Some of the prettiest and most popular decor details happen to also be the most expensive. Unfortunately, our favourites fall under that list. If you didn’t realise your floral budget will likely make up a big part of your wedding day expenses, and it can be hard to know just where to cut corners!
Consider the venue
Think about where you really need arrangements. Focus your budget on the wedding reception flowers, then the ceremony, then the cocktail reception (— that’s when your guests are mostly concerned with their drinks or food), and you can just do simple votives.
Be open minded
Try not to have your heart set on a specific flower: The ones you have your heart set on could be expensive if your wedding isn’t in the exact time of year that they’re in season.
If you’re going to have long tables and want garlands, bear in mind that they may cost more than centerpieces—but you can just lay cut olive greens on the table for a similar effect. Lush leaves will help fill arrangements without sacrificing style!
Quality over quantity
Discuss with your florist the best way to bulk out your bouquet and arrangements with gorgeous but budget friendlier flowers. Sometimes less is more, you also don’t need to get a full bouquet for every bridesmaid, or try opting for corsages or hair flowers with delicate spray roses instead.
If you want to reduce costs, look into the hiring of artificial flowers arrangements that are pre made.
Discuss your budget with your florist
They’ll be the expert in the costs, your venue and will be able to design your flowers to suit these along with your colours and theme. Try and make suggestions based on style and palette, but let your florist select the blooms that make the most sense based on your bottom line