Just when you think you have your flower budget all figured out, you remember you need flowers for the aisles! Flowers in a wedding can add up very quickly, and looking at the costs of flowers for the aisles can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you decorate your wedding aisle without depleting your bank account!
Baskets of Baby’s Breath
Baby’s breath is a beautiful and sweet option for aisle flowers. It comes in many different colors and lends a rustic and innocent look to any arrangement. You can order several stems of baby’s breath and put a stem in a small basket to hang at the end of each aisle. Costco has great pricing on bundles of baby’s breath. Basket’s can be small and inexpensive and easily found at any craft store. If you are a full-blown DIY bride, you can make your own aisle cones using this fantastic video tutorial from Wedding Bells.
Hurricanes of Blooms
For a simple and stunning look for your wedding aisle, floating a single bloom, or a cluster of small blooms, in a glass hurricane is beautiful and elegant. The Dollar Tree online offers cylindrical vases in cases of 12. Pick your favorite flower and snip it off right below the head. Fill the vase with water and carefully submerge the flowers in the water. If you want to go a step further, you can add a floating candle on top. This is also a beautiful idea for your reception centerpieces. Harvey Designs Events showcases some beautiful examples of floating flowers.
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Flower Petals on the Floor
Instead of having an arrangement at each aisle, a petal arrangement spanning the walkway can be a gorgeous and cost effective way to decorate your aisle. Whether fresh, freeze dried or faux, a scrolling design of petals is quickly becoming a popular aisle adornment. This example by Lora’s Flowers gives a great example of how to do it simply, with the option to cap off the first row with two arrangements, or for a dramatic look, two single roses with 4 foot stems, as offered by FTD. If you are looking for something more ornate, there are some great ideas on Grooms Sold Separately.
While the cost of flowers for a wedding can be overwhelming, with a little ingenuity and creative thinking, you can create a spectacular aisle display for your dream wedding.