When it comes to flowers, there’s plenty to consider. Everything from centrepieces, bride and bridesmaid bouquets, button holes, vases of flowers and a host of other presentations that can make the whole subject slightly daunting. In addition, you’ll need to decide if you’re going to instruct a florist to carry out all the hard work and organisation or if you intend to source the flowers privately and set up the floral presentations yourself. If it’s the latter, you need to understand that although you may save some cash doing the work yourself, depending on the amount of floral arrangements you use on your big day, this could be a big task and as such, you must ensure you are organised and get as much support from family and friends as you can. Choosing flowers for your big day is great fun and really exciting.
There are plenty of websites out there that will list all the various types of flowers on offer to make your beautiful floral displays. Take time to look through your options and think about your colour palette. Do you want red, yellow or blue to be the theme? If so, start to list all the flowers available in your chosen colour range and you can build your displays from there. Once you’ve chosen your colour palette and identified the flowers you want to include, it’s time to visit the florists or flower suppliers and get prices together. Our advice as always is to have a clear budget and stick to it! It’s all too easy to get carried away when planning your floral arrangements but remember that keeping to your budget is essential when it comes to saving money on your wedding.
If you choose to instruct a florist, you can sit back from here and allow them to do the work on the big day. If however, you’ve opted to set things up yourself, there’s a few things you’ll need to think about. Make sure you have appropriate transport to pick the flowers up and take them to the venue. To avoid damaging them, call on someone who has plenty of boot space or a van. You’ll need to have a clear plan of where your flowers will be placed, whether the displays require vases, bowls etc and ensure you have these well in advance. You’ll need to ensure that you have plenty of friends and family on hand to help put the displays out. With some clear planning and organising, managing your own floral displays should be relatively simple and enjoyable.
If you really want to save a fortune on flowers, have you thought about picking wild flowers for your wedding day? This really will require some planning to find a good source of naturally growing wild flowers that fits with the theme you’re trying to create. Wild flowers, if done well, can look amazing and will save you a fortune. Search the Internet for a list of wild flowers on offer for the season you’re getting married, find out where they grow and start to plan your floral displays. From there, it’s just a case of finding a good natural source and picking until your hearts content.