Fresh flowers instantly elevate any event. Flowers are dramatic, spark conversation and become a focal point of your chosen color scheme. Truth be told, flowers are always one of my favorite things!
That being said, flowers usually come with one jaw dropping price tag. No matter your budget, here are a few tips to trim your floral bill while achieving that fresh flower aesthetic.
1. Mix high and low centerpieces
One of the ways to still bring the drama while cutting your price tag is to mix high and low centerpieces. Low centerpieces are about half the price of high ones and your guest’s eyes naturally gravitate toward the high flowers. Mixing centerpieces also achieves a beautiful textured look that is less monochromatic. Your guests will leave remembering the gorgeously tall arrangements!
2. Ask for extra loose petals
Florists charge extra installation costs for placing petals along the aisle and on your cake table. Instead, ask your florist to deliver extra petals to your ceremony location and delegate one of your bridesmaids (or your wedding planner!) to place the petals for you. This will save you hundreds of dollars and takes very little time during your wedding day.
Yes there is such a thing as arranging your own flowers! Have some fun and take a floral design course before the big day (or watch some YouTube videos!). Visit your local flower market a couple of days before your wedding and pick out everything you need. Arrange your flowers the day before and store in a cool place. This works well if you are having a local wedding or you have a creative family member who wants to hep out!