As you're planning your wedding, you may be wondering if there are cheap wedding flowers that you can use to save some money. After all, as you start adding the expenses of a gown, invitations, reception facility, food, drinks, the wedding cake etc. it can end-up costing you a small fortune to get married! Thankfully, with a little creativity, patience and time you can drastically reduce your wedding costs by incorporating cheap wedding flower ideas that will help you save money. Here are a few suggestions on how to drastically reduce your wedding flower costs.
Silk and Faux Flowers
Faux flowers come in a variety of styles and colors, and are readily available through most craft stores nationwide, but if you're looking for something that is more realistic for your bridal bouquet, then silk flowers are your best option. These flowers can bought with or without "dew drops" and baby's breath, and unlike faux flowers, these will last you a lifetime making them a perfect addition to all of your wedding day momentous.
These cheap wedding flowers can easily be used in all of your centerpieces and arrangements as well, making them the perfect go-to-option for all of your reception needs. However if your heart is set on having real flowers but you'd like to reduce the expense, you could mix real flowers together with the silk flowers in all of your arrangements to save some cash.
Make Your Own Cheap Wedding Flower Arrangements
Do you like to garden or do you have a family member or a friend who was born with a green thumb? If you so, chances are you could ask them for permission to pick flowers from their gardens for your arrangements. You could then get your bridesmaids to help you arrange all of the bouquets and centerpieces you'll be needing. However if you don't have access to a garden, you could always go to your local grocery store or supermarket for cheap wedding flowers.
More times than not, you can find beautiful flowers that will be priced at a fraction of the cost than you would at a florist shop, and the most rewarding thing is that, not only would you have saved a lot of money, but you would have the satisfaction of knowing that you personally personalized all of your arrangements to your liking every step of the way!
It never ceases to amaze me, how beautiful a park can look during the Spring and Summer months with all of the blossoming blooms going on! Take advantage of what nature itself already provides you with by planning an outdoor wedding. You could look into area parks, country clubs, resorts or hotels. Some of these facilities may also include extra flowers in the cost of the venue rental, this will save you money that can be used towards something else. So instead of buying flowers, try obtaining them by finding a location that already has them, the rest would be icing on the cake!
Whether you opt for a Summer or Winter wedding, this golden rule applies. If you want to save money on all of your bouquets and centerpieces, then you must buy flowers that are in season, this in itself will help you to obtain cheap wedding flowers as you'll be bypassing the potentially massive shipping costs to ship flowers from one country to another! If you'd like to learn more about seasonal flowers, you can refer to my article Seasonal Wedding Flower Ideas and Corresponding Meanings for more information.
Without a doubt, flowers are a necessity for enhancing the beauty and overall experience of any wedding ceremony and reception; so whether you choose to use natural or silk flowers doesn't matter, what counts is that your wedding flowers be beautiful in your eyes... and that's all that really counts. You really can't go wrong in using either option.