Less is more these days and the home made touches to weddings, either big or small are proving to be popular. Pinterest and Instagram offer tons of ideas for styling events but expense is always certainly involved so here is a super money saving styling tip to add a special touch to your day.
All you need are some pins and a wooden chalkboard or maybe photo frame or perhaps a wooden (wooden base is important for this project) prop you plan to use as a center piece, a welcome board or even a small table plan.
A very kind florist is also paramount to keep the cost to zero with this styling idea.
So usually all my styling featured has been created using my own flowers which i have grown here at the farm house. But on this occasion i was visiting the florist for a particular flower in which i plan to grow next season and noticed the wastage of flower heads accumulated from displays and arrangements. Of course there is no use to a florist for lively but ineffective buds and they will automatically be tossed into the compost pile.
I just asked if i could make use of them and the florist was more than happy to hand them over free of charge.
You will notice i aimed the post at an intimate wedding as i obviously asking for half a dozen buds is far more conservative than expecting a whole floral makeover worth of flowers and the florist is far more likely to agree to your request. How lucky would it be to get your hands on some beautiful fully flourished roses? For this reason i figure visiting the florist on the eve of your wedding or the morning of. Or maybe sending a member of the bridal party as you will be far too busy.
Here is a photographic journey of the required result using flowers and pins to style a board.
My board was a couple of pound from a home shop which i already had hanging on the kitchen wall and i riffled through my Husbands tool box for some pins. I was sure to use a wooden board that had a lip to pin my cut flower stems to and i was also sure to choose stems thin enough for the drawing pin to hold in place. I stuck to a white color theme but you can use your requested color or take a lucky gamble and see what the florist has on offer.
This styling project was simple and took me a matter of minutes.