Glamour (South Africa) - - Wedding / Savvy tips -


“Repur­pose your flow­ers! Use cer­e­mony decor and brides­maids’ bou­quets on re­cep­tion ta­bles.” – Lind­say Co­letta, flo­ral de­signer


“Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate beau­ti­ful fo­liage: it adds a lot of size and tex­ture, and it’s in­ex­pen­sive.” – Rick Davis, florists


“Place sin­gle-stem flow­ers in slim bud hold­ers. Ar­range in groups at var­ied heights for a stylish ef­fect.” – Jac­que­line Elfe, flo­ral and event de­signer


“Fill the room with can­dles to up the ro­mance fac­tor and cut flower costs.” – Molly Mid­dle­ton Green, events plan­ner


“Cre­ate cen­tre­pieces with fresh fruit. Ar­range lemons, or­anges or ap­ples in a dish with flower petals, or go glam and paint some of the fruit gold.” – Jac­que­line Elfe


“Ask your florist to use plas­tic con­tain­ers in­stead of glass. Your guests won’t know the dif­fer­ence.” – Jac­que­line Elfe


“Florists can get dis­counts by or­der­ing flow­ers in bulk. Cre­ate a chic, uni­form cen­tre­piece by group­ing to­gether monochro­matic blooms in in­di­vid­ual vases.” – Kelly Rev­els, event de­sign com­pany owner


“Pick af­ford­able, atyp­i­cal flow­ers like hostas or spi­der chrysan­the­mums. Dis­play them in large groups for high im­pact.” – Cristina Loz­ito, florist


“Have your florist cre­ate a few state­ment ar­range­ments that guests will adore in­stead of spread­ing your bud­get thin with many smaller flo­rals they’ll walk right past.” – Christo­pher Vazquez, florist


“You need only two or three large blooms with a bit of filler to cre­ate brides­maids’ bou­quets that are min­i­mal­ist cool – and much cheaper apiece.” – Kelly Rev­els


“Skip the bou­ton­nieres. Let your fi­ancé and his grooms­men wear pocket squares in­stead.” – Kelly Rev­els

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