How to make a centerpiece

How many times have you seen those beautiful centerpieces at weddings and wondered, "how did they make that flower arrangement?!" If you are planning your wedding, you may be asking yourself if making your own centerpieces is something you should consider doing. After all, DIYing can save a lot of cash.


Here are my two cents. Making floral centerpieces can be a fun and exciting experience. If you are having a dinner party or are just trying to do something for fun, then I say go for it! If you are considering making them for your wedding, you are in for a mighty challenge. It's not impossible though! I suggest you try making one and see how you do. It could very well be that you may have an eye for design and you can achieve the look and feel you want for your wedding. We created a whole blog post on our favorite style of floral design. If you are curious, that's a must read.


As for me, I will always recommend you hire someone to do the floral arrangements for your wedding. It's hard work, time consuming and trust me, the last thing you want to do is work for 8 - 9 hours on flowers the day before your wedding. However, if you're up for the challenge, I made this quick guide on what to do if you rather go that route. Try it out and comment below on your end result! I would love to see!


The steps are as easy as one, two three.


Step 1 - Get some chicken wire and waterproof floral tape so you can secure the chicken wire inside your vase or vessel. Fill you vase with water.


Step 2 - Start adding greenery to create your shape and to begin covering up your mechanics (aka, your chicken wire and floral tape).


Step 3 - Place your flowers into the vase. Be sure to give the flowers a fresh cut. You may also want to make sure each stem is cut at different lengths so you can achieve some movement and dimension.


I figured a video is worth a thousand words, so here is a two minute snippet of how I create my arrangements. Enjoy!



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