Setting a budget for wedding flowers is a good idea, but sticking to it can be difficult. Depending on the type of floral arrangements you’d like to see during your event, the price can skyrocket pretty easily. However, with a little know-how, there are ways you can cut cost easily.
Don’t Be Picky
If you keep an open mind when it comes to flowers, you will save a lot of green. If you have a general idea of the vision you’d like to keep for your event, bring it up to your florist and ask them to give their professional opinion on how you can realistically stick your budget. The florist will most likely be able to keep your color scheme while suggesting flowers that aren’t as expensive and more easily accessible during the time of year that your wedding will take place.
Do It Yourself
With access to the internet, many brides are opting to create floral arrangements themselves by finding inspiration on the world wide web. Cutting wildflowers or purchasing flowers in bulk and placing them in mason jars on the tables is a cost effective way to add beautiful texture, color and style. In the long run, you will love the arrangements without having the regret of spending thousands on something that will eventually be thrown out. Make it fun by enlisting the help of the bridal party or family and friends to make the arrangements a couple of days before the ceremony and party to check one thing off of the list that you will need to do to prepare.
Choose Big Blooms
Flowers that have big blooms will help couples save money as they take up more volume in the vase. Choosing a large bloom such as hydrangeas instead of tulips will give you more bang for your buck. Flowers don’t need to cover every surface of the event. Make it a point to only place them at strategic locations in the event space where guests will be spending the most time. These locations will create a strong visual impact to make the event space perfect. Consider using a tall vase at the entryway or smaller arrangements on the food tables.
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