How to Save Money on Wedding Day Flowers
Flowers add a delicate, fresh, and lively touch to a wedding day, but they can be costly. Sure, it’s only one day of your life, but it’s also arguably one of the more important ones. So, to make sure you’ve got the beautiful blooms you’ve been dreaming about without overdoing your budget, here