How to Make Wedding Flowers Happen on a Budget
Flowers are an important part of every wedding. Yes, they look very pretty, but they have a fundamental function and that is to create a romantic and joyful atmosphere that every wedding strives to achieve. Many wedding planners advise that 10 percent of the overall budge be spent on wedding flowers, but this can be painful, especially if you don’t have a high wedding budget. Sure, if your wedding budget is $20,000, you can spend $2,000 on flowers. If your budget is $10,000, it can be a little harder to achieve the effect you want on just 10 percent.
If you are one of those brides working with a shoestring budget, yet you still want your dream flowers, here are some tips to help you make your flowers happen on a budget:
- Be honest with your florist about the amount of money that you have to work with. This will give them an idea of what options are going to be best for your wedding and budget. They know you want the best you can get for your money, so they will help you choose. It is important to make sure your budget is not misrepresented so that there are no headaches and disappointments in the process.
- If you are on a budget, create your wish list and your “must haves.” This will help you determine later what you want to add on if there is some extra cash. If there is not any cash left, then you can pare down if you need to.
- Expensive flowers should be used sparingly. Just use them in your centerpieces and bouquet.
- You can get creative with how the flowers are collected. Don’t be afraid to go raid your own garden or a loved one’s if they let you. You can even use flowers that you already have. The key is ensuring that the flowers match and that they are in excellent condition. If they are fresh, you can pick them the day before the wedding and put them in the fridge to keep them looking as great as possible.
- Fragrant flowers can give an impression that there are more flowers in the area than what there are. Some of the most perfumed flowers are hyacinths, sweet pea, jasmine, and frangipani.
- Silk ones are a good alternative because they will last a lifetime and tend to cost less. Many of them look real.
- You can reuse your flowers throughout the day. Take the ceremony flowers and have some individuals move them to the reception before everyone gets there.
- Remember that your centerpieces don’t always have to consist of flowers. An elegant and classic look can be achieved by using other plants and candles. This enables you to still have foliage without having to take out a loan for it.
- The bouquet doesn’t have to be made of all expensive flowers. You can have some expensive flowers that are filled out with less expensive ones. You can use different varieties of flowers, such as carnations, hydrangeas, goldenrod, passion vine, and mimosa. The same can be said for your bridesmaids’ bouquets or you can have them carry single flowers.
These are just some wedding flower tips that you can use to make sure your wedding is as affordable as possible without having to sacrifice flowers to make it that way.