September 18, 2018

How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

Flowers form an integral part of any wedding, and just like most aspects of this event, flowers cost money and can be expensive depending on the volume and type of blooms that you want. For a budget wedding, there are many simple ways to save money on flowers and still have an amazing wedding. Here are some cheap wedding ideas when it comes to your florals:

Talk to a florist

If you want to stick to your wedding budget, discuss it with the florist. Share your theme and ideas so they can work around your style as well as what you can afford.

Go for local flowers that are in season

These will be less expensive, plus you can get the freshest blooms possible.  Also, you can save a lot on transportation costs. You can also opt for year-round flowers that are widely available.

Use larger flowers to fill the space

Instead of roses, why not use giant sunflowers or hydrangeas? These large florals can easily fill the space so you don’t need to buy a lot. In some cases, you may be able to use more expensive flowers such as cymbidium orchids, but since they’re great centerpieces, there’s no need to buy in bulk, enabling you to still stay within your wedding budget.

After the ceremony, members of the entourage can just put their bouquets in pre-set vases to serve as decorations for the reception, while the staff can move the large flower arrangements to the venue. In this way, you can save a lot of money on flowers.

Stick to one or two types of flowers

Think about using blooms that have the same colour scheme and shape so you can achieve a more cohesive look. By sticking to just two kinds of flowers, your florist will be able to buy more, which can save you money. The labor fee may even be reduced since there are fewer varieties to work on.

Use plants

Many weddings veer away from the flowers-as-decorations route and use plants instead. Lush leaves such as woodland-like ferns and leafy garlands are great options for decorations. You can also use succulents as table centerpieces especially if you’re going for a clean, simple, and minimalist look.

Do you have other tips on how to save money on flowers so you can stick to your wedding budget? Share your ideas in the comments section.

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