15 Creative Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers
Your wedding is a day to indulge in all your floral fantasies. But there is that little matter of budget—and the fact that flowers can be gobsmackingly expensive. No fear, ladies: We pored through dozens of real-girl nuptials to bring you 15 exceedingly dreamy and budget-friendly floral ideas.
TRY SINGLE STEM ARRANGEMENTS
Minimalist bride? This less-is-more approach is very chic.
...OR A SINGLE VARIETY BOUQUET
With one foolproof floral, you might consider buying blooms wholesale and DIY’ing yourself, which saves big-time on labor costs.
RECONSIDER FAUX FLORALS
Psst: This bride got her wedding “blooms” for a dime at a local Hobby Lobby. And honestly? They look amazing.
WORK FOR FLORIST CREDIT
Here’s an outside-the-box idea: Side hustle for a local florist in the months leading up to your wedding in order to earn credit—like this super-savvy bride did.
STICK TO GREENERY
Greenery is typically much less expensive than blooms, and for extra savings, buy greens at cost and DIY them, like this talented bride did.
CREATE DRAMA WITH BABY’S BREATH
This inexpensive filler flower packs a lot of punch—and looks so very wedding-appropriate by virtue of its lacy quality.
TRY ESCORT CARDS INSTEAD OF TABLE ARRANGEMENTS
These guys are super easy to DIY and double as lovely little wedding favors.
CONSIDER BUD VASE CENTERPIECES
With a tight budget, try micro versions of your dream arrangements. (They’re no less charming.)
OPT FOR LOCAL AND SEASONAL
The less distance your blooms have to travel, the more affordable they will be. (E.g.: The late summer wildflowers at your local nursery will be a wallet-savvy choice.)
TOP TABLES WITH FLAT LAID GREENS
Ferns, fronds, eucalyptus—it’s all gorgeous and it’s all pretty darn affordable.
CONSIDER HOOP BOUQUETS
Fact: This whimsical trend actually requires very little material.
BORROW POTTED PLANTS FOR YOUR CEREMONY
Ask your friends and family first—then try asking about rentals at local nurseries.
…AND EVEN YOUR TABLETOP
We swoon for mini myrtle topiary.
LOAD UP ON BALLOONS
Table runners, garlands, you name it. (With statement balloons doing the decor heavy work, you can scale back on pricey florals without sacrificing wow factor.)
SERVE DINNER FAMILY-STYLE
With dishes taking up lots of tabletop real estate, you’ll have less room—and need—for florals. Food as décor? We’re all about it.