How to Trim the Wedding Budget: Flowers
According to a survey conducted by Brides magazine, 91% of couples set a budget, while only around 68% stick to it. Weddings are more costly than ever, with the average wedding being priced at $32,641
What do you do to stay within your wedding budget? Today, we are exploring 5 ways to trim the wedding budget – floral edition.
Make the Move
Flowers add a touch of class and elegance on your big day! Think about using your bridal party flowers in your reception space. TIP: Be sure to keep up with a vase and water so that the flowers will look vibrant and fresh.
Choose budget friendly flowers for your floral displays. Use several smaller flowers to create the illusion of a bigger, more expensive flower. In addition, you should choose flowers that are in season. Your floral designer can assist in choosing the flowers that fit your vision, while also remaining within your set budget. For example, if you dreamed of using peonies, consider garden roses that mimic the romantic appearance.
When looking to save some green – go green with your floral displays. Adding more greenery and fewer flowers is cost effective, and will create a luscious, full display.
Dazzle with Your Décor
Instead of utilizing pricey alter arrangements, allow your wedding party to be the décor for the ceremony. Show stopping dresses and dapper suits provide an array of color at the altar.
Strategy is Key
Create displays where guests will see them most. If you are not having a sit down dinner, do not invest in pricey floral centerpieces. Add large votive candles or delicate floating tealights on the tables to set the mood instead.
Ladies, break out the gardening shears – it’s time to trim the budget.