How to Save Money on Your Beautiful Wedding Flowers

As you’ve been doing some wedding planning, you’ve probably realized that all of your different wedding expenses can start adding up pretty quickly. From buying a wedding dress to choosing different meal options to putting a down payment on your venue, your wedding budget can get surpassed pretty quickly if you aren’t careful. You’ll need to start cutting corners in a few areas and finding out where you should splurge and where you can save. This will help to make your wedding day special and beautiful without going into debt over it. 

One of the areas where you can save money for your wedding is your wedding flowers. There are lots of ways to save money on your wedding flowers without sacrificing style or beauty. You can still have the romantic and stunning flowers at your wedding that you’ve always dreamed of, but you don’t have to break the bank to do so. Here are a few tips that will help you to know how to save money on wedding flowers.

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How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

Wedding Spot has some great suggestions for brides that are looking to save some money on their wedding flowers. Make sure to check out their article for some helpful tips! In the meanwhile, here are some of the most consistent and dependable ways to save money while you’re having beautiful flowers for your wedding.

1. Minimalize Your Arrangements

First of all, it is a good idea to analyze all of the floral arrangements that you have planned for your wedding and minimalize where you can. For example, rather than having the bridesmaid bouquets full of expensive, exotic flowers, give them stunning and classic bouquets of greenery and baby’s breath instead. Forgo the flower girl floral crowns and opt for more inexpensive corsages instead. Rather than having a large centerpiece bouquet on every reception table, add a variety of delicate and beautiful bud vases with a variety of candles. This will require a fraction of the number of flowers that you would have used originally, and it will save you a lot of money.

2. Use Cheaper Flowers

Another great way to have beautiful wedding flowers on a budget is to use cheaper flowers to fill out your arrangements. You don’t have to totally sacrifice your floral aesthetic. You can use your favorite, more expensive florals as focal pieces for your floral arrangements. These pricier flowers are usually in season and in high demand, like peonies during the spring season. But to save money while adding volume and drama to your bouquet, try using more inexpensive flowers. For example, daisy spray, wax flowers, and baby’s breath can be beautiful and affordable ways to fill out your bridal bouquet and arrangements. Greenery is also often a lot more affordable than fresh flowers, so you can save a lot of money by adding a lot of greenery to your arrangements. Especially if you know that you’ll have a large floral installation at your ceremony or reception, you’ll want to make greenery the base of those arrangements so they don’t eat up your entire floral budget. 

3. Use Artificial Flowers

Fresh flowers are very pricey, particularly during the wedding season. You can save your wallet by using artificial flowers instead. There are lots of great kinds of artificial flowers that are high in quality, like silk flowers and wood flowers. Silk flowers are fancier and nicer than basic fabric flowers. They look a lot more realistic and are smooth and delicate. Wood flowers are made out of natural materials and can be dyed to match any color. They’re also shaped to imitate fresh flowers, which means that you can match any style or aesthetic when you use wood flowers. You can buy wood flowers that are already arranged for you into bouquets and arrangements, or you can save money and buy them in a DIY kit. 

4. Buy Wholesale and Arrange Your Own

If you’re feeling particularly bold and crafty, a great way to save money is to buy your flowers at a wholesale price and arrange your own wedding flowers. Buying flowers in bulk is a lot more affordable than paying your florist to arrange the flowers for your wedding. When you pay a florist, you’re not only paying for the flowers. You’re also paying for their labor, services, and years of experience. Plus, since your florist is likely a wedding florist specifically, they can charge even more than other florists due to the lucrative nature of weddings. Basically, you’ll be able to save a ton of money if you DIY your own flowers. 

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How to DIY Wedding Flowers

Do you want to know how to DIY your own wedding flowers? You don’t need to have any floral experience to make wedding bouquets. You just need to keep your wedding vision and aesthetic in mind as you’re choosing and arranging your flowers. Here are a few helpful steps that will get you well on your way to making stunning and beautiful wedding arrangements. 


1. Gather Supplies

In addition to your flowers, floral fillers, and greenery, you’ll need floral tape and wire, shears, rubber bands, and ribbons of your choice.

2. Start with Focal Flowers

Start off your bouquet by gathering together your focal flowers that encompass the colors that you want to be the central theme of the arrangement. These flowers will usually be large and dramatic. Arrange them together and add smaller, complementary flowers.

3. Add Floral Fillers

Once you’ve added your complementary flowers, you’ll want to add in some floral fillers to give volume and drama to your arrangement. This could be anything like eucalyptus or lavender or wax flowers or wheat flowers. Mix the floral fillers in with the flowers so everything is evenly arranged. 

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4. Frame with Greenery

Then you’ll want to frame your bouquet with beautiful greenery of your choice. Your greenery doesn’t have to be overpowering if you don’t want to highlight that green color, but framing your bouquet with some greenery can help it to look finished and well put together. You also might want to mix in some smaller sprigs of greenery throughout the bouquet. 

5. Finishing Touches

Finally, you’ll want to tie off your bouquet with a firm and secure rubber band. Cover the rubber band with some beautiful ribbon or lace. You can leave the ends in long dramatic streamers for a romantic, bohemian feel. Or, you can tie them up in a bow or pin it with pretty pearl pins. This will help your bouquet to look complete and beautiful in your wedding pictures.