A bride’s wedding budget has to be well planned and balanced to pull off a special day that won’t break the bank. Having all the areas of your wedding, from your dress, decor and wedding flowers to rentals and caterers budgeted will help you know what you have to work with. If one area is coming in over budget, brides will have to get creative in order to save on another. Wedding flowers are a great example of where a little extra planning with the right type of DIY touches can save you cash to use somewhere else in your budget. A recent article in Huffington Post Weddings, Wedding Flowers: How Do I Get a Cheap Wedding Bouquet, looked at creative ways to save on wedding flowers.
“Flowers and decor will take up approximately 10 percent of your wedding budget, and between personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages), ceremony decor and reception centerpieces things can quickly add up,” states Anne Chertoff.
Chertoff interviews floral designer and blogger Janie Medley for ways brides can save on wedding flowers, and one of her tips is to use larger bloom wedding flowers. “My first choice would be peonies. Peonies are stunning on their own and you can even carry one single bloom if you prefer.”
Larger bloom flowers like peonies will help you reduce the amount of wedding flowers you’ll need for your bouquet. Other choices like dahlias, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and sunflowers can create beautiful arrangements with just a few stems. Choosing silk wedding flowers will take your savings a step further. Brides can order their choice of wedding flowers anytime throughout the year, even months in advance to their wedding. Brides can be chic with beautiful, large wedding flower blooms on their special day while also being savvy and smart with big wedding budget savings.
Photos: Sunflower bouquet, weddingbee.com; white dahlia bouquet, ruffledblog.com; hydrangea tied bouquet, weddingchick.com; peach peony bouquet, afloral.com