We may be biased, but we truly believe that a wedding without flowers is like a cake without icing. Flowers add so much to the day and help to convey your theme and style, not to mention provide a personalized touch to your venue. We understand that there are many costs associated with having a wedding, so we’re here to share how to get your dream wedding flowers on a budget.
Choose Flowers That Are In Season
The first thing to keep in mind when starting to think about the types of wedding flowers you want for your big day is to choose flowers that are in season and readily available. For example, Peonies bloom in spring, Hydrangea bloom in summer months, and Dahlias are available in late summer and early fall. By choosing flowers in season, you’ll save big on your budget and have a larger selection. Remember, if it has to be special ordered, it is more likely to be pricey. Check out this complete list from TheKnot.com to check and see if your favorite flower is in season during your planned wedding month.
Going along with our tip above to choose flowers that are in season is to consider similar alternatives to your favorite flowers to get the look you desire. Garden roses are full and offer a beautiful alternative for peonies. In addition to choosing flower alternatives, you can also select various flowers to fill space in your bouquet and arrangement such as baby’s breath, queen anne’s lace, or natural greenery.
Think Through Venue Needs
Not all venues need an abundance of flowers, as they are already gorgeous on their own. When planning your wedding flowers on a budget, consider what types of flowers you absolutely need to add to the venue. For example, if you are getting married outside in a garden or winery, you will most likely not need flowers, as the ceremony location will be gorgeous on its own.
Focus on What’s Important To You
Do you dream of gorgeous white peonies for your bouquet even though you are getting married in December? Make of list of what’s important to you (after all it’s your wedding!) and then make decisions on what you can splurge on vs. save on. For instance, get the peonies for yourself and hydrangea for your bridesmaids. Another idea includes alternating centerpieces on every other table at the reception with candles to reduce the number of flower arrangements necessary, and thus, create room in your budget.
No matter what your priorities or your budget, there are many options available for you to have your dream wedding flowers. With our years of experience working with brides to create a vision with flowers for their wedding, we have lots of tricks up our sleeve and helpful suggestions to help you get the flowers you’ve dreamed about for your wedding.