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Ways to Save - Stylish Wedding Flowers for the Budget Conscious Bride

You can still plan a stylish wedding decorations on a budget with these top tips to save on wedding flowers. 

Style. Everyone wants it. Many claim to have it. True style is not something you can purchase, but many equate throwing lots of money around with good taste. You know better. It’s more complex than that.

When it comes to your wedding flowers – money and style don’t always go hand in hand. In fact, with wedding decorations taking a turn towards modern minimalism – it’s now easier than ever to create a dazzling décor scheme on a modest budget. So just how can you cut your floral costs without cutting corners? Take advantage of some clever ideas, and design a floral motif for your wedding that is simultaneously stylish and budget friendly:

Have an Intimate Bridal Party

With fewer attendants, your florist will won’t have to create as many bouquets and boutonnières - resulting in instant savings that will in no way put a damper on your floral style. If you have a lot of close friends, consider assigning alternative VIP roles - such as ceremony reader.

Shrink the Guest List

Fewer seats at your wedding ceremony means less aisles to decorate; fewer tables at your wedding reception means less floral centerpieces to adorn them. You get the idea…You’ll still have gorgeous weddding decroations - just less of them.

Go With The Season

In season wedding flowers are often less expensive and easier to find. For a list of common flowers for each season, visit our wedding flowers by seasons guide.

Keep It Simple Sista!

Certain flowers will run up of the cost of your floral budget no matter what season. Ask your florist to review your options with you. (you can also find a useful list of flowers that tend to be expensive and those that tend to be affordable in our floral budget guide.) One way to make sure that your less expensive flowers look anything but – group a bunch of the same bloom together for a stunning visual effect. Tightly packed daisies can be eye catching.

Consider Alternative Arrangements

Scattered flower petals surrounded by votive candles create an elegant effect without breaking the bank. Or have arrangements featuring grasses, fruits or vegetables - one of our favorite hot trends!  Get even more ideas for alternative wedding decorations

Choose a Naturally Beautiful Location

Expensive decor is hardly necessary when Mother Nature does the work for you! A springtime wedding in a garden hardly needs additional floral arrangements, while an ornate church may be breathtaking on its own. Also consider that many facilities are decorated for the holidays, so holding a December wedding may provide you with gorgeous poinsettias and garland free of cost.

Rent Your Flowers

Believe it or not, there are actually companies who rent artificial flowers for weddings.  A far cry from the chintzy fake flowers found at the typical arts and crafts store, these high-end soft acrylic (not silk) flowers look real even at close range, and you can rent them for your wedding at a fraction of the cost of live cut flowers.