The Look for Less Archive

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Plan a Stylish and Chic Soiree Without Cutting Corners

Save on Catering - Serve up a tantalizing (yet wallet friendly) culinary experience

Save on Catering - Don't let your Bar Break your Wedding Budget

Your Wedding Photography Budget - Ways to Save

Let them Eat Wedding Cake - without Eating up your Budget

Boogie on a Budget - The Frugal Bride's Guide to Wedding Entertainment

Considering a Wedding Planner?
Learn Why a Pro on Hand is Worth a Space in Your Wedding Budget

Wedding Transportation
How to Arrive in Style on a Budget

Invite on a Dime -
Guide to Budget-Friendly
Wedding Stationery

Five Ways to Save on
Wedding Decor

Videography Virtuoso -
Capture your Wedding on a Budget

Your Reception Site -
Plan A Priceless Wedding Reception
on a budget

Ceremony Savings -
Vows that Wow on a Budget

Wedding Dress Savings -
Dress to Impress - For Less!

Bridal Accessories -
How to Get Your Bling on a Budget

7 Ways to Save on Wedding Favors

Destination Weddings -
5 Ways to Save

How to Honeymoon for Less
6 Money Saving Ideas

5 Frivolous Wedding Details
That Can Rack Up your Wedding Budget

8 Budget-Friendly Wedding Ideas
That Pack the Biggest Punch

Top 5 Budgeting Mistakes
Brides Make

Top 10 Ways to Save
on Wedding Costs


Style….Everyone wants it. Many claim to have it. Admittedly few actually do. 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 floral arrangements 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 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 have gorgeous arrangements - 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 seasonal flower 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. 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!

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.

For more inpiration on planning your wedding day floral scheme, visit our complete Floral Planning Guide

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