Simple Tips To Save Big Money On Your Wedding Flowers
According to Wedding Wire, the average couple spends anywhere from $700 to $2500 on their wedding flowers. If you are on a tight budget, you might be considering cutting out wedding flowers altogether. However, because flowers are such an integral aspect of any wedding, it is important to realize that there are still ways you can enjoy the beauty of wedding flowers without breaking the bank.
Here are a few simple ways to save money on your wedding flowers.
Choose Seasonal Flowers
Always work seasonal flowers into your overall wedding aesthetic. For example, if you are planning a traditional spring wedding, consider carnations, sweet peas, anemones, or peonies. For a fall wedding, you can save big if you opt for seasonal dahlias, calla lilies, or chrysanthemums. Seasonal flowers are traditionally more inexpensive because they are so abundant.
Additionally, in the summer and fall, when many farmer's markets are open, you can purchase flowers directly from growers for far less than if you were to purchase the same bouquet from a professional florist.
Make Your Own Bouquets
When you work with a florist to create your ideal wedding bouquet for the bride and the wedding party, you are not only paying for the flowers. You are also paying for the time it takes for the florist to design and assemble the bouquets. A fun and easy way to save big on the cost of labor is the assemble the bouquets on your own.
Gather together all your bridesmaids, friends, and family members, and spend an afternoon creating beautiful bouquets for your wedding party. Additionally, if there are any flowers left over, you can incorporate these flowers into your wedding.
For example, use your extra flowers to create boutonnieres or make displays for the receiving table or the bridal table at your reception.
Purchase Flowers from a Wholesale Florist
Your florist purchases flowers in bulk from a wholesaler. In many cases, wholesalers will only work with professional florists because they purchase flowers in bulk. Don't be afraid to go directly to the source and purchase your wedding flowers directly from the wholesaler. In some instances, a wholesaler will work with a bride and groom who want to purchase a smaller amount of flowers.
Purchasing flowers in bulk and assembling the centerpieces and bouquets on your own is a great way to save big money on your wedding flowers.
From opting for seasonal flowers to working with a wholesaler florist, there are several simple ways you can save big on your wedding flowers.
Contact a professional for more information about wedding flowers.