For many people, wedding flowers are one of the most important parts of a wedding and one of the hardest things to plan for. They are responsible for bringing decoration, color, and incredible aromas to a reception and wedding flowers alone can turn a dull, plain wedding into an extravagant and unforgettable affair. For beginners, it can be very confusing to pick the perfect ones to match your theme and what you are looking for in your wedding and it can also be surprising to learn just how much they can cost.
One of the best ways to incorporate affordable flowers into your budget is to try and choose flowers that are in season. These are often much more available which means that they end up costing far less for many bride-to-be’s. If you are in love with a certain flower that doesn’t happen to be in season then you can still opt to incorporate them, but just make sure that they are not the main wedding flowers that are used for the big day.
It is very important to choose the right flowers for the season that you are getting married in. That is the best way to make sure that your theme fits in with the surroundings, and there are a number of seasonal accents that you can use to really bring out the season, including:
Berries, acorns, branches, and leaves in the fall.
White lights, ornaments, white branches, and crystals can be used with many different flowers for a winter wedding.
Butterflies, blooming branches, wheat grass for a spring wedding.
Lemons, limes, grapes, seashells, sand, peaches for a summer wedding.
No matter what type of wedding flowers you choose, you want to make sure that your arrangements are proportionate with the space where your wedding is taking place. For instance, if you are having a small intimate wedding then there is no need for large arrangements, but you may need such arrangements if your wedding venue has large ceilings and a lot area to cover and decorate. The good news is that large doesn’t always have to mean expensive, and something such as a calla lily in a large vase can look incredibly beautiful and take up space well.
You can also save a lot of money when it comes to wedding flowers by reusing certain arrangements. You can use the bridal bouquets on the tables at the reception and even have the flowers used on the wedding arch adorn the mantelpiece or used as a centerpiece for the head table. Creativity can go a long way with flowers and in terms of saving money.
It is very important that you do a lot of research and all of your homework when it comes to wedding flowers. Browse around, look through magazines, and contact a number of florists to find out which you are most interested in. You can even look at paint samples at a hardware store to get an idea of which colors you love, and then incorporate those colors from everything including your invitations, decorations, and wedding favors.