Insider Secrets Revealed: How to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers
Florals are a big deal, and brides who want lots of them need to budget accordingly. While flowers are one of the pricier categories, there are plenty of creative ways to save.
► Shop wholesale.
Shirley’s Flower Studio recently launched a wholesale online flower website, NWA Wholesale Florist. Brides can buy flowers direct from farms at wholesale prices — you just have to order in bunches not stems.
Use bridesmaid bouquets as table arrangements at the reception. Tanarah Haynie, owner of Tanarah Luxe Floral, also suggests brides use their rehearsal dinner flowers at the reception.
► Greenery is your friend.
Anna Beth Rogers, owner of Magnolia Belle Floral, recommends incorporating more greenery than flowers to make your reception looking lush for less.
► Be selective.
Large, fully open blooms can help cut back on the number of stems needed to create each arrangement.
► Make a statement.
Planner Amanda Reed’s advice is to put your money where it counts. “They won't remember that there was a small floral on their table — they will recall the feeling when they walked in and saw that giant pair of urns flanking the dance floor!”