Weddings can get quite expensive, and as much as most brides to be love the idea of having a lot of floral decor, once all of the wedding expenses are added up, the wedding budget doesn’t always allow for it. Here are some tips on how to save money on wedding flowers.
DISCUSS YOUR BUDGET WITH YOUR FLORIST
Setting a wedding budget is crucial when it comes to planning a wedding and staying within that budget is a tricky task. By discussing your budget with your chosen florist, you will eliminate any confusion and future problems. Simply present your vision and desired flowers you would like to have in your bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and ceremony / reception decor, and your florist will take it from there. After all, they are the professionals and have experience working with different budgets, they will come up with something that will be ideal for you.
BUY LOCAL AND IN SEASON FLOWERS
A big way to save money on wedding flowers is by choosing in season flowers. This will not only guarantee the freshest blooms but will also save a lot of money. Another option would be to choose from a year round selection of blooms. Some of the year round flowers are roses, orchids and calla lilies and many brides choose them as their wedding flowers.
SILK FLOWERS VS. NATURAL FLOWERS
Another money saving option is to choose silk flowers over natural flowers. Many brides choose to either make their own arrangements using silk flowers or find decorators that can create arrangements for them. Silk floral arrangements can be beautiful and can look almost identical to real flowers.
REUSE YOUR FLOWERS
If you are having floral decor at your wedding, make every arrangement / decoration count. You can reuse your floral arrangements from your ceremony at your reception, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! After the ceremony is all done and over with and you have entered the reception space, you can reuse your bridesmaid’s bouquets for the sweet table / cake table decor or anything else that you and your florist might come up with.
CONSIDER NON – FLORAL OPTIONS
In today’s world the options for wedding decor are endless. A lot of modern brides opt out of having floral decor at their wedding altogether. Many brides choose to leave the traditional wedding decor ideas in the past and go with a more creative approach for their wedding decor. Using candles, candelabras, lanterns and other non – floral decor options is not only a trendy idea but a cost effective one too.