Dress up your venue with inexpensive, high-impact floral arrangements. Collect glass and ceramic vases in various shapes and apply several light coats of spray paint.
Fill them with flowers and display beside your cake or on the bar to draw attention to these areas.
Vases, from £4, from a selection at charity shops. Spray paint, £4.79 for 400ml. Whittingtons. Dahlias (in blue case), £2 per stem; Cymbidium orchids (in pink vase), £3 per head; pink hydrangeas (in orange case), £6 per stem; hydrangeas and viburnurn (in yellow vase), both £5 per stem, Jamie Aston
As seen in the January/February 2012 issue of Brides