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Chances are, you’ve being seeing a lot of a certain feathery, wheat-toned grass lately. (It was one of the premiere wedding trend predictions for 2019, as well as a hot décor addition last year.) Friends, say hello to pampas grass (if you haven’t yet).

This silken, boho staple is actually a weed that’s native to South America—and we’re here to tell you it can save you hundreds, even thousands, on your floral tab. Why? Because a little bit of pampas goes a lonnng way—and it isn’t fussy. (You can totally repurpose it across multiple wedding events—and even take it home with you.)

While we’ve seen pampas in a lot of over-the-top installs, recently we’ve been gravitating toward its simpler presentations, which—yep, you guessed it—are super affordable to replicate. Below, our favorite budget-savvy ways to incorporate this stunning “it” plant in your wedding day.

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Photo: Natalie Bray Photography; Event design: Tyler Speier Events

AS AN ALTAR

We love an impromptu altar—and tall stalks of pampas grass work wonders at defining one.

Photo: Natalie Bray Photography; Event design: Tyler Speier Events

pamas grass as an isle runner at a wedding
Photo: Torianna Brooke Photography; Event Design: Two Chicks and a Truck

OR AS AISLE SWAGS

Equal parts boho, minimalist and rustic. Swoon!

Photo: Torianna Brooke Photography; Event Design: Two Chicks and a Truck

pamas grass as a centerpiece at a wedding
Photo: Lindsay Blair Photography; Planning and Design: Perfectly Posh Events; Florist: Bella Bloom Florals

AS CENTERPIECES

Fill a tall vessel with pampas grass and leafy greens for simple-yet-impactful tabletop drama.

Photo: Lindsay Blair Photography; Planning and Design: Perfectly Posh Events; Florist: Bella Bloom Florals

pamas grass as table decor at a wedding
Photo: Torianna Brooke Photography; Event Design: Two Chicks and a Truck

OR BUD VASES

We mean, how easy would these be to DIY?

Photo: Torianna Brooke Photography; Event Design: Two Chicks and a Truck

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Photo: Kelly Ginn Photography; Event Design: Southern Sparkle

AS A BOUQUET ADDITION

We just love the movement this whimsical grass lends to photographs.

Photo: Kelly Ginn Photography; Event Design: Southern Sparkle

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Photo: S Photography; Event Design: Prima Planning & Events; Florals: Barb’s Flowers

OR A BOUTONNIERE ACCENT

See? Just a hint of pampas makes all the difference.

Photo: S Photography; Event Design: Prima Planning & Events; Florals: Barb’s Flowers

pamas grass in a decorative vase
Photo: Lindsay Blair Photography; Planning and Design: Perfectly Posh Events; Florist: Bella Bloom Florals

AS RECEPTION LOUNGE

Admit it: Your lounge area needs a giant, pampas-filled urn.

Photo: Lindsay Blair Photography; Planning and Design: Perfectly Posh EventsFlorist: Bella Bloom Florals

using pamas grass as a chandelier at a wedding
Photo: Anna Delores Photography; Event design: Tyler Speier Events

AS A FLORAL CHANDELIER

If you really want to make a statement, have your florist fashion an ethereal ceiling hanging.

Photo: Anna Delores Photography; Event design: Tyler Speier Events

using pamas grass to decorate a wedding cake
Photo: Mykle Coyne Photography; Event Design: Maui’s Angels

AS CAKE GARNISH

And for the die-hard pampas lovers among us…what could be better?

Photo: Mykle Coyne Photography; Event Design: Maui’s Angels

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