Choosing your wedding flowers can be a daunting task! How do you choose, when there are so many options? Going with your favorite flower(s), can  seem the way to go, but those gorgeous blooms can be very expensive! Here are some tips on how to choose your wedding flowers….without breaking the bank

First, set a realistic flower budget. You are kidding yourself, if you think a $500 floral budget is going to give you the look you saw in that bridal magazine. So what is a realistic budget for flowers? Consider approx. $1000-$1500 as a moderate budget. That should get you flowers for  the Bride & Groom, bridal party,  parents, ceremony, reception & centrepieces

Second, keep an open mind, when choosing your flowers. You should choose your colors, then look at all your options within that theme. If you have your heart set on orchids & calla lilly’s, you may want to bump up that budget.

Trust & allow your floral designer to  make suggestions on using other (gorgeous) flowers, to create that “look” you want. Think about using seasonal flowers, as they would be less expensive. If you do insist on a certin  bloom, use it sparingly. You can still create that lush bouquet, using less of the “feature” flower, by adding in “filler” flowers & greens.

Also, think about your flowers doing double duty. Use your ceremony flowers at your reception. Lining the aisle with floral designs, for that dramatic look, then using them as your centrepieces & the larger designs can be used to flank the head table.

And last…..have a consultation! Don’t ask your floral designer to give you a quote over the phone or via email. If you simply email them, asking for a quote on your flowers, giving them only basic information, you will not get an acurate quote, nor will you get suggestions on how to keep  within your budget. You are doing yourself a dis-service.

I want your Wedding Day to be as beautiful as your are going to be!

If you have a question or comment, please respond below….Happy Planning!

   
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