So you've been through the hand-wringing, the flop sweat, the awkward drop to your knee and the inevitable stammering through the big question. Congratulations, now you're engaged! Here come the phone calls from adoring family members and well-wishing friends. Getting engaged is, of course, a big deal. You may be expected to throw a party to mark the occasion, and you'll have to put a bit more effort into this than you would for your usual get-together. Why not make the event extra special by tastefully placing delightful bouquets of engagement flowers throughout the space?
If you're not sure how to begin, here are some great ideas that will be sure to have your guests admiring your fine floral tastes.
You can always go to the old stand-by of roses, the perennial symbol of enduring love. Nobody is going to scoff at a delightful arrangement of these blooms placed on the dinner table. If you'd like to mix things up a bit, try some alternate color schemes - a rainbow of rose petals in a vase will look great no matter where you put it and is sure to turn a few heads as your guests make their way into the party.
Some of us aren't as interested in lavish and showy décor, which his absolutely fine. Those looking for something a bit more modest can find plenty of floral options available, such as a beautiful, but unassuming, arrangement of white orchids. Dendrobium orchids are actually quite affordable and will add a touch of class to the proceedings in a snap. You don't have to limit yourself to white, though. They also come in colors like purple and blue, which may be more up your alley.
There's no rule that obligates you to stick to only one bloom. You can, for instance, put together a lovely bouquet of irises, tulips and snapdragons. These three flowers' shapes complement each other quite well, adding a unique visual flair to your engagement party that will be sure to get people talking. In the end, it really comes down to personal taste. As long as you're pleased with what you've come up with, your guests are likely to be as well.
Have you ever been to an engagement party with a memorable décor?