6 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers
Don't let a tight budget get you down! Here are 6 easy ways to save on Wedding flowers.
1. Save the most expensive flowers for the Bride's bouquet (Sorry Bridesmaids!)
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Who doesn't LOVE peonies?! Although they are a very popular wedding flower (understandably so) they can be a bit pricey. Save those special flowers for your own bouquet and use a lower cost alternative for the others.
2. Use fillers
The Sky's the Limit! Use baby's breath, hypericum berries, wildflowers, or cotton. Go Green and use lots of eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus or Leather Leaf (trend alert!) for centerpieces and bouquets.
Pictured fillers: baby's breath and Indian paintbrushes. Photo by Lee Loveless
3. Use Bigger Blooms
If you're not a fan of greenery or the wildflower look, opt for bigger blooms like hydrangeas. Hydrangeas use up a lot of space and other flowers can easily be weaved into them.
4. Stay Seasonal
Research what flowers will be in season during your wedding month to get the freshest blooms and at a lower cost! You'll be surprised how many actually bloom year-round.
Check out The Knot Your Complete Guide to Wedding Flowers for more direction on your seasonal flowers.
5. Nontraditional Boutonnieres--Put the "bro" in Brooch
Brooches are great for a vintage style ceremony or to honor that special grandmother.
Some other nontraditional bouts are the use of herbs, feathers, buttons, or making your own felt flowers.
6. Allow those beautiful fixtures to be reused
Move the Ceremony flowers to the Reception location; Use Bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces for the Reception, and aisle arrangements can be used on the buffet line.
What other creative ways can you save on Wedding Flowers?