Your wedding costs can add up fast. From wedding rentals, wedding attire, wedding flowers to food, decor and anything else, before you know it your realistic budget has been thrown out the window.
So what is a bride to do? You need the right wedding game plan. Thinking ahead and knowing what to plan for will save you on little expenses that can add up fast. Wedding flowers are a great category to use as an example.
A recent post from Yahoo Voices, “Five Ways to Save You Money on Flowers at Your Wedding”, gives us a few tips on how to plan and save on wedding flowers. Yahoo Voices, Samantha blogged, “everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect. A dream wedding, however, can get very expensive and very fast. One of the most expensive parts of a wedding can be the flower arrangements.”
Two of her top tips for saving money on your wedding flowers were to go DIY and go artificial.“Flower arrangements and bouquets can be quite expensive. You can save a significant amount of money by arranging your bouquets yourself.” Samantha goes on to add, “opting for artificial flowers is a great way to save money on flowers for your wedding.”
With the right game plan you can reel in your wedding budget and keep it at a realistic level. Knowing how and what to plan for your wedding flowers can save you the cost of over paying for materials, and paying for labor and costs of a florist.
Once you and your groom have decided on the type of wedding flowers for your special day shop around as Samantha suggested to get the best deal out there. Once you know the cost of materials price out what you’ll need. You should know the number of people in your bridal party that will need bouquets and boutonnieres. For reception wedding flower arrangements get an estimated number of guests you will have attending and divide that by how many each of your reception tables seats. That will be your number of wedding flower centerpieces.
Sites like afloral.com will show you what materials DIY wedding projects require. Price out your wedding flower needs and see what your best options are for sticking within your budget. A little extra work that will in the end save you oodles of money on your wedding flower budget.