Your friends have: Rented the most lavish chair covers they can get their hands on.
We prefer: Delighting guests with a single bloom on the back of each chair. Flowers that won’t require sacrificing your first born to afford include roses, mums, carnations, delphiniums and more common varieties of tulip. Poppies (pictured above) are generally more expensive, especially if you’re hosting 300 people.
Tip: To cut costs, consider limiting flowers to the chairs of your female guests.
Image via Karen Bussen.