8 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Yes, you CAN have a beautiful wedding with wonderful flowers -- without breaking the bank. All you need is a little creativity and these eight tips to help cut your floral costs.

  1. Integrate festive balloons with your floral arrangements.
    Balloons are decidedly less expensive than flowers and they can be used at your reception venue to provide an elegant and festive atmosphere. Many balloon artists are now mixing balloons with pretty white lights for evening weddings. These are beautiful!

  2. Select flowers that are in season.
    Selecting flowers in season will dramatically cut your costs. If you have your heart set on exotic flowers that either out-of-season or hard to get in your region, consider using silk flowers instead.

  3. Limit the size of your wedding party.
    The math is simple ... fewer bridesmaids, groomsmen, and ushers means less money spent on corsages, bouquets, and boutonnieres.

  4. Use fewer, but larger and more dramatic floral displays.
    The overall cost will likely be less, AND your flowers will get more attention. Be sure to arrange for someone to transport the arrangements from the ceremony venue to the reception venue so you can enjoy them the entire day.

  5. Use silk flowers.
    This is a nice idea if you want to keep your bouquet. If you are creative and willing to learn, you can buy a floral book and make your own wedding flowers with silks. Any craft store will have these readily on hand. If you have plenty of lead time before the wedding, watch for sales at the craft shops. You'll often see sales of up to 50% off seasonal silk flowers.

  6. Use greenery and twinkling lights.
    Greenery is far less expensive than fresh flowers. If you use live plants, you can keep them for years to come. You can also rent live plants from local nurseries or silk plants from local rental companies.

  7. Have your wedding outdoors.
    You can save money on floral decorations by using the natural beauty of the outdoors. Some places have elaborate gardens or nice atriums for your ceremony. Parks are also a nice choice!

  8. Opt for less expensive flowers.
    Rather than exotic and expensive buds, opt for less expensive flowers (like carnations) for your cake table, gift table, and other decorative arrangement. You can still use the more expensive flowers in your bouquet and save a lot of money at the same time.
~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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1 comment:

Abbey Gilbert said...

A wedding is really an exciting occasion if everything is properly arranged from the wedding venue, dinner, decoration, bride’s dress, wedding flowers and photography etc. when it comes to flowers for wedding, then it is necessary to choose the right wedding bouquet that is affordable and will also look pretty as well as fresh. When it comes to purchasing flowers I always prefer buying them from an online store as there re special offers on different occasions and many a times there are offers on deals. When it was the wedding of my sister two months back, we ordered all the wedding flowers, wedding bouquet for the bride, and bouquet of roses for the bridesmaids of different size according to their age and height from an online florist. I agree that buying seasonal flowers will definitely reduce the cost and apart from this seasonal flower look vibrant and fresh too. These flowers are usually grown in local area, so cost of shipping or other transportation is reduced and thus you can have all the flowers for your wedding in budget. The number of bridesmaid should not be too much. You can select variety of flowers and choosing the most appropriate depends on the season of your wedding. We had purchased affordable flowers for the wedding one day prior to the wedding for the arrangements. For further information related to variety of affordable flowers you can have a look here at http://postalflowers.ie/next-day-flower-delivery/flowers-by-post.html