Bridal Club Magazine
3 Ways to Cut Cost on Wedding Flowers
With all the things you'll have to worry about paying for when
it comes to your wedding, you won't want to have to spend a lot of
cash for slightly smaller things, like accents, decorations, and
flower arrangements. Since most brides do want to have flowers at
their weddings, and would prefer to purchase them at a reasonable
price, here are some ways to save on wedding flowers that you may
want to try:
Buy synthetic flowers.
Synthetic flowers may cost a little more when you buy them in bulk
because of the material, but they could save you money because they
last as long as you need them to. Many people have fresh flower
bouquets for the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girls, and these
tend to whither rather quickly, especially if the ceremony is
indoors. So, you may end up buying more flowers than you actually
need in order to keep the flowers looking good for pictures after
the ceremony. You can also find colors or types of flowers that may
not be in bloom at the time you are having the wedding if you buy
synthetic flowers. This way, you'll have more freedom to create the
look you want for your ceremony. If you want to decorate the
reception with flowers as well, synthetic flowers may be a good
idea, so that you can maintain the look of the room for as long as
you need to. And, since most brides want to keep their bouquets,
buying synthetic flowers is definitely a good idea.
Plan your bouquet size.
Many brides end up spending more than they wanted to on a bouquet
because they didn't count the amount of flowers that would be in
the arrangement, or select flowers that will look good with
not-so-expensive accents. Make sure you know just how big you want
your bouquet to be, as well as what type of flowers you want to
include. And, carrying a single flower down the aisle is wonderful
look for a bride as well. You can use a lily, daisy, or even a rose
with lace or pearl accents as your bouquet, and add a unique touch
to the ceremony. Small bunches of flowers can also be beautiful,
proving that, as with most other things, less can definitely be
more. If you want to get fresh flowers for your bouquet, selecting
flowers that are in season will also help you to save money, since
a florist may have to specially order out-of-season flowers, which
can increase the bouquet price significantly.
Even though flowers for the wedding may seem like a small thing,
don't wait until the last minute to make sure that you have the
flowers you want for your wedding. You may have to spend more money
to find flowers you want the closer you get to the ceremony, so
make sure that you have decided whether or not you'll purchase
flowers from a local florist or order synthetic flowers.
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