Do you Love peonies but don’t have the space in your budget? Want centerpieces that double as favors or place cards?  Read on to learn  how to save time, money, and your sanity when choosing your DIY wedding flowers.


DIY Rosemary herbs wedding venue

fresh rosemary wreath can also be used as a napkin ring

Choose Flowers that grow on site at your venue or are indigenous to your locale- especially helpful for Destination Weddings! Ask your venue , hotel or public parks and gardens if you can purchase or pick herbs, greenery and blooms – these are usually great , inexpensive resources and your guests will notice the local flavor adding a unique and personal vibe to your event!


diy wedding flower tips and tricks single vase

single vases in vibrant colors

Choose small vases and vessels like teacups and bottles and use single blooms for a small floral budget with a BIG impact!




Fresh unripe blackberries and fresh mint as a boutonniere

One of my favorite Accents is fresh fruit, herbs and Veggies in my floral design! Inexpensive and beautiful- they add texture and surprise to your projects! Love it!


Succulent Wedding Favors & name cards diy tip

A variety of succulent wedding favors with name tags.

Potted succulents, cacti and herbs as favors and place cards- so cute and serve double duty! Saving you $$ and your guests will love them!


carnations like peonies bouquet diy

Carnations get a bad rap! Drop the outdated mindset and save tons of money on your wedding flowers! Carnations are beautiful, hardy and come in a range of colors to match any palette. When bunched together with other pretty greenery and flowers, they give the illusion of beautiful Garden rose or peony blooms- and cost less than 1/2 the price! WIN WIN!