Let boring floral displays become a thing of the past and consider decorating your wedding venue with flowers in these alternative containers.
It can be incredibly easy and cheap to create unusual wedding flower displays. Just think outside of the box with a little inspiration from this blog post.
You can easily make unusual containers from upcycled old junk. If you’re prepared to get your hands dirty by having a nosey down at the local skip (sounds glamorous – but you’d be surprised what you can find), or scouring second-hand stores, you can find all kinds of hidden treasure for your flower displays. Old bicycles look fantastic painted in bright or pastel tones and you can place your flowers in the baskets or wind them around the structure of the bike. Similarly, fill old broken or disused musical instruments with flowers to create an unusual and eye-catching piece at your venue. Prop open the top of an old piano and fill it with stunning blooms and foliage spilling over the edges and down to the floor. Fill the openings of old guitars or ukuleles with trailing flowers and hang or prop them up around your venue. These ideas would work great with a musical themed wedding.
Old tin cans are another cheap and quirky looking option. When you’ve munched your way through several tins of baked beans, paint them in pretty pastel colours or cover them in pattered paper. Just make sure that any sharp edges are covered or filed down, you don’t want any disasters on your big day! You can also use pretty vintage tins which may have had previous lives as biscuit barrels, tea, or sweet containers. Let your imagination run wild.
Milk bottles, test tubes, and jars make lovely and unusual plain glass containers. I LOVE the flower display below, captured by www.thewhiterabbitstudios.com. This is a very soft and romantic display but could easily be adapted for a wacky science theme, for all you boffins out there.
Going vintage tea party stylee? This is still a popular choice and an easy one to create by displaying cuttings of fresh flowers in tea cups and teapots for a cute and romantic touch. This is something I am toying with doing in the kitchen / dining area of my new home – I’ll be sure to post up some pictures if I go down this route.
Watering cans, jugs and stylish looking buckets are great for an outdoorsy rustic affair. If your wellies and old walking boots haven’t seen daylight for the last five years, then now’s the time to let them shine. They haven’t seen much mud on the outside so fill them with mud on the inside and get planting! You can even put them on display in your garden after the event as a lovely reminder. Awwww.
The list is endless, once you get your creative juices flowing you will realise that there are so many things you can do that really cost next to nothing. I hope some of the ideas here have provided you with inspiration for your own wedding flowers. If you’ve created your own unusual floral displays at your wedding or made use of alternative types of containers then do get in touch and let me know. I love nothing more than hearing from real couples. Catch me for a natter on Twitter or Facebook or simply write me a comment in the box below, I will always reply.
Lots of handmade and creative love