Eight Ways to Save Money on your Wedding Flowers

April 16, 2010

in Flowers

wedding flowers budgetFlowers can be an expensive, but necessary, part of wedding decorations.  There are a few things you can do to keep these costs down. 

Use In Season Wedding Flowers
If you are unsure if you are using in season wedding flowers then take a look at my previous post or you can always talk to your florist.  They may be able to show you a flower that is the same color of the one you want, but a lot cheaper!

Use the Church Flowers
If you have a church wedding then get married at a time where the church is already decorated (Christmas and Easter for example).  You will probably not have to decorate the church at all during those seasons.

Avoid a February Wedding
Flowers are very expensive during the Valentine month.  Not only that, but they tend to be “picked over” so you are more likely to get flowers that are not of the highest quality.

Use Silk Flowers 
Use silk flowers in the bouquets and anywhere else you can.  Silk flowers have come a long way and many of them are hard to tell apart from real (except that they tend to look perfect, although you can get flawed silk flowers).  Plus, your bouquet will last forever this way… without you having to figure out a way to dry and store it!

Use Large “Fill” Flowers 
Flowers like Mums and Carnations can be used in locations that need lots of color.

Wedding Flowers do not have to come from a Florist
Purchase flowers from a grocery, discount chain, or even online.  Many stores carry flowers for a lot less than florists.

Share!
Share with another bride.  If you are sharing venues then offer to split the cost on the flowers.  The first bride won’t have to clean them up and the second won’t have to put them out.  It’s a win/win situation.

Use Potted Plants
Potted plants are a great way to add color to a reception.  You can give the potted flowers out as gifts at the end of the wedding.  You can also use larger plants that you want to keep in your home after the wedding.

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