For people who want to have many flowers and candles on their wedding day, what do you do if your budget doesn’t afford you the freedom to spend thousands of dollars on flowers. How do you achieve the look you want for less? Flowers play a big part both in wedding planning and expenses, so give yourself a minimum of six months before the wedding to plan them. It’s good to have some ideas early on, because you want your flowers to complement your dress, the overall color scheme, and the venue. Here are some budget conscious ideas for the flowers – ways to have a beautiful visual impact without spending a fortune.
Determine if you want live flowers or silk, said some florists. Silk flowers are less expensive. They look and feel like the real thing, but are usually about half the cost and often can be rented. That way you don’t have to burden your budget any more than necessary and you’re also not stuck with arrangements after the ceremony and reception are over. If you choose not to rent, the centerpieces can be given away as a token of thanks to your guests.
Meredith Billie had much to offer in this aspect. If you decide to go with live flowers, it’s important to select flowers that are in season. Remember when choosing your flowers to keep in mind where you live and when you’re getting married. If you pick local flowers that are in season they will be more affordable than exotic or imported varieties. If you really must have some exotic type of flower not grown in your area you might want to consider using silk flowers.
Choosing flowers that have a full and open bloom such as spider mums, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas, carnations, peonies, stephanotis, and dahlias will give you the look of more for less.Carnations are one of the cheapest flowers. A lot of people dislike them. But when they are used in abundance so that the blooms are packed together, they can be quite striking. Consider a low square table centerpiece of 20 carnation blooms with all of their stems and greenery removed. Tulips, daisies, carnations, and many exotic flowers are less than half the price of roses and add texture and color to otherwise boring and traditional wedding arrangements. If you must have roses, limit the number and add less expensive flowers as filler.
Think about choosing your main focal flower and using fillers such as greenery, baby breath, berries, and branches to fill in the open spaces. Instead of the traditional fillers, accent your bouquets and arrangements with ribbon, crystals, pearls and tulle.Large arrangements on an altar will only be seen from far away. Use silk or inexpensive flowers such as carnations, or large filling flowers such as snowball mums.
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