5 Tips to Save Money on Wedding Flowers - Eden Events

Posted on June 23 2018

5 Tips to Save Money on Wedding Flowers - Eden Events
The people over at EDEN EVENTS are wedding flower experts. The 30 years plus experience comes in handy when you have to stay on budget. Wedding flowers take up about a third of your wedding budget. The guidance of a wedding flower professional comes in handy for picking out the right flowers, accessories and decor.

1. Multi-Purpose Wedding Flowers

Reuse flowers that only get to be seen once. For example, reuse the ceremony flowers as centerpieces. After exchanging your vows, your guest usually go to a room for appetizers and drinks, while the wedding party gets their photos taken. During this time, the wedding planner/staff do last minute preps to the ballroom for you and your guest. All you need to do is plan ahead to reuse your ceremony flowers as centerpieces.

2. Use the KISS Principle

"Keep it simple, stupid" principle also applies to wedding flowers. The key goal is to minimize complexity and to build a meaningful wedding presentation. Minimal does not mean a shoddy look rather there is more elegance with a minimalist approach.

3. Seasonal and Locally Grown Flowers

You can blow up your budget if you are set on certain flowers. Cost friendly seasonal flowers that are locally grown can save you a ton of money.
  • Summer
    • Anemone, Asters, Button Chrysanthemums, Calla lilies, Cymbidium Orchid, Dahlias, Daisies, Delphinium, Freesia, Geraniums, Hydrangeas, Iris, Jacobs ladder, Larkspur, Phalaeonopsis Orchid, Queen Anne's lace, Roses, Shasta daises, Spider Chrysanthemums, Stock, Sunflower, Viburnum, Zinnias
  • Winter
    • Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellias, Casablanca Lilies, Forget-me-nots, French Tulips, Gardenias, Holly, Jasmine, Orchids, Mini Gerberas, Narcissus Paper Whites, Poinsettias, Roses
  • Fall
    • Asiatic Lily, Asters, Calla Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Gerbera daisies, Gladioli, Marigolds, Roses, Sunflowers, Zinnias
  • Spring
    • Apple or cherry blossoms, Daffodils, Dogwoods, Forsythia branches, Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, Iris, Larkspur, Lilacs, Lilies, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansies, Peonies, Roses, Sweet peas, Tulips

4. DIY Wedding Flowers and Arrangements

Yes, doing it yourself is an option. DIY wedding flowers take up time which equals money. You will save money but you might also have a meltdown. Please talk to a wedding flower professional first before taking on this monumental task.

5. Stick to Just Two Kinds of Flower

Your wedding florist can buy in bulk. Sourcing two different flowers for your wedding day can save you big bucks. There are many options available to make your wedding flowers look amazing with just two different kinds of stem. Make sure to follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BkGCnFbFLVQ/

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