Exactly how much thought are you putting into your wedding design? Most brides get so caught up in wedding porn– ahem, all the pretty wedding pictures, that they really forget that a.) all of that prettiness adds up in terms of product and labor and b.) 90% of is a one shot deal– you get to have use of all those flowers and vases for five hours. Lucky you.
But let’s think outside of the box– What can be "doubled"? Meaning what can be used at the ceremony and transported and used at the cocktail hour or reception? Wreaths from chapel doors can used on the reception location’s doors if it is near by or doubled as a flower ring. Altar arrangements can be used on buffets or at entry ways to your reception room. Truly, the possibilities are endless.
But what about beyond that? It might be rare that you would have use for all 144 votive candles, but you might. But what about other things that you can incorporate beyond the cocktail our and reception?
This is a hurricane that is really gorgeous and can be incorporated into your home decor later. For what you will pay some florists to rent hurricanes and containers, you can find one you love and can keep. (LOL did you see the price? It was $15, but NOW it’s $14.98. Thanks, Pier1.)
NOW $11.18 & $29.98
Orig. $15 & $40
NOW $8.98 & $11.98
Orig. $12 & $16
NOW $7.48 & $8.98
Orig. $15 & $18
Don’t stop at the candles and their holders– props are a great way to add depth, dimension and personality as well. Like these guys– for some reason, they remind me of New Orleans. Perfect for that upscale Mardi Gras theme. These, like the other elements below, would be great accents on bars, escort card tables, etc.