Flowers and Centerpieces



low vases

Using Low Vases

  • High floral pieces add drama but may be expensive and prevent people from talking across the table.
  • Instead, invest in a few small vases that you can dress up with either river rocks or one large, dramatic floral. If you line up three to five square arrangements on a table, it can make a big impact.

Make Your Own Centerpieces

  • A little elbow grease can go a long way with a small budget. Examples: Easy centerpieces.
  • Although we do not suggest making centerpieces for a 300-person dinner, we do recommend creating one great centerpiece for a ten-person lunch.
  • In lieu of a big centerpiece, you can also make personal placemats for your guests with numbers, letters, or photos.
  • Another example: use blueprints as placemats; if your meeting revolves around a building opening, for instance, your placemats could be blueprints of that space.

Floral Design Tips

Valarie Bell

By Valarie Bell, owner of Bells on Floral Design

Even on a very small budget, you can make simple, creative, and elegant arrangements that enhance your event.

  • Choose beautiful flowers such as white hydrangeas, carnations, orchids, calla lilies.
  • Accent your arrangement with lily grass, sheet moss, and monstera leaves.
  • Use various vase sizes: tall glass, square glass, bubble bowl, gold plastic dish, or even a black disposable tray.
  • Assemble the pieces with bind wire, oasis blocks, waterproof ribbon, Just For Flowers color spray, “UGlu” dashes tape, and bamboo sticks.

Vendor Spotlight:
Halls Atlanta Wholesale Florist

Halls Florist

Just east of campus near the historic Fourth Ward Park, Halls is the largest flower wholesaler in Atlanta and is a great resource. They carry everything from floral hard goods, to potted plants, and to fresh cut flowers.