Tips To Save On Your Wedding Florals: For The DIY Bride

Ways To Save On Florals

June 29, 2018

Ways To Save On Florals

Tips For The DIY Bride

You are planning your wedding and it’s time to think about florals. Equipped with your wedding planner, your Pinterest board, and yes, your budget, you begin the process of selecting the flowers. The reality sets in rather quickly when quotes start rolling in and you realize those Pinterest ideas come with a high price tag! Here are some ways to save on your wedding florals.

Choose Inexpensive Blooms

The carnation is an inexpensive bloom which is a current trend at weddings. They can be found in a wide range of colors and when used in a tight group or bunch they can really make an impact mimicking luxurious flowers. Other inexpensive flowers to consider include chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, daisies, gladioli, and various wildflowers.

Select Flowers That Are In-Season

Blooms that are currently in season in your area are more readily available and therefore more affordable. Want to know which flowers are in season during different months of the year? Check out this list.

 Choose Greenery and Fillers

Sometimes you have to think outside the box for lowering your floral expenses. Filler items such as lush greenery like ferns, ivy or baby’s breath can help bulk up your arrangements without the extra costs.  If you are into the “green” look, you can use vines, garlands or greenery as centerpieces for an understated and elegant decoration that feels fresh and lush without breaking the bank.

Take A Minimalistic Approach

Another way to reduce cost is to scale way back. Instead of large, full centerpieces, consider using several small, single bud vases on your table. This look can be really stylish and modern while slashing your expenses. You can even skip flowers as a decor altogether. Just have your florist create bouquets and boutonnieres for your bridal party and find other decorative options for your tables and reception accents.

Repurpose Flowers From the Ceremony

Think about having your wedding planner or a designated friend/family member transfer your ceremony flowers over to the reception before your guests enter the venue. Your bridesmaids won’t need their flower bouquets, so why not use them in vases as centerpieces or as decoration for the cake table? Your bridal bouquet would look beautiful as the centerpiece for the sweetheart table!

Order In Bulk

Ordering in bulk from a wholesaler can be a significant saving to you. The big box stores like FiftyFlowers, Costco and Sam’s Club offer wonderful wedding floral packages at huge cost savings. If these packages still break the bank, order an inexpensive bloom in bulk and have a friend or family member DIY the arrangements!

Post Written By PKM

June 29, 2018

Tips For The DIY Bride

You are planning your wedding and it’s time to think about florals. Equipped with your wedding planner, your Pinterest board, and yes, your budget, you begin the process of selecting the flowers. The reality sets in rather quickly when quotes start rolling in and you realize those Pinterest ideas come with a high price tag! Here are some ways to save on your wedding florals.

Choose Inexpensive Blooms

The carnation is an inexpensive bloom which is a current trend at weddings. They can be found in a wide range of colors and when used in a tight group or bunch they can really make an impact mimicking luxurious flowers. Other inexpensive flowers to consider include chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, daisies, gladioli, and various wildflowers.

Select Flowers That Are In-Season

Blooms that are currently in season in your area are more readily available and therefore more affordable. Want to know which flowers are in season during different months of the year? Check out this list.

 Choose Greenery and Fillers

Sometimes you have to think outside the box for lowering your floral expenses. Filler items such as lush greenery like ferns, ivy or baby’s breath can help bulk up your arrangements without the extra costs.  If you are into the “green” look, you can use vines, garlands or greenery as centerpieces for an understated and elegant decoration that feels fresh and lush without breaking the bank.

Take A Minimalistic Approach

Another way to reduce cost is to scale way back. Instead of large, full centerpieces, consider using several small, single bud vases on your table. This look can be really stylish and modern while slashing your expenses. You can even skip flowers as a decor altogether. Just have your florist create bouquets and boutonnieres for your bridal party and find other decorative options for your tables and reception accents.

Repurpose Flowers From the Ceremony

Think about having your wedding planner or a designated friend/family member transfer your ceremony flowers over to the reception before your guests enter the venue. Your bridesmaids won’t need their flower bouquets, so why not use them in vases as centerpieces or as decoration for the cake table? Your bridal bouquet would look beautiful as the centerpiece for the sweetheart table!

Order In Bulk

Ordering in bulk from a wholesaler can be a significant saving to you. The big box stores like FiftyFlowers, Costco and Sam’s Club offer wonderful wedding floral packages at huge cost savings. If these packages still break the bank, order an inexpensive bloom in bulk and have a friend or family member DIY the arrangements!

Post Written By PKM

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