Flowers at your ceremony and your reception are an integral part of a beautiful wedding, but they can cost thousands of dollars. You can have fabulous flowers and remain on a budget.
If you’re buying the flowers through a florist order flowers that will be in season. Daffodils are beautiful and not very expensive in the spring but horrendously priced at other times of year. Roses, carnations and mums are year round flowers usually reasonably priced.
Be flexible on your color choice. Yellow and white are the most common flower colors, followed by red. Blue is rare, as is purple. True black in nature doesn’t exist. If you have got to have black, use silk flowers. You can mix silk flowers with real ones as long as the silks are small flowered.
Florist prices depend on the variety of the flower, how many flowers and how long it takes to make the arrangement. The simpler the arrangement, the less time they have to spend on it, the less expensive the arrangements. If you have got to have exotic flowers like orchids, place one stem in a tall slender vase. You’ll get the glamour at a lesser cost. You can use oriental lilies the same way. Usually there are three flowers on each stem. Place one stem in each narrow tall vase.
To keep your flower costs to a minimum don’t use a florist. Grocery stores these days have a fabulous assortment of blossoms and bouquets. And they come in a variety of colors. If you want an arrangement for each table at your reception, buy an inexpensive glass vase and a bunch of flowers from the grocer. Place flowers in vase and you’re done. If the colors are of paramount importance you can talk to the flower manager to see what she/he has ordered for the week of your wedding. You can then have the correct color bouquets saved just for you.