Your Wedding flowers needn’t cost the earth!
Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and you want every detail to be absolutely perfect. Your Wedding Flowers play a major role in determining the ambience and theme of the wedding. However, you don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket to get exotic flowers. Here’s how you can do it on a budget:
Carnations by far remain one of the cheapest flowers available. In weddings, most people prefer the more expensive varieties such as orchids. However, if you’re on a tight budget you can consider using carnations. These can look really beautiful if you combine these with other pretty flowers and have interesting combinations.
Don’t wed in February
February is the time for Valentine’s Day. What that means is that the cost of flowers is going to shoot up drastically in Fenruary, so, it’s best to try avoiding getting married during this time. This will save you a lot of money in the process.
If you want to lessen the costs associated with buying wedding flowers, you can consider opting for a wedding venue which already has flowers and gardens as its setting. You could also choose a place which has a colorful garden or a place with tremendous natural beauty.
By buying potted plants which are less ostentatious you can save a lot of money in the process. Plants like palm or ficus can work out more cost effective as compared to more expensive flowers. Plus you can double up on their utility by giving them away as gifts after the wedding ceremony. These are long lasting and are sure to be appreciated by people.
Christmas or Easter
Consider having your wedding during Christmas or Easter times. Reason being is because churches and other venues are often already decorated. Find out if the church is willing to leave these arrangements for you, this way you could save a bit of money.
Plan it out
You will always discuss and plan the whole affair out with your florist. If you mention your budget, your florist may be able to suggest a wide variety of flowers that not only look good but that work for your budget too. You will be surprised at how much you can save with just a little bit of planning.
If you are looking for flowers that are not in season consider getting silk flowers. These work out much cheaper and of course last much longer. What’s also good about them is that they allow you to decorate further in advance – unlike real flowers which need to be used fresh. Thus, you can keep working at the decorations until you find the perfect look.
Get help from friends
If you have any friends, colleagues or acquaintances that are well versed with floral arrangements, you can use their services instead of going to a regular florist. They may even do it completely free of charge for you if you buy the flowers!
Flower arrangement classes
If you love arranging and decorating why not consider going for a flower arrangement class? It will hone your skills and you can get to do the arrangements all by yourself. This way you can save a lot in the process!
Happy Wedding Planning!