Here are 10 ideas for Wedding Flowers on a Budget:
- Move Flowers from the Ceremony to the Reception - This way you do not have to buy as much flowers. Just designate someone to move the flowers for you while your having your couple photos taken.
- Re-purpose the Bridal Bouquets - You bridesmaids will not be using their bouquets during the reception, so make use of that fact and put them in vases on the tables.
- Choose In-Season Flowers - By doing this you will not spend as much on the same flowers in they were out of season.
- Get Cheaper Flowers - Using flowers such as daisies are cheaper than using roses or orchids as center pieces. If you really want orchids, only use a few on every table and fill in the rest with something that has the same color and that's cheaper.
- Go Green - For a simple, yet elegant look to your wedding, use lots of greenery instead of flowers. Leaves can be just as stunning as a bouquet, especially if you create one from fall branches and they’re much cheaper too.
- Share Flowers - Find out if there is a wedding at the same venue before your wedding and make an arrangement with that bride to re-use some of her flowers.
- Have a Small Bridal Party - By having a smaller wedding party, you will save by not having to pay for as many bouquets and boutonnieres.
- Use Flowers from Your Own Garden - If you have a garden, are there any flowers that will be in bloom at the time of your wedding? If not, consider planting some so that they will be ready in time for the big day.
- Have Your Wedding in a Garden - There’s no need to buy any arrangements if you are already in a garden! Gardens make beautiful and inexpensive wedding venues anyway.
- Use Silk Flowers - Have you ever found yourself questioning if some flowers were real or fake? So why buy real flowers at all? Not only are silk flowers beautiful, they also last forever unlike real flowers, and you can arrange them exactly as you want them weeks before the wedding.
I hope these ideas help you save on the smaller things so you can spend more money on something more important to you, like your wedding dress. Remember the beauty is in the detail.