|Posted on 18 February, 2016 at 0:10|
Want to get the WOW factor without breaking the bank? The following tips will help you get the most out of your wedding flowers and still give you stunning designs for your special day.
GO BIG AND BOLD
Large headed blooms such as hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, carnations, lilies and dahlias will bring bold colour as well as filling vases, so you get more impact with less stems.
By including more foliage in your designs than flowers, you can spread the cost, especially if you apply this to the church and venue decorations. It could even mean that you could have more designs if you are using less flowers. And if you or your florist has access to a well stocked garden and can obtain foliage for free, this can make the cost go even further.
IT'S GOOD TO SHARE
If you are marrying in church, you may be sharing your special day with another wedding. Ask the local vicar if there is another wedding on the same day as yours and then contact the other bride to see if they are prepared to split the cost of having the church decorated. A neutral colour scheme of creams and ivory with green can be used and will compliment any other colour scheme. This way the church can be full of flowers without breaking the bank.
STAY IN SEASON
A wedding in Spring using all Spring flowers is going to work out more cost effective than trying to get daffodils out of season for a July wedding. Although most flowers are available all year round now, there are still some that are only available in their natural season, such as Lily of the Valley (May) and Peonies (June/July), so it's worth discussing this with your florist to see what is available. If you had your heart set on having lily of the valley in November, consider including a silk/artificial version of this flower along with the fresh blooms. When all mixed together it can be difficult to tell which is the silk flowers on the photographs.