Wedding season is approaching. And if you happen to be the bride and groom – or the parents of either – you just know there are so many things to think about. So many costs involved. There are many ways that one can cut costs if you’re on a tight budget – one of those being cutting the cost of the bridal bouquets and other flower arrangements.
When I got married I opted for my bouquet to be of silk flowers while the rest of the wedding party, the flowers for the church, and reception hall being real flowers. For me – my silk arrangement was a matter of having a keepsake but I really love fresh flowers. However, there wasn’t a whole lot of money to spend on my wedding so we had to be creative, cut corners, and make compromises.
One thing I wouldn’t compromise on was having an arrangement of some sorts on the end of each church pew; but I was willing to be creative to cut the cost of these arrangements. Being a lover of roses on so many levels, I chose to make my own arrangements for the church pews as well as the rehearsal dinner and reception. You can do the same.
If you want roses as a part of your wedding – have them – seriously. You can buy roses, but buy wholesale flowers. They are cheaper than buying them by the dozen. Then dress them up with a sprig of baby’s breath, a little bit of ribbon and a stem of greenery – simple but elegant – and a money saver.
If you’d like a vase of flowers on the tables, head to the dollar store for your vases (and ribbon too). Buying wholesale flowers whether they are roses, carnations, Star of Bethlehem, or any other flower (browse some) for these arrangements – will save you a lot of money.
The time you spend or have someone help you out putting the arrangements together – saves you the expense of the labor of having to pay someone else. Trust me – you can have your wedding flowers be as nice – as nice as if they came from a florist – but at a fraction of the cost.