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How to Arrange Flowers for a Centerpiece

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings.com

Pale Pink Poinsettia CenterpieceHow to Arrange Flowers for a Centerpiece provides a step-by-step guide for creating the wedding table decorations of your dreams. Don't blow your budget hiring an expensive florist. Instead, learn how to make floral arrangements with ease. Mixing and matching colorful blooms is easier than you think. Plus, once you have the basic skills mastered, you can use the techniques with any type of flowers you desire. Your wedding centerpieces are guaranteed to look absolutely stunning and no one will ever guess you arranged them yourself. Flower arranging for your wedding is a cost-effective and fun activity.

It doesn't matter what type of wedding theme you are trying to achieve, because after completing only a few steps, you will have an ideal floral centerpiece worthy of being in a magazine. Building your own wedding table decorations is fairly easy, but there is a certain level of finesse required. It's not as simple as choosing a random bunch of flowers and sticking them in a vase together. In order to achieve a cohesive look for your big day blooms, you will need to understand how different types of flowers work together to create a uniform look. When it comes to DIY wedding ideas, knowing how to arrange flowers is definitely an important skill to have in your bride-to-be back pocket.

How to Arrange Flowers for a Centerpiece

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Flower Arrangements for Wedding Centerpieces

Classic and Charming Bright Rose CenterpiecesKnowing how to arrange your own flowers for your wedding centerpieces can save you a lot of time and a lot of frustration. When you hire a professional florist, you are forced to rely on someone else to execute your vision. Since no one can read minds, you may think the two of you are on the same page, but once the big day rolls around, you might realize your flowers look nothing like you envisioned. The best way to avoid this potential fiasco is to learn how to arrange flowers yourself. The good news is the process is quite simple and straightforward. With a bit of practice, you will have the flower arrangements of your dreams without the big-ticket prices. Don't waste time interviewing florists and crunching the numbers. Create and execute your own flower proposal and you will be guaranteed happiness in the long run.
 

Step One: The first step involves dividing your flower vessel into specific sections or quadrants. Separating the vessel provides easy niches to sit the flowers. If you want to ensure your flowers stay in place and are evenly spaced out, you certainly want to take the time to prepare your vessel for the flower arrangement.

Step Two: If you choose to incorporate "filler blooms" (often different types of greenery), you will want to create a structure and base with these blooms. Also if you're using branches, you can line the edge of your vase with them. If you want your branches to spill out over the entire vessel, be sure to place them in different quadrants.

Step Three: Now is the time to add your "feature flowers" or main blooms. Place them in different quadrants to ensure even spacing. In order to create visual diversity, cut some flowers shorter than others.

Step Four: Now it's time for your "accent flowers" to fill in any gaps you may have. You can also use additional branches in order to fill space.
 

Insider Tips:

  • There are certain tips you should keep in mind when it comes to learning how to arrange flowers. Namely, you should be sure to rotate your vase as you are creating your arrangement in order to view it from all angles. You want your DIY wedding centerpiece to look uniform - not like it has a distinct front and back.
  • If there are certain types of flowers you are dying to have, but they aren't in season, consider searching for the nearest flower market. Flower markets are open to wholesalers and retail customers and they typically have a variety of fresh blooms all year long. Plus, their flowers are more affordable than anything you will find at a florist or supermarket. Of course, utilizing in-season flowers is the most budget-friendly option, but no matter the time of year, the beauty and fullness of peonies is sometimes too hard to resist.

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Cool, thanks for the tips. This is a fun skill to learn whether you are planning for a wedding or not. A flower arrangement always adds beauty to a table!

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