5 Ways to Save on Your Wedding Flowers

Posted by Azure on September 21st, 2011
Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch fromBravoBride.com

Although floral arrangements are a beautiful touch to any wedding, they can also be the very expensive. For the couple who's wedding planning on a budget, flowers can make it hard to stay on track. However, we have complied 5 cost effective ways to save serious cash on your wedding flowers. 1. Buy in season flowers

Buying flowers out of season will have you paying additional costs and fees, but if you make the effort to buy flowers that are in season you could wind up saving a pretty penny. Here are some examples of in season flowers: •Spring: Apple blossom, Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Cherry Blossom, Dahlia, Casa Blanca Lily, Lilac, Orchid, Peach blossom, Peony, Poppy, Rose, Sweet Pea, Tulip •Summer: Amaranthus, Baby's Breath , Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cosmos, Dahlia, Didiscus, Foxglove, Freesia, Gardenia, Ginger, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Kangaroo paw, Liatrus, Lilac •Fall: Acashia, Baby's Breath, Bittersweet, Carnation, China berry, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Iris, Juniper, Liatrus, Lily, Asiatic Lily, Misty Blue, Orchid, Solidago, Statice, Sunflower, Yarrow, Zinnia •Winter: Alstromeria, Amaryllis, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Ginger, Helleborus, Asiatic Lily, Narcissus, Pansy, Pepperberry, Phlox, Protea, Queen Ann's Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice. 2. Grow your own flowers

Do you have a green thumb? Why not grow your own flowers? Whether you start growing them inside or if you decide to grow perennials that are in bloom by your big day, anyone can grow beautiful flowers. This option is not only cost effective but is also very memorable and rewarding. 3. Buy wholesale flowers

If you’re not quite into growing your own flowers but are up for the task of creating your own arrangements, perhaps buying wholesale is your best bet. Buying wholesale allows you to order numerous amounts of flowers for much less than if you were to purchase decorative floral arrangements. Flowers arrive at your door ready to be arranged by you or your friends. Different businesses have different delivery requirements, policies and prices, so be sure to research and compare. 4. Work with farmers markets

Farmers markets are fantastic. They can help you save money and are great for you local economy. Contact floral farmers that sell at your local farmers market and find out if they would want to work something out with you for your big day. Most likely they will and most likely you will love it. 5. Use silk flowers or make your own

Our last tip is to buy silk flowers or to make your own with brooches, fabric or paper. These options are more affordable and eco-friendly, but creating your own arrangements will take more time. Not a problem if you have creative friends! Do you have any other creative tips on how to save on wedding flowers? Let us know by commenting below!

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