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Everyone has heard of the bride throwing the bouquet to a crowd of single ladies at a wedding. Yet very few people have heard of unlocking the bouquet. I hadn't either, but this is how it goes:
The MC makes an announcement inviting all of the single ladies to stand in the middle of the floor. All of the women gather around the brides bouquet that is inside a clear acrylic box with a chain around it and a padlock. The bride passes out a different key to all of the ladies but only one actually unlockes the box! You can place all of the keys in a velvet bag and walk up to each woman and let her draw her own key. This will ensure that it is not biased and you can not give a particular woman the winning key. Every woman is allowed to walk up to the bouquet box to try their key. Whose ever key unlocks the box gets to keep the bouquet. This little game is fun and interesting because it builds up a lot of suspense. It is safer because there is no risk of people falling or fighting over your bouquet!
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Ballerina boquets were popular during World War II because flowers were not abundantley available during that time. A ballerina bouquet is less expensive to make as they are typically composed of only one main flower arranged in a circular pattern. The remainder of the arrangement is made up of an abundance of tulle that creates a beautiful design. The tulle in ballerina bouquets are very feminine and pretty making them a popular choice among brides in 2016. Also, they can be created smaller in size with less flowers making them a go to solution for inexpensive bridesmaids bouqutes. Bridesmaids and Jr. bridesmaids bouquets can be accented with differnt color tulle or ribbon for contrast. Wedding Fantasy Bridal now offers Ballerina Bridal bouquets that are absolutley breathtaking in our 2016 Dynasty Collection. They are available with pearls, feathers or rhinestone accents and are a bit larger for a bolder bridal look.
Above: Tulle of Dreams Bridal Bouquet available now in our webstore for $189.99
|Posted on June 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM|
The common use for bridesmaids' bouquets at the reception were to arrange them on the cake table around the wedding cake. A lot of brides opt to reuse the bridesmaids' bouquets at the reception. They can to be put in vases to decorate some of the guest tables, on the gift table or in other places.
If you have a jr. bridesmaid her bouquet can be taken out of a vase later in the evening and used as the toss. If you use silk wedding centerpieces for the tables you can let some special people take a flower arrangement home after the wedding. Also, after the wedding you can let all of your bridesmaids have their bouquets as a token from your special day. I say this because when silk wedding bouquets are used, the bride does not always let her bridal party keep the flowers. They can be taken home, broken down and used in other centerpieces or for crafts. The bride can reuse her centerpieces on the tables for family dinners or other special occasions.
|Posted on June 19, 2016 at 7:35 PM|
Uuh wait a minute, let's not jump to conclusions! Today there are no guidlines as to who pays for what in a wedding. I did do a little research about wedding costs and this is what I found out. Traditionally speaking the bride's family is supposed to pay for all of the bouquets (except her own), the groom's boutonniere, flower girl rose petals, flowers for the cake, ceremony and reception flowers. The groom's family pays for the bridal bouquet, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers and all of the boutonnieres for the groomsman, fathers and grandfathers.
Also, the groom's family is supposed to pay for the rehearsal dinner and any flowers for that venue.
The average cost of wedding ceremony flowers is between $1,500 - $3,000 not including the reception. It is a good idea to split the cost 50/50 if both families are willing to do so. If not, silk wedding flowers are the way to go. On average, a couple could purchase all of the silk arrangements for the ceremony and reception for about $600!
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3. Calla Lily
4. Lily of the Valley
9. Sweet Peas
The most popular wedding flower is the Rose. It is appropriate for all traditional and romantic themed weddings. Even if you really can't decide on a particular color or flower a simple red, white or ivory rose will be sufficiant. Timeless and sophisticated, the rose is the base for many bridal bouquets and reception centerpieces. The flower is usually accented with other flowers such as calla lilies, hydrangeas or stephanotis in the arrangement.
Pictured below is the Peaches N' Cream Bridal Bouquet available in our webstore now for $99.99
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Silk flowers make a great option for today's bride because they are a cheaper alternative to real flowers. Brides can actually purchase more flowers than originally budgeted because they are a fraction of cost. Now many silk flowers are just as realistic and even more desirable than live flowers. Silk flowers are available in off seasons that their live counterparts are not. They don't have to be stored in water, will not wilt, no allergic reactions and they make great keepsakes as well. If you have someone decorate your venue it can be decorated in advance using silk arrangements.
If you use silk table centerpieces you can give one to the mother of the bride, mother of the groom, maid of honor or other special people after the event. This will prevent you from having seventeen centerpieces in your garage when you come back from your honeymoon! Your bridesmaids will have a keepsake too because they can keep their bouquets. Also, don't forget the toss bouquet. They're just going to fight over it and tear it up anyway right? That's one more reason why silk flowers would be a smart and economical choice.
Below: The Helena Silk Bridal Bouquet available now for $119.99 in our web store.
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All people who will be prominent in your photos or a part of the wedding processional should have a flower. Other people who are special to you may be recognized with a boutonniere or a corsage as well.
- Bride (bouquet)
- Groom (boutonniere)
- Bridesmaids (bouquets)
- Jr. Bridesmaids (bouquets / flower halo)
- Groomsman (boutonnieres)
- Flower girl (flower basket with rose petals / flower halo)
- Ring bearer (boutonniere)
- Mother of the bride and groom (corsages)
- Father of the bride and groom (boutonnieres)
- Grandmother of the bride and groom (corsages)
- Grandfather of the bride and groom (boutonnieres)
- Clergy (boutonniere)
- Anyone else important whom you wish to honor (corsage / small bouquet or boutonniere)
- Reception (toss bouquet and other arrangements for tables and decor)
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Many Brides are faced with issues about flowers when planning a destination wedding. You shouldn't get stressed out because there are many options. To avoid the hassles of choosing a florist long distance or not knowing exactley what you've purchased until about 3 - 5 hours before your event, go with silk bouquets and arrangements. This way you have control over the types of flowers and colors used. Also, there won't be any last minute "surprises" right before your ceremony because you have already seen what you've purchased.
Destination wedding flowers are usually tropical, bright and exotic flowers that must be ordered and many times some flowers are not available in off seasons. If you choose silk arrangemnets you have more options regarding colors and the type of flowers you would like to have. A few popular destination wedding flowers are:
-Bird of Paradise
Anthuriums are my favorite flowers to put in wedding bouquets because they remind me of the tradional flower calla lilly. They are the pink flowers shown in the picture below:
You can't go wrong with your color scheme because the backdrop are blue skies and white sand! Any colors you choose should pop ouside in the sunlight.
If you choose silk flower wedding bouquets and arrangements you can ship them to your destination ahead of time. Or you can pack them in your luggage. There are no problems with them getting through customs. You can even give each of your bridesmaids their bouquet to pack in their own suitcase. This would make less items for you to carry. Boutonnieres and coursages weigh only a few ounces so they can even be carried in your purse! If you have a few small or medium size table centerpieces you can put them in a large hard shell suitcase and pay extra at the airport for another bag. Where there's a will, there's always a way! Since silk wedding flowers are a fraction of the cost of real flowers the difference in price of that extra suitcase is neglectible.