Flowers are my passion and when I was asked to set a table for a benefits banquet using a floral centerpiece and eight place settings I found the Victorian Era theme fit my love of flowers. This era was named for Queen Victoria who ruled England from 1837 to 1901, whose enthusiasm for flower designs was a time of elegance for all things flower. They decorated not only with flower arrangements in a vase but also with flowers on plates, tea pots and in pictures for the walls, and their use of flowers was displayed in all their treasures. The Victorian women would often wear flowers in their hair, on their arm or around their neck. Their love of flowers was a way of expressing affection, and was given to friends and lovers according to the message they wanted to express, for the Victorians knew the meaning of flowers. Their floral arrangements were, formal, proper, opulent, lavish and showy. Aristocratic members of society would exhibit wealth by creating large, excessive, luxurious and often overdone flower arrangements.
Purchase synthetic flowers instead of the natural ones. Synthetic flowers may cost a bit more when you buy them in bulk, but they could save your money as they last longer than the natural ones. Here is how it will be worthy to buy the synthetic ones; when you buy the natural flowers for flower girls, bridesmaids, as well as for yourself, they tend to whither rather quickly, more so in case of indoor weddings. As a result, you may end up buying more fresh flowers. One more advantage of buying synthetic flowers is, you can chose any petal color, any bloom shape as per your preferences and thus giving you more freedom in planning the decoration at your wedding.