You've decided to tie the knot and host an engagement party, but you aren't sure where to start with the floral arrangements. When choosing flower decorations for this event, there is no shortage of ideas. Engagement flowers don't need to be as formal as wedding flowers, so choose fun, romantic, or casual arrangements. Get creative with the following floral designs you can easily make on your own.
Create romantic floral centerpieces with floating blossoms in large crystal bowls. Choose peonies or roses, and add floating candles for dramatic effect.
Potted orchids make lovely and easy table decorations. Most home and garden centers sell them in decorative pots for your convenience. Consider giving them away as party gifts.
Select a theme and choose complementary flowers. Use the location where you got engaged as a fun theme guests will love. Did he pop the question in Hawaii? Or was it on New Year's Eve? Make arrangements reflecting that theme. For example, put tropical flowers in seashell or sand art vases. For New Year's Eve theme, put bouquets of flowers in inexpensive Champagne bottles. Your guests will never forget the story of how you got engaged.
Are you torn over wedding colors? Maybe you're leaning strongly towards pink and brown for the big day, but you still love purple? The engagement party is the perfect chance to enjoy your purple palette. Browse florists for selections in your desired colors.
Perhaps your engagement party is a casual barbeque or backyard event. Create natural arrangements from seasonal flowers. Sunflowers, daisies, birds of paradise, calla lilies, and even carnations all make stunning simple centerpieces. Consider whimsical touches. Fill vases with apples, lemons, or limes. Or mix in fresh herbs like rosemary, eucalyptus, basil, and mint with your blossoms.
A set of glass medicine bottles from a flea market make a striking presentation when filled with single flower stems.