When you’re striving to be an amazing hostess, it isn’t just about cooking a mouthwatering dinner—it’s important to make your table look beautiful, too. We asked Whitney Port and Laurenne Resnik—co-founders of Bloom2Bloom, a flower delivery service that brings farm-fresh flower arrangements to your doorstep—about their best-kept secrets for crafting beautiful floral centerpieces on a budget. This way, you can step up your tablescape for your next dinner party without spending a lot of money.
1. Less is more
Laurenne Resnik lives by the mantra that less is definitely more—something that keeps her arrangements from looking too busy and overwhelming. “Creating huge, over-the-top displays takes away from the beauty of the flowers and their natural look,” she says. “Pick out no more than five flowers to showcase in your arrangement, and build from there…it’s important not only for cost purposes, but for the overall aesthetic.” So spare your wallet—you don’t need to go crazy picking out tons of flowers.