Hi friends! Many couples get a bit of a sticker shock when they realize how expensive flowers can be. Flowers often make or break your décor and there are so many creative ways to match your style – but they do come at a price. If you’re on a budget, here are a few ways to cut down on floral costs:
- Choose in-season flowers. Out-of-season and short-lived florals are simply more expensive. Talk to your florist about what varieties will be the most cost effective at the time of your wedding.
- Go heavy on the greenery. Opt for a style that uses lots of lush greenery as a filler, with fewer flowers. You still get to enjoy the beauty of the flowers without things looking bare.
- Candles galore! Candles are pretty inexpensive (about a dollar per votive), so arrange clusters of them in places where flowers aren’t a total necessity (the guest book table, for example).
- Ditch the rose petals. No need to sprinkle any rose petals. They’re more expensive than you think and don’t add that much to the space.
- Choose your location wisely. In general, the less décor your space needs the less money you’ll spend. A location that’s naturally beautiful or unique (like a garden or museum) and you won’t need too much floral décor.
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