Let’s be honest, weddings take a lot these days. From food to the rings and shoes, and those flowers, they cost no less than a small fortune. And while I agree that this is a special for both, the bride and the bridegroom, saving some money is never a bad idea.
And that is the reason why I am writing this article. Because I’ve been where you are right now. And me and my wife have personally followed these tips to stay within our budget while still having a great time at the wedding.
So, without any further ado, let’s dive into it.
1. Choosing Flowers that Are In Season
This was a big money saver for us. And this is THE most important tip I can give to anyone. You want to have the best flowers at your wedding. And that means that you want to have the freshest flowers. And sometimes, that means you will have to choose the flowers that are in season. Because they will smell the best when they are fresh.
This is especially true when it comes to roses.
But if you have already set your eyes on a particular flower, and you just can’t have the same feeling if those flowers weren’t there, then it is a good idea to plan your wedding when those flowers are in season.
When flowers are in season, they are cheaper. Plus, they are also easier to get.
2. Using Horticulture Students
A lot of high schools and colleges usually have horticulture classes in which they teach about caring and arranging different types of flowers and plants. You can negotiate on a small fee that you can pay the students to work on your arrangement. And believe me, they will be thrilled to work for you. My neighbour had this idea and it worked fantastically. Check out https://www.bettergiftflowers.com/online-flowers-delivery/ to choose the freshest, the best flowers you can find in the entire country. They also assure that all of their products are delivered within 4 hours from the time you place the order.
You also want to make sure that you get in touch with their teacher as well. They will act as your safety net if things go wrong. But I highly doubt that anything would go wrong because almost no one asks these students to work on something as important as one’s wedding.
And if you’re skeptical about them, remember, you can always oversee what they are doing.
3. Have Your Wedding in a Garden
If it is costing you a fortune to bring the garden to your wedding, why not take your wedding to the garden?
This is possible if you are flexible with the venue of your wedding.
If you know someone who has a beautiful backyard, or if you live near a public garden that will be blooming with beautiful flowers during the season of your wedding. This alone will let go of the entire thing about choosing the flowers, because you will already be surrounded by amazing greenery.
But one thing you will have to make sure of, is that you are making use of patios, or open air tents because you do not want your guests to get wet if mother nature happens to make a surprise entrance at your wedding.
People don’t love being wet. Unless they are in a pool or taking a bath 🙂
4. Reduce the Number of Attendants
This is always a great idea. If you can cut down on the total number of attendants on your wedding, you can substantially increase the quality of everything that you’ll be having on your special day.
But you will need to think about this tip before you send out wedding invitation cards. And you will also need to come up with an answer if someone decides to ask why they weren’t invited at your wedding. You might want to let them down gently.
Now, back to the tip.
With a small number of attendies, you can make things intimate, which also mean that you will have to buy a lower amount of bouquets. But this is a good thing because now you can also spend a little bit on those scented candles.
This will ensure that all your guests are having an amazingly romantic evening (or day if you prefer) while all of it falls within your budget.
5. Avoid Wedding On or Near a Holiday
I know this can sound crazy. You might be thinking, “But Anthony, during holidays most of my family will be available. And I want them to be at my wedding.”
I understand your desire to invite all of your loved ones.
But think about it. Having your wedding on or near a holiday will mean that a ton of things will be overpriced, including flowers. And if you’re having a wedding near Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, or even prom, you can say goodbye to your flower budget because you can be certain that you will be overspending.
And if that wasn’t enough, you will also have a hard time getting the attention of your florist. They will already be spread out too thin across all of their clients because of the surge in their business. And chances are that they won’t be able to pay attention to the small details.