Wedding flowers can be an amazing expense for the wedding; they can be as expensive as the cake or even the dress. The reason is that there are many places that need to be decorated; the wedding chapel, the wedding hall, and of course the bouquets and flowers carried or worn by the bridal party. They will usually match the color theme of the wedding and serve to complement and enhance. In addition, flowers can also be used as the wedding favors. Wedding favors are given to each guest at the reception as a token of your appreciation for attending the event and support that they have given throughout the process and on the day of the wedding itself.
There are always ways to minimize cost and plenty of ideas are available online, in wedding magazines or planning books or from your wedding planner. Planning and doing your research will help you get the best deal for your flowers. Even knowing the average prices will help you decide where you want flowers and the number of arrangements you’ll need. This will help you negotiate with florists and perhaps alter your requirements to meet your budget.
Some economical ideas can be to have your florist lend you already used arrangements from other occasions. You might have to sacrifice on perhaps the specific combination of flowers you want, but in the grander scheme of things, this might be a minor consideration. Another option is to use potted flowers; they will cost much less than professional arrangements and with the right selection, can be just as beautiful. The added advantage to using live plants is that they are a great eco-friendly statement.
Wedding flowers are only aspect of wedding planning and you should balance your budget to account for that. Most wedding reception venues are already decorated to a certain level and will have additional adornments added on the day of your wedding. Remember that they are there just to add to an already special day.