Adorning each place setting with fresh flowers is a handmade touch that honors each guest at just about any gathering. Whether it’s an intimate Sunday dinner, an ultra feminine bridal shower or a romantic spring wedding, floral napkin rings are easy to assemble and provide endless possibilities to incorporate the colors and textures of your occasion. Fresh flower napkin rings can also double as your favor, a beautiful little reminder for guests to take home.
Fresh flowers – We used Perfumela Peach Spray Garden Roses as the focal flower. While just about any choice of blooms works with this project, we recommend a round head variety as the focal flower and filler or greenery with tiny blooms or sprays to complement it.
Using garden roses, this project costs around $5.00 per napkin ring. That cost can be lowered significantly by using less expensive blooms or greenery.
Plan on an hour to get set up and establish your design pattern and then about 5 minutes per napkin ring depending on how elaborate you go.
Hydrate the flowers for a minimum of four hours before working with them. Before placing them in a clean bucket of cool water, trim the stems with a sharp knife.
Organize your blooms by large, medium and small so that it’s easy to choose the appropriate size as you design your rings.
3. Continue adding flowers, one to two more large and then medium to small blooms, wrapping the floral tape as you go, adding in greenery or sprigs of smaller flowers between bigger blooms, to achieve the look you’re going for.
4. Mist the flowers and store them in cool room for up to 4 hours before setting them out.
Expert tips from Blue Jar Events:
1. Separate blooms into three piles (small, medium and large) so it’s easy to select the right blossom size as you design and attach to the ring.
2. Customize your choice of flowers to fit the look and color scheme of your event. Wildflowers offset a summer place setting, while aromatic herbs could accent a spring table.
Special thanks to Ashley and Kelsie at Blue Jar Events for bringing this project to life. Blue Jar Events is a Boston Wedding Planning company that loves to find unexpected ways to style table arrangements and place settings.
Need help planning your DIY Wedding Flowers?
Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of the wedding flower planners at FiftyFlowers.com by emailing events@FiftyFlowers.com. Or download the Flower “Recipe” worksheet designed to assist DIY brides in knowing how much to order for their DIY wedding flowers.
Floral Design: Blue Jar Events
Photography: Lara Kimmerer
Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com