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Today we have a special treat for you and I hope you love it! Please welcome Diana from Blooms by the Box (one of our fabulous sponsors) who is here with a guest post including a fabulous how to video to help you create your own wedding day decor on a budget! She outlines everything you need to create a perfect pomander and save money!

How To Make a Carnation Pomander

Step By Step Video: Blooms By The Box


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You are a budget savvy bride and you want to be edgy, we get it and we love it! Carnation pomanders dazzled with floral jewelry are the perfect way to make your wedding look expensive and trendy while being budget savvy!

What you will need:

25 Carnations
3” Oasis Floral Foam Sphere  (Netted or without)
Floral Scissors
Floral Jewelry

What you can do with it:

Hang them on church pews
Create different size pomanders and hang them from ceiling at venue
Put them in edgy vases in different sizes to make center pieces
Use them as bridal bouquets with a handle
Make small pomanders for flower girls
Outdoor wedding decor

Why it will cost less:

Carnations are a less expensive flower
You do not have to pay a florist if you DIY
You can order in bulk at wholesale premium prices from (even supplies too)
You can take them from the ceremony to the venue (multi-use)
Provides décor for the whole wedding!

It’s not too hard, it can be FUN:

Great way to spend time with your bridal party before the wedding
You get bragging rights, people will be impressed
If you have a couple hands it doesn’t take long

Alright, budget savvy brides, we hope this helps you get some inspiration for your wedding. Putting together your own flower arrangements for your wedding is a rewarding enterprise. It saves you money, makes bold impact, and can be used in a multitude of ways. Other brides will be begging for your savvy bridal advice!

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Blooms By The Box offers a large variety of flowers at the lowest minimum quantities and prices for any occasion! We have everything from lily of the valley to alstromeria, greenery, floral supplies, online how-to workshops, and military discounts. We even offer free consultations to brides who would like help picking flowers, flower quantities, and floral supplies. Your flowers are carefully  packaged with ice packs and they are shipped overnight to ensure the freshest quality. We are standing by to guide you through each step to make sure that your big day is all that you dreamed of. After all, you will be holding your wedding flowers in the most important moment, the joining with your partner!

Visit for flowers or call 908-791-0487 for your first consultation. Check out for wedding arrangement ideas and color guides, or even watch our step by step how-to wedding arrangement videos on!





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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • I love the carnation bouquet. It is so easy to make and looks beautiful and you can use them as centerpieces or just to decorate.

  • I love the carnation pomander! It reminds me of peonies.

  • The pomander is unbelievably beautiful! I love mix of flowers and jewelry in the wedding arrangements. Little sparkling crystals scattered throughout the bouquet give it light and magic charms.

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