If you are planning a wedding, then you know that costs can creep up in every area. If you have the DIY spirit and are a little creative with planning, you can cut back floral costs and still have beautiful flowers at your wedding. Here are four cost saving ideas when it comes to flowers that might work well for your upcoming wedding.
1. DIY Flowers
If you have the time or have bridesmaids willing to put in the effort, you can make your own floral arrangements. Large membership warehouse stores can have deals on large amounts of flowers, or you can source these from a florist or flower market unarranged. Bunching together roses can be pretty and easy even for beginner floral arrangers.Make sure that your bridal party is on board and can take on this task.
2. Skip the Table Arrangements
If flowers aren't your thing, you don't need to have your reception overflowing with these. A few choice floral arrangements and bouquets from the ceremony should do the trick. Bouquets from the ceremony can then be placed around your reception to act as stand-in arrangements. Be creative with other decorations such as ribbons and lighting that can add to your look and help set the scene.
3. Work With What is in Season and What is Local
Don't ship in a bunch of flowers from another location or insist on flowers that are hard to source during your wedding season. You will save on costs if you go with what is abundant during the month of your wedding. Local flowers that are easy to source will bring down your flower costs.
4. Be Firm With Your Budget
As with other items on your wedding to do list, have a budget for flowers and stick to it. This can be one of those price points that can rise dramatically depending on the types of flowers and arrangements you fall in love with. It can be easy to get swept away in the beauty of floral arrangements such as arbors, table settings and lush plants lining your ceremony. If you do work with a florist, be firm with your budget so that they know what they have to work with and don't go overboard.
If you can be realistic and creative when it comes to wedding flowers, you will have much better luck staying within your budget. Saving money on flowers doesn't mean you have to sacrifice. Your wedding flowers can still be beautiful without breaking the bank as long as you put in a little effort to mind your budget.
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