Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Frugal Weddings Part 1 - Save on Your Wedding Flowers

If you are planning a wedding and trying to stick to a budget, flowers are going to be one of your main considerations. The prices that couples pay for their wedding flowers is highly variable. For example, if you choose to use expensive out-of-season orchids flown in from Hawaii, you are going to spend a LOT of money!

On the other end of the spectrum, my mom and I gathered wild flowers from the side of the road for my wedding and arranged them ourselves in vases that she already had! You may not want to go that far, but you can save a substantial amount on flowers if you know what you are doing.

  • Try to stick with local and in-season flowers. You will spend a lot less this way whether you hire a florist or do it yourself. If you are not getting married in the spring or summer, you may have to think outside the box. For example, if you are getting married in December, holly and evergreen boughs make lovely arrangements.
  • If you choose to use a florist, be honest with them about your budget. They can help to steer you to choices that you can afford.
  • If you are planning a church wedding, consider scheduling it right after Easter or another occasion when the church will already be decorated.
  • More and more brides are arranging their own wedding flowers. For a step-by-step guide to creating your own wedding flowers Click Here!

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