Coming Up Roses {Budget Wedding Décor Idea}

by Monique on May 18, 2012 · 4 comments

Flowers, it’s one of those wedding expenses that leave many brides and grooms in a semi-state of shock. To save money when it came to our wedding, my Mr and I agreed on minimal flowers and were blessed that my talented mom did all our arrangements. DIY is one way to go but if you’re a fan of rustic wedding décor, consider potted roses as a budget savvy alternative…

I spoiled myself to the prettiest peachy-pink patio roses wrapped in hessian (or burlap as it’s called in the US). I took a few photos – a preservation of prettiness if you will :) and realised they’d make cost-effective rustic wedding flowers. For just R89 each from Woolworths, here are few ways to use potted roses for your wedding or event… 

Table Centrepiece – Slip a few vintage style books under a pot of roses, secure a cute table number flag in each pot and replace the generic store ribbon with one of your own choosing. 

Aisle Décor – Line an outdoor wedding aisle with pots of roses. Set out five to seven rows of seats on each side and place a pot of roses along the inside end of each row. I don’t know why but my mom taught me that when it comes to flowers, do things in odd numbers like threes, fives or sevens. Good to know. 

Fancy favours – Personally I’m not a fan of favours – they’re cute but they’re an unnecessary expense. However, if  wedding décor doubles up as a wedding favour, I think they’re fabulous! If you don’t want to take all your patio roses home (I think I would), give one to each of the special people in your life.

Hope you found that useful. Have a beautiful weekend : )


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kassi @ Truly Lovely May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Ooh, that's a great idea! They do look so rustic and pretty! I think I want some for my patio! ;)


2 Monique ODB May 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for popping in Kassi :) I love the burlap so much that I even though about buying some and covering other plastic pots… but it's the rainy season here so I'll have to wait for summer. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)


3 Barn Weddings August 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

Lovely fresh roses for a wedding, I love this. Thanks for sharing this to us and looking forward for more updates. I like pink roses too, wish to have this fresh roses too on my wedding someday.


4 Rochelle Kay August 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I also think wedding favours are a waste (who ever actually keep their favours they received at a wedding), but I am using small potted aloes as a favour and putting them on the table, that way that also make the table look fuller! (Add the person’s name on the pot, and they double as a placename holder!)


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