Five Wedding Centerpieces Under $25

Not every DIY bride has a $5000 budget. In fact, most brides are working with less than $500 for their wedding flowers and wedding decor.  But don’t sacrifice quality for cost, there are many gorgeous wedding centerpieces you can make for less than $25 a piece, using our faux flowers of course.. Here are my five favorites,  but honestly, with a little savvy and a whole lot of creativity, the possibilities are endless.

Mason Jar + Baby’s Breath

This wedding centerpiece is perfect for an outdoor wedding or rustic wedding. It’s so simple, and if baby’s breath isn’t your style, just substitute it with any stem or even a floating candle.

Baby's Breath Centerpiece from Indulgy.com

Baby’s Breath Centerpiece from Indulgy.com

Tall Cylinder Vase + Submersible Orchid + Floating Candle

Submersible centerpieces are still incredibly popular, and rightfully so. They are classy and easy to assemble, all while making a lasting impression. Substitute the orchid with any submersible flower.

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Lantern + Succulent

This wedding centerpiece would be especially gorgeous at an outdoor evening reception. It’s simple, but definitely dramatic, which is why I love it.

Succulent Lantern Centerpiece from Project Wedding

Succulent Lantern Centerpiece from Project Wedding

Pillar Candle + Greenery + Ribbon

This DIY centerpiece is great for wedding decor but can also be used to decorate your home during the holidays. Use as much or as little greenery as you like, or replace it with a floral stem.

Pillar Candle Centerpiece

Pillar Candle Centerpiece

Pink Rose Head + Cylinder Vase + Water Pearls

I was scrolling through Pinterest, and this wedding centerpiece totally caught my eye. It’s a perfect pop of color, and done on a budget.

Pink Rose Centerpiece Found On-The-Palette.com

Pink Rose Centerpiece Found On-The-Palette.com

 

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Top 5 Art Deco Wedding Trends

Art deco weddings are super in this year, and this style is one of my personal favorites. It’s just SO glamourous, and can really be done any time of the year. When this wedding trend first emerged, I had absolutely no idea what the term “art deco” actually meant.

But just to give you some background, art deco can be defined as “an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France after World War I … combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials … often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation”. [Thank you, Wikipedia]

After doing some more research, here are some must have art deco wedding trends for this season.

1. Black and Gold
This trend usually mixes black containers or wedding accessories with gold stems or glittery accents.

Black and Gold Art Deco Wedding Photo From Mug Shots Photography

Black and Gold Art Deco Wedding Photo From Mug Shots Photography

2. Feathers Galore
The art deco theme is partial to the large ostrich feathers popping out of wedding centerpieces and accenting hairpieces.

Art Deco Wedding Photo From BridalTweet.com

Art Deco Wedding Photo From BridalTweet.com

3. Burgundy Accents
Use  burgundy wedding flowers to add some drama to your cream colored art deco wedding bouquet.

Burgundy Wedding Flowers from 100LayerCake.com

Burgundy Wedding Flowers from 100LayerCake.com

4. Bold Geometric Shapes
Love this wedding cake, but this geometric  trend can be used in other wedding decor too.

Mint Gold Art Deco Wedding Cake from RuffledBlog.com

Mint Gold Art Deco Wedding Cake from RuffledBlog.com

5. Nude + Jewels
The mixture of these two styles is a play on the glam simplicity of the art deco theme. Many brides also marry these two in their wedding dress.

Nude Jeweled Art Deco Shoes Source Unknown

Nude Jeweled Art Deco Shoes Source Unknown

These are our picks, hope you enjoy. Do you have any other art deco wedding ideas? Comment below!

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How to Dress Up Your Premade Bouquet

If you’re a no fuss kinda girl, chances are you’re using premade bouquets on your wedding day. Some have the crafting eye and patience to be DIY brides, but others just want simple, hassle free wedding flowers.

