Wedding florals are beautiful but it can be a surprise when the invoice comes through your inbox. Rob and I met with our florist this past week to go over arrangements for the wedding and we found a few ways to trim the cost of wedding florals.
Reuse arrangements: If you are able, transfer arrangement from ceremony to reception! This will keep you from having to double up on floral arrangements. It saved us hundreds of dollars by repurposing the florals.
Choose inexpensive florals: We were looking through floral arrangements to prepare for our appointment and we can came across baby breath bouquets. It is beautiful and baby's breath is relatively inexpensive! Here is a little math, (based on the pricing of our florist), a bouquet of ivory roses is $125. A bouquet of baby's breath is $40. That is a an $85 saving per bouquet. We have 6 bridesmaids so that is a $510 savings. Don't be afraid to talk to your florist to see how you can incorporate simple budget friendly florals into beautiful statement looks.
Mix more pricey florals with budget friendly florals and use florals in season: A centerpiece with ivory roses is beautiful but its also expensive. Talk with your florist to see what filler florals look best with roses to drive the cost of the arrangement down. Also florals that are in season will cost less than if it out of season.
Don't forget to communicate with your florist! It is important to be up front about your budget this way you will more likely to talk florals you can afford. It is possible to cut costs without losing the beauty in your floral arrangements.