INSPIRATION: Carnations Can Be Chic *PIC HEAVY*
Carnations seem to get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to the floral “status quo” – but the truth is that there are plenty of beautiful – and even cool – looks you can achieve with this budget-friendly flower.
Because of the price point and shape of carnations, they allow you to create soft, lush, and substantial floral arrangements – and just like anything else, it’s all about playing up their strengths and “packaging” them the right way.
Here are a few suggestions for using carnations in interesting ways:
Make a statement: Grouping identical items together in a small space can creates a strong statement piece. The illusion of volume created by the multiple carnations has more impact than one big centerpiece would.
Budget bride: If you hope to have flowers galore at your wedding, carnations might be your best option. Each stem averages two dollars, making the carnation easier to design with on a large scale. Plus, the blooms are so durable that you don't have to worry about your flowers wilting. Carnation arrangements can last up to two weeks!
Use shapes: Carnations work well in clean geometric shapes. You can try using squares, rectangles or even more unconventional shapes like trapezoids in your centerpieces.
Keep it monochrome: Size isn't the only way to make a big statement. The bold use of one color can also grab the attention of your guests.
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