Weddings don’t come cheap and that is why it makes a great deal of sense to go over every aspect of your wedding plans with a fine-tooth comb in order to see where exactly you can trim down the overall costs of your big day. Contrary to what many think, there are several ways in which you can save money on your wedding without necessarily compromising the quality of your day, and flowers are a good example of that.
Flowers are essential for a beautiful wedding but that doesn’t mean that you have to go crazy with spending money on them for your wedding. Here is how you can lower the costs of flowers for your wedding, and still have some delightful floral displays.
The first step in keeping costs down is to be open and honest with your florist about exactly what your budget is for the big day. What this will ensure is not only that they don’t go over budget, but that they are aware of what is required from them in terms of being creative so they can deliver beautiful arrangements, whilst keeping costs down.
Sticking with local and in-season flowers is going to help you to save a good amount of money on your wedding flowers too. This can also help to keep delivery costs low for you, as they can really rise if you are buying from a little further afield. Another benefit of buying flowers which are in-season is that they are going to be much fresher and with bolder colours.
Going to pick your flowers up is also going to save you a bit of money on your flowers. This may not seem like much but remember that every little bit helps. In terms of flower delivery Sydney and Melbourne and other big Aussie cities charge quite high prices, so heading to the florist and picking them up will make sure you can save a little extra. Make sure you have a sizable vehicle where you can place the flowers without risk of damage.
Opting for big blooms which are more expensive can actually be cost-effective because you will need far less of them. Take something like cymbidium orchids, big and filling blooms which may be more expensive than other options, but their size makes them the perfect choice for keeping costs down and still making the statement that you want.
Don’t fall into the trap of getting flowers for the ceremony and then spending money on flowers for the afternoon party. You can take these flowers from the altar and use them to adorn tables for the function which you’ll be having in the afternoon, helping you to seriously cut the costs of buying flowers for every aspect of the wedding.
Often brides will have a flower or some flowers in their minds which they don’t really like or want at the wedding, but it is important to be open to new ideas and flexible. You may have decided that lilies aren’t your thing but once you see what the florist has been able to achieve, you may very well change your tune. Don’t close any avenues, keep your options open and you may just be able to make your budget stretch a little further.
Keep these top tips in mind when you are picking flowers for your big day so that you can make sure that you don’t end up overspending.