Wedding flowers can be expensive! Ask anyone who’s had a wedding and they will tell you that wedding flowers are among the most expensive things. It is estimated that the average bridal couple spends a few thousand dollars on decor and flowers. Lush bouquets of peonies, dahlias, and garden roses come with a hefty price tag that can take its toll on your budget. Save money on flowers with these simple wedding tips.
How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers
Have a Holiday Wedding
Holiday weddings are great options for couples trying to save on flowers. Most venues are decorated during the festive season and after Easter. They help you to save money you would have spent on expensive flower arrangements. You might even find both the church and reception venue decorated.
Use Non-Traditional Elements
Herbs, fruits, and vegetables can make beautiful, cheap bouquets and flower arrangements. If you want an expensive flower, buy only a few blossoms and bulk up the arrangement with beautiful, inexpensive greenery. You can also use single elements instead of whole arrangements. These are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Some options include lavender, baby’s wreath, and wheat.
Choose Flowers that Are in Season
Sticking to locally grown flowers that are in season is cheaper than having your favorite blooms flown in. For instance, if you are getting married in December, don’t choose peony bouquets. Go for flowers like tulips, sweetpeas, and waxflowers. While your florist may be able to get out-of-season flowers for you, you will have to pay a premium. Florists will not charge you high prices for flowers they have easily sourced. Keep in mind that the flowers will depend on where you live. Do your research early to find out what you like.
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Pick Your Own Flowers
You can pick your own wedding flowers if you have a limited budget. Ask for help from your family and friends to avoid getting overwhelmed. After you’ve collected the flowers, make unique bouquets and flower arrangements. It is important to note that if you want arrangements that look like they are from a magazine cover, you have to hire an expert.
There are many ways you can save on your wedding flowers and still have the wedding of your dreams. Use these easy tips to minimize costs.
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