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Remember to Budget for the Wedding Ceremony

Decisions, decisions... planning a wedding is not an easy task not to mention expensive. With many weddings ceremonies today happening at the same place as the reception, many couples forget to include (or leave) money in their budget for flowers and ceremony decor.  Although it's nice to decorate a church or synagogue, I find they need a bit less done to them to transform them into a wedding location. In the case of Jackie and Donovan's wedding this past Septmeber, we concentrated the decorations to the pews and did not try to add anything to an already beautiful altar.
I think the hydrangea and ribbon accents on the pews showed that something special was about to happen. The brides color palate of simple creams and ivory helped tone down the colors already present in the church and not compete with them. We also chose not to put the flowers on every pew. Every third one was decorated and helped draw your eye down to the altar without costing a fortune.
Simply tied on with an elegant satin ribbon, three stems of hydrangea made a nice sized accent on the pew and was noticable the moment you walked in. Although we often do one bloom, if budget allows, 3 really makes a wonderful show, don't you think?
To see this and more examples of our wedding and everyday floral design be sure to visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist 
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