Planning a wedding is one of the most hectic and stressful things to do. It’s no wonder that many people can tell whether the marriage would last or not based on how the couple handles the stress that comes with wedding planning – if you can get through this together, you can get through anything!
One of the most stressful things about the wedding is to try and keep the cost down, which isn’t an easy thing to do. Expenses can pile high one after the other, and sometimes it feels like all you can do is sit back and watch helplessly as the wedding of your dreams sucks your wallet dry. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way!
With a little thinking and careful decisions, you can make sure that the budget stays well under your control. Look for the most economical and cost effective options in every step – and this includes the decoration! Floral arrangements don’t have to cost as much as you think, and we have some great suggestions.
Drop the High End Flower Shops
There’s no rule that says that all the flowers have to come from a high-end shop that’s more expensive than it needs to be. There are alot of small businesses and online stores that are more than up for the task, if only you’d give them a shot.
A cheap and affordable flower delivery service can have your wedding decorations delivered to you in no time. This way, you’ll save major bucks and your guests won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Mix it Up
The decoration on your wedding doesn’t just have to be floral. Instead, mix the flowers up with another theme to make it extra special. Think about the table centerpieces, and how they can be mixed and matched for a great combination.
Pairing a floral centerpiece on one table with some candles or decorative pieces will definitely leave an impression, and save major money when it comes to the flowers.
Go Heavy on the Greens
If you want to save money on flower arrangements, change the style. Instead of going for a decoration theme that was heavy on the roses, go for a tropical or similar theme that will be able to incorporate stems, leaves, and a lot of other fillers with some flowers in between.
Not only is this a fresh, unique look, but it’s also a great way to save money on the flowers. You can even take the flowers out of your wedding decorations entirely and stick to leaves and twigs. It might sound ridiculous right now, but trust us, it’s been done before.
Buy Cheaper Flowers
Some flowers are cheaper than others. Carnations, Chrysanthemums, and Daisies are some of the cheapest flowers out there. It might not be what you had in mind, but it’s way better than running through all your savings for your wedding.
Simple and beautiful flower arrangements can be made through these flowers as well, and it doesn’t even have to be a compromise. For a lot of people, these flowers would be their first choice.
Not only is minimalism cool, but it’s also cheap. Think about it this way – you’re saving money on decor, and you’re making sure that the bride is well and truly the center of attention. When the decor is minimal, anything the bride wears will stand out and make her look even better!
Think about flower arrangements with simple, symmetrical centerpieces, and maybe even a single flower per table, with a couple on the altar.
With the help of the right designer, you can really make this arrangement work.
Source Local Flowers
When you plan your wedding, you can cut costs down considerably by choosing local flowers that are in season. It’s a no-brainer that certain flowers will cost more in winters, when they’re harder to grow, than they would in spring when they’re everywhere.
Your wedding doesn’t have to be both incredibly expensive and elegant. With a little strategic planning and a sense of style, you can both stay within your budget and have the wedding of your dreams!