Before you scoff at the idea of using carnations at your wedding, consider this: Using this versatile flower will save you HUNDREDS of dollars on your wedding budget. The savings will allow you to either a) save that money for additional decor or design b) buy those wedding shoes you’ve been swooning over, or c) allow you to squeeze in several more romantic dinners on your honeymoon (or one big splurge one at that restaurant you’ve always heard about).
Read more about how much carnations cost here.
But the thing is, just because you do opt to go for a less expensive wedding flower like carnations, doesn’t mean that you’re sacrificing style. In fact, I’d say quite the opposite. Carnations are such a strong flower that they allow you to use them in pretty much any way imaginable. In fact, their name translates to “flower of the gods.” So you know they must be good.
We searched for photos of carnations used in pretty magical ways in the gallery above. From simple centerpieces to intricate (yet still pretty easy) DIY flower walls, the possibilities are endless.
Are you going to use carnations at your wedding? Let us know in the comments section, below!