Colin Cowie's top 10 ways to save money on your flowers


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Every day this week we'll be featuring tips from celebrity event planner Colin Cowie on a different aspect of wedding planning. First on the list: flowers! Today, Colin Cowie shares his top 10 ways to save money on your wedding flowers:

1. Rather than using expensive cut flowers, use candles and intersperse a few fully blown blooms in between.

2. Consider incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables into your arrangements.

3. Use smaller tables to seat your guests. I like to have 8-10 guests at a 54" round, and 10-12 guests at a 60" round. Avoid tables larger than 60" rounds; it's difficult to make conversation and you'll spend a fortune on your centerpieces just to fill the empty space in the middle of your table.

Read the rest of Colin Cowie's budget floral tips here.

Learn more chic wedding ideas from Colin Cowie here.

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