Flowers have been a wedding staple for a long time, from the 15th century when bouquets were used to mask body odor, to today, when flowers can be hung from the ceiling to create upside-down gardens.
Thanks to better hygiene and the Internet’s plethora of ideas, we can afford to get a little creative with flowers, and the possibilities are endless.
Here are 5 ways you can incorporate more flowers into your wedding. The best part is, you can do all of them yourself, which is fun for you AND your wallet. Get the bridal party together and have fun with these beautiful floral projects that will “spring” up any wedding!
- Flower Crowns
Flower crowns have been donning heads since ancient Greece. Whether you’re going for a polished, simple look for the bride, or a wild and vibrant piece for the flower girl, a crown of flowers looks great on any gal’s head. Find a look that fits your theme, pick the perfect flowers to compliment your color scheme, and follow a few easy steps to create a crown that’s all your own!
Get instructions and tips that will help you create the perfect flower crown here: cosmopolitan.com
- Embellished Drinks
Add a sprig of spring with edible flowers. You can use floral ice cubes in your guests’ drinks, or put them in an ice bucket to keep the champagne bottles cool to the taste, and the eye.
Learn how to make floral ice cubes here: tablespoon.com
Another cool way to keep your champagne or spirits chilled is with a floral ice bucket: blog.buggydesigns.com
Or, skip the freezing process altogether and garnish drinking glasses with fresh edible flowers, or a sprig of lavender.
*Make sure your edible flowers were grown pesticide-free! If you can’t find them at a local store or florist, they are available to buy online. Or, even better, grow them in your own back yard!
- Chair Garlands
Make the chairs for the bride and groom stand out by adorning it with a garland of greenery and flowers. Here’s two ways you can construct a beautiful garland:
- Floral Table Runners
Ditch the fabric and use a runner of greenery with accent flowers, or a drape of full blooms. Click here to learn how you can make your own floral table runner.
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- Flower Chandeliers
Flowers do not have to be bound to the ground. You can hang them in glass bulbs or bottles, or make flower chandeliers. Like all the projects above, there are several ways to do this, depending on the look you’re going for. You can use a piece of wood to create a beautiful hanging garden, drape a hula hoop, or make a floral lampshade with a wire basket.
Here are a few examples of flower chandeliers you can make yourself:
When picking flowers and plants for any of these projects, be sure to take into account the proper care and time required to ensure all the flowers look fresh on the big day. Consider ways to maintain their freshness, like using water tubes in the arrangements.