Flowers!

One of the greatest perks of being an event planner is getting to take home colorful bouquet of flowers to spruce up my apartment. I keep a pretty minimalist look to my place (white, mainly) so that burst of color does a lot to cheer me up and just brighten up the place.

Flowers are one of the most versatile things you can add to your event. There are a million different kinds, colors, scents, and fillers. Weddings are known for decadent (and costly) floral arrangements. However, even a small lunch can be instantly brightened with a bunch of sunflowers placed in the center.

I have compiled a few resources for your flower needs:

1. This handy chart from Bayside Bride is an amazing place to check if the flowers you want are even available when your event is happening.

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2. Your local farmers market is hands down one of the best ways to get your flowers and support your community at the same time!  Not only is it relaxing to walk around and browse, you can really be inspired by flowers/designs you maybe had never previously considered.

3. Growersbox.com sells high-quality wholesale flowers online. This is perfect for the DIY bride who is looking to save money and add a personal touch to a wedding or anyone who is just looking to make their own unique creation.

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Teacup Lights

I live on marthastewart.com because she is the man, basically, and she knows how to do pretty much everything. She has all the recipes I want and a million craft ideas I didn’t know I wanted.

I am particularly fond of her idea for making your own Teacup Lights.

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Previously, I mentioned the abundance of teacups at thrift and antique stores. This is another example of how to turn your mix and match glassware into something gorgeous and useful.

I love this idea for decor at a baby or wedding shower. What an impressive way to put that little extra something on your event! I’m actually so into this idea that I’m trying to figure out a way to procure these supplies soon so I can make these for my own apartment.