Beautiful and original, these banners will add an extra special touch to your extra special event for that extra special someone! Wonderful decorations for bridal showers, engagement parties and wedding showers. From funky to sweet, it’s virtually whatever you want them to be!
PERSONALIZED BANNER for Wedding or Bridal Shower 1'x5'
Some of my personal favorites:
Modern Beach - Blue
Wedding Couple (African American)
Comes in 19 designs, $19.95 each. Available at www.yourweddingshoppe.com. Contact them at email@example.com for more detail.
Turn roses into a fabulous centerpiece. These amazing rose bowls are illustrated by Preston Bailey, an internationally celebrated event designer and wedding planner with clients that include Donald Trump, Middle East Royalty and Oprah Winfrey.
Once you master the basic skills, definitely experiment with different settings to personalize it. For instance, I would make at least 3 of these rose bowls with containers of different sizes to create dimension. Mix and match roses in different colors, or throw in more bowls with floating candles.
Trick of the trade: It’s easier to get the rose petals to line up if the flowers are in full bloom so the petals are flatter and easier to line up, but not so much so that they’re about to turn brown. Make sure you use enough petals in the bowl so that it will be packed enough to withstand transportation without falling apart.
Calla Lily has become very popular to use as the main flower in wedding bouquets and overall wedding decor. As much as I love them, however, I’ve heard from florists that they can be tough to work with. So I asked my husband’s cousin, the florist, who has worked with Calla Lily quite a bit, and her suggestion was surprising. “Use artificial Calla Lilies”, she said, “especially if a non-professional is putting together the bouquet.” The reason? “They are easily marked, and show signs of wear and tear easily.” She also suggested using real foliage along with the artificial Calla Lily. But beware – not all artificial Calla Lilies are up to the task, so choose yours wisely and carefully.
Here are other ways to incorporate Calla Lily into your wedding:
I’ll be posting more links on do-it-yourself Calla Lily bouquets.
Lately I’ve heard a lot of comments about how expensive wedding flowers are. My standard answer: Checked out Costco.com. After seconds of dead air, and usually some eye rolling, people start to realize this is not a joke. If you or someone you know is talented in floral arrangement, Costco.com may have the answer. They carry an array of flowers that are in season, including Cymbidium Orchids and Calla Lilies.
Costco even offers packages for bouquets and centerpieces.
I posted some pictures a couple of days ago of some DIY floating arrangements. These Cymbidium Orchids and the roses would be perfect candidates for a simple yet totally posh centerpiece. You could save even more if you could find a local wedding rental store that carries the cylinder vase as show in my previous post.
I’m a Costco fanatic, so don’t just take my word for it. Go on, check it out yourself. I know where I’ll go the next time I need flowers.
The weather is finally getting warmer, and I’ve been looking for a good pair of sandals. I actually have a favorite pair for the season, but it’ll be awkward to wear on the beach unless you just got married.
These sandals are available at http://www.theweddingbella.com and are great fun to wear after your wedding on the beach, all for less than 10 bucks. You could “decorate” the beach just by walking around. May be I’ll buy a couple of pairs for my husband and I for our next stroll down the beach, just for fun.
If you have been involved in planning a wedding these days, chances are you have noticed the new trend in floral centerpiece – the floating floral arrangements. Basically you would have flowers of your choice floating in tall cylinder vases filled with water, rocks at the bottom. They look amazing, easy enough to do it yourself, and much cheaper as you won’t need as many flowers.
I really like how the candles look transparent, it makes the vase look like a big candle, so seamless, neat and elegant. You can find these at The Wedding Bella. Just search under “water candles”
DIY has always been a good way of trimming budget, especially if you know someone who is crafty and is available and willing to lend a helping hand. I recently ran across a video on youtube.com with step-by-step instruction on how to make this centerpiece that simply says “Wow”.
I have always been fascinated with gorgeous floral centerpiece. I hope it inspires you as it has me.