Let’s face it, flowers can be quite expensive. And for couples who want to bring on the blooms on their big day, budgeting can be a valid concern. The good news is there are some simple ways to help you save money when it comes to wedding day florals. You can still have a stunning ceremony and reception with a little strategizing. Check out the ideas below, one may just work for you!
Choose in-season flowers:
Did you know that choosing flowers that are in-season can save you a ton of money? This is because in-season flowers are abundant and florists don’t want to be stuck with them after the fact. Hence, a cheaper price! For example, sunflowers are lovely, but they are late spring/summer flowers. If by some odd chance you are able to find them during their off-season, the price could be as much as five times the cost as opposed to when they are at their peak.
Reuse your blooms:
Yes, you heard it right! Reuse your flowers by moving them to different areas during the wedding day. For example, transfer the flowers that were set up at the ceremony over to the reception venue. Double duty flowers are just as lovely and your guests won’t notice a thing. Simply have a few people in charge of grabbing the flowers and placing them in the reception area before the guests arrive.
Who says you actually need flowers to get the floral look you are going for? Greenery is an awesome money-saver and will look elegant and chic as your décor–from rustic to modern, they fit the bill. Also, since the price is so low for greenery, really load up on it and place it around as you please for a statement look. It can even be used for your centerpieces. See what is available depending on the time of year.
Less is more:
Sometimes less is more. Think quality over quantity. Choose a particular bloom or two and order sparingly. Not only will being simplistic cost you less, it may add to the overall impression of your wedding. Perfect for a minimalist, boho or smaller wedding.
Have a garden wedding:
Talk about inexpensive! Free is always best, right? If you are indeed in love with lots of flowers adorning your wedding, think about having your wedding ceremony in an actual garden. It doesn’t get more organic and lovely! Gardens weddings can be outside, but you can also bring the outdoors inside if you choose a greenhouse venue. Either way, the flowers are already there and you don’t have to spend a thing!