Smart Planning: Cheap Wedding Flowers

Looking for tips on how to save money on your wedding flowers?  With some smart wedding planning you can find ways to save on wedding flowers without having to compromise your wedding look.

Moneycrashers.com gives us 17 Cheap Wedding Flowers Ideas & Arrangements on a Budget in a recent post by Casey Slide.“With so many different uses for flowers in a wedding – the bride’s bouquet, the bridemaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, various corsages, flower girl peddles, altar arrangements, pew decorations, cake decorations, and reception decor – brides can spend upwards of $10,000 on the flowers alone.”  Slide gives as 17 tips on cash in on savings when planning your wedding flowers, here are just a few:

“Move Flowers from the Ceremony to the Reception. I didn’t want to spend a lot on flowers at my wedding so what I did was transfer the flowers that were set up at the ceremony over to the reception venue.”

Re-purpose the Bridal Bouquets.  At the reception, your bridesmaids won’t have a need for their flower bouquets, so why not use them in vases as wedding centerpiece ideas or as decorations for the cake table?”

Use silk wedding flowers.  Not only are silk flowers beautiful, they also last forever unlike real flowers, and you can arrange them exactly as you want them – weeks before the wedding. And if you don’t want to keep your silk flowers once your wedding is over, consider selling them on eBay for someone else to use at their wedding.”

Cheap Wedding Flower Ideas

Being creative in your use of wedding flowers can save you big.  Money crashers gives us some great tips like moving flowers from the ceremony to reception and re-purposing the bridal bouquets.  These tips can cut down on the quantity of flowers you need.  DIY wedding flowers are still a perfect fit, you will just have less projects to complete reusing arrangements as bouquets then centerpieces.  Another great savings will be time that you’ll save on only having to choose the wedding flowers and make each of the arrangements.

The last tip I’ve highlighted, using silk flowers I can say this isn’t the first type we’ve boasted the benefits of silk wedding flowers on this blog, affordable, flexible and option of making arrangements days if not weeks in advance.  Money crashers brings up another fabulous tip only possible with silk wedding flowers.  Silk wedding flowers last forever giving you the option to make some of your money back by selling your arrangements online post wedding on sites like ebay.com.

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3 comments

    1. Yes, it’s always great to save without having to skimp on your wedding look. Using the arrangements again at the reception will also keep your decor look consistent.

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