agapanthus is gorgeous on its own when tightly clustered into a bouquet but also adds a pop of color when combined with a neutral bloom such as baby's breath.