From the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces, flowers are an important element of a wedding. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend a fortune on them, though. If you’re on a tight budget, here are a few savvy tips for getting bouquets and flower arrangements that are as affordable as they are breathtaking.
3 Budget-Friendly Tips for Wedding Flowers
1. Buy in Bulk
If you have a creative eye, purchasing the flowers in bulk and making the arrangements yourself—or with the help of your wedding party—could save a considerable bit of money. For even more savings, opt for flowers with lots of volume, so you can order fewer blooms. Examples include hydrangeas, freesias, alstroemerias, and gladioluses.
2. Choose Local Blooms in Season
Shipping in exotic blooms from other countries will be considerably more costly than choosing flowers that are in season in your area. If your wedding will be during one of the cooler or dryer months, look for a florist that has a greenhouse on-site. They’ll be able to supply a broad range of local flowers no matter the season.
3. Complement With Filler
Greenery and filler flowers can elevate any bouquet without increasing the price. Some of the most popular green accents include myrtle, ivy, leather fern, silver dollar eucalyptus, and dusty miller. As for filler flowers, your florist might recommend sea lavender, snapdragons, poms, or baby's breath.
Don't forget the twine, burlap, velvet strip, or satin ribbon to hold it all together. No flower arrangement is complete without such accents.
When you’re ready to start designing your bridal bouquet or table centerpieces, turn to Laurel Grove Florist & Green House. Operating out of Port Jervis, NY, this family-owned shop has been catering to happy couples for more than 100 years. Their creative team will be happy to bring to life your vision for the big day. To browse wedding flower arrangements by season, visit their website. To talk to a floral designer, call (845) 856-2713.