Afloral.com offers a large selection of stunning premade wedding bouquets. We have boho bouquets, rustic bouquets, traditional bouquets, and that’s just to name a few. They are gorgeous and totally affordable. But, what if you fall in the middle? What if you love the ease of preparation the premade bouquets have to offer, but really would love to make it your own? Have no fear, the anticrafter is here to offer a simple solution.

I’ve come up with a list of five different ways to dress up your premade bouquet. This way, you don’t have to mess with bundling together individual stems, but you still can carry a unique wedding bouquet on your big day.

1. Bouquet Wrap  The majority of our premade bouquets do not come with bouquet wrap. Pick a ribbon that fits your theme and style, and wrap away. To wrap a premade bouquet, you usually need about one foot of ribbon,  and 2-3 corsage pins.

My favorite ribbons are the burlap ribbon in natural, ivory lacy ribbon, and raw muslin wrap in coral.

Decorative Ribbon

2. Brooches + Bouquet Bling If you’re a glamourous  bride, you might want to add a little bling to your bouquet. Some of our bling comes on a pick, and others are just pins. Either pin it to one of the silk stems, or wrap the pick up in the bouquet.

Butterfly Charm

3. Bundle together 2-3 premade bouquets for a fuller look.

4. Bundle together 2-3 different bouquets for a unique look.

5. Attach a charm or family heirloom to the bouquet wrap. Many brides like to use a family necklace or charm as their something old or something borrowed. Attach it to the ribbon you wrap your bouquet with, it’s the perfect accent. If you don’t have that, use one of our photo lockets or keys.

Bouquet Charm

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How to Accent Your Submersible Centerpiece

This week we’ve been focusing a lot on submersible wedding centerpieces.  They are so popular right now, and incredibly easy to assemble. On Wednesday, I wrote about my picks for top five submersible wedding centerpieces (the fish bowl one was my favorite!) but today I want to show you what products you can use to accent your submersible centerpiece.

One of my favorite accents is floralytes. Drop one or two right in your container, and watch it glow. We currently carry four different  colors, and I have to say, the purple is definitely my favorite.

You can even do different colored floralytes in each centerpiece, which takes the drama up a notch.

Submersible Wedding Centerpiece Photo From Your Wedding Company

Submersible Wedding Centerpiece Photo From Your Wedding Company

Another accent I love is natural stones. Drop them in your vase, and they give your entire centerpiece an earthy touch.

Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles

Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles

Keeping with this same idea, you can also use several different types of vase filler, from metallic gold glass to raw cork. Here are some of my favorite vase fillers we currently offer.

Assorted Diamonds in Rose Pink

Assorted Diamonds in Rose Pink                                  

Turquoise Crushed Glass

Turquoise Crushed Glass

Metallic Gold Crushed Glass

Metallic Gold Crushed Glass

As you can see, the possibilities are totally endless. Don’t limit your submersible centerpiece to just one vase, one flower, and water.

Throw in some fun accents to kick it up a notch.

Do you have any other ideas? Comment below!

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Top 5 Submersible Wedding Centerpieces

Submersible wedding centerpieces were incredibly popular in 2013, and they still  are making a strong appearance in 2014 wedding trend forecasts. Not only do they make a lasting dramatic impression, but they’re so easy to assemble. Check out our top 5 picks for this season’s hottest submersible wedding centerpieces.

1. Submersible Orchid Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with  one floating candle, a tall cylinder glass vase, and 1-3 submersible orchids.

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

2. Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with two submersible calla lilies and one circular floral container.

Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece from Afloral.com

3. Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with one cylinder glass vase, one single submersible red  rose, and red vase filler.

Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece

Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece

4. Submersible Flower Heads with Stones

Recreate this centerpiece with natural stones, one submersible flower head, a floating candle, and a cylinder glass vase.

Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles

Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles

5. Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece

This was so unique, I just had to share :)  Recreate this look with three different sized fish bowls and three submersible cymbidium orchids.

Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece

Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece

Do you have any other submersible centerpiece ideas? Comment below!

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