Flowers are the most crucial items in most of the weddings all around the globe, because they symbolize beauty and love. Certainly, a wedding ceremony is just incomplete without those splendorous floral arrangement. Although wedding is a special event, that doesn’t mean you should go into debt, instead decide the wedding budget. Moreover, you can surely save some money cutting of costs in certain things, and perhaps wedding flowers are one of them. Here are few tips and tactics to cut costs on your wedding flowers and bouquets:
Hire A Florist Who Works Within Your Budget
Frankly discuss your budget with your florist and give as many guidelines as you feel necessary. Also, give some credit tag like ‘you are an expert after all’ to your florist to keep them motivated. Honestly tell him or her if you can spend only a small amount on flowers and make sure that the floral arrangement is based on the style and palette of your choice. Let your luxury florist select the blossoms on his own.
Choose Local & Seasonal Flowers
The local in-season flowers are just perfect to go, as they guarantee fresh blossoms and the less costly stems too. Another good reason for choosing the seasonal flowers is that they’re easily available in the local market at cheaper prices and you don’t have to pay for the transport costs. The best option is to select the year-round blooms like roses, calla lilies and orchids which are always available at cheaper rates in the local markets.
Use more Greens
Considering more greenery will give a refreshing look on the traditional wedding flowers. Lush green leaves perfectly fill the arrangements without compromising the style. This way, you can save from spending a lot on exclusive flowers.
Choose Cheaper and Bigger Blooms
Make Your Own Arrangements
This may seem daunting on the big day, but pre-arrangements can save you a lot. Collect the creative everyday items like tape, colorful pages and create your own handmade flowers which will not only really look unique but save your wallet in your super-tight budget too. However, I suggest you to arrange a florist just for the wedding bouquets, because every bride dreams of the special day and these bouquets will be appearing in almost every photo in your wedding album.
If you’re not interested to follow the DIY route, you can always purchase plastic or artificial flowers which are lot more cheaper and last longing.
Decorate With Alternate Center-pieces
Beautiful items like creative vases, pots, framed photos, candles, shells, tea lights, lamps and lanterns are the best decorative things you can use at your wedding venue. If you don’t have them, you can hire them from an event planner. This will not be a costly affair and again, atleast get a good wedding bouquet for you.