Creative Wedding Flowers
The wedding season is in full swing in South Africa. I wish I was there to experience all the festive weddings. My cousin is getting married in a very traditional way and I mean traditional because even the invitations are written in Setswana. I had to ask my sister what sedimonthole (December) meant. Please don’t think I’m snobby… far from it. I bet many of you Tswana people had no idea what that meant either lol.
Anyhow, after she told me the meaning of the word. I went and taught my children and have been teaching them Setswana words in a hope that one day they’ll speak the language fluently. They are trying though it’s a slow process. I know they’ll get there. I’ll let you know in the next blog life chat post coming soon…
I always say forget diamonds, flowers are a girl’s best friend (who am I kidding?). Seriously there’s nothing more beautiful than walking into a wedding tent/reception with gorgeous flowers. I know flowers can be expensive however clever floral displays can save you a ton of money.
When it comes to wedding flowers there are big savings to be made. But you have to be willing to get your hands dirty and get to work. Firstly, you have to decide on the style and feel of your wedding. Once, you have that sorted then everything else is easier to work around.
These floral ideas would be perfect for a sophisticated traditional wedding but there’s no reason as to why you can’t use these ideas for a white wedding as well.
Swap expensive vases for tin cans, wine or beer bottles. You can ask family and friends to save them for you if you think you’ll need a lot.
Old kettles and tin mugs work well too. Look around your house and see if there’s anything you can use as part of the decor that can make a nice focal point in the reception.
“Think outside of the vase” I so wish I could claim that line for myself, however, it would be a crime if I don’t credit the King of all things decor Mr Preston Bailey. Instead of using a cloth runner, use a floral runner. You don’t have to use expensive flowers, foliage(leaf), baby breath, one or two stems of your favourite flowers and the result will look lovely.
If you do decide to make your own centrepieces, remember to cut your flowers at an angle and put them in water straight away. And don’t forget to add flower food.
Good Luck, if you missed last weeks wedding, you’ll find it here.