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December 17, 2020

Using Fewer Flowers

For the last few weeks we’ve been focusing on budgeting for your wedding, and how to keep your wedding flowers in your budget. Last week we talked about saving money by being choosey about what flowers you are incorporating. One of the things we mentioned was the number of flowers being used. This week I wanted to highlight some examples of beautiful weddings using fewer (in number) and fewer (in variety) flowers. 

Fewer Flowers

Using greenery is a great way to use both fewer blooms, and fewer varieties of flowers. One type of greenery can go a really long way! Eucalyptus, something that is very commonly associated with weddings, looks great on a cake, on a table or even as a filler in a greenery bouquet.

Centerpiece using fewer flowers focusing on using greenery instead
Eucalyptus Table Runner
Bridesmaids carrying greenery bouquets using no flowers
Bridesmaids Carrying Greenery Bouquets

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, olive branch is absolutely gorgeous, both on it’s own and mixed with other things. 

Boutonnieres using no blooms and instead using olive branch
Olive Branch Boutonnieres

Thistle, another “green” is unique because it is actually BLUE! Which makes it a great way to incorporate a pretty pop of color, while still using fewer blooms. 

Using fewer flowers by not using blooms in the boutonniere. This one uses thistle instead
Thistle Boutonniere


Centerpieces are something so many people worry about when they are planning their weddings. After all, your guests are going to be sitting right in front of them all night, so of course you want them to be beautiful! There are so many different options for centerpieces, from using flower alternatives to fewer flowers. These bud vases are some of my favorite ways to incorporate flowers, while still having a simple and unique look. For our DIY brides, simple bud vases or mason jars can be filled with just a few blooms to make a big impact. 

Fewer flowers still make for an impactful centerpiece
Simple Bud Vases

Potted plants are also a great way to keep it green. They can also double as a keepsake for your guests. Succulents are so trendy and such a great option. Or repurposing your bridesmaid’s bouquets is a great way to reuse, and buy fewer flowers while still having floral centerpieces. Remember, your wedding day should be as unique as you are, and it’s so important to choose flowers (and a budget!) that reflects that. 

Using potted plants to use fewer flowers is a great keepsake!
Succulent Terrarium

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  2. […] lavenders may appear woody and have fewer blooms if they are not kept in a running container. It is best to wait until the lavender blooms in spring […]

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