Q: What are some ways I can save money on flowers?
A: What an excellent question! Because not everyone has the budget to spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars on floral arrangements, right? So how can you achieve a nice wedding with flowers, but not break the bank? We have our top 5 tips below: .
1- There is always the option of doing it yourself. This is not always the ideal option, but purchasing flowers wholesale (or simply at a place that sells flowers in bunches) and creating your own arrangements will save you a tonnnn of money. .
2- Greenery, Greenery, Greenery. There’s a reason why greenery is so popular....it’s cheaper and still creates a beautiful atmosphere for your wedding! .
3- Limiting the number of people in your wedding party and/or guests. Again, not an ideal option, especially since this is such an important event that you want all of your friends, family, and acquaintances to be a part of. But, it’s important to note that the less people there are= the more money you save. And not just on flowers. .
4- Be open to alternatives! You might be surprised about some vendors in your area who can create gorgeous floral arrangements that are not real flowers. Whether it be paper, plastic, or simply the “feel real” flowers (or just ditch the traditional bouquet and come up with something totally different)— you can find beauty in being unique....and your wallet can too! .
5- Kill two birds with one stone.....or um....two uses with one flower? The point is- if you envisioned floral arrangements at the ceremony, then some more at the cocktail hour, and then floral centerpieces on the guest tables....the sweetheart/head table....buffet tables....the gift table.....the guest book table....the dessert table.....the wedding favor table? It adds up pretty quick, which is why being open to the idea of using flowers in more than one area will save you money! Bring the flowers from the ceremony site and add them to areas of the reception. Use the bridesmaids’ bouquets and put them in vases to set on tables. Use the toss away bouquet on the guest book or gift table and just retrieve it when it’s time to throw! Hope these tips are helpful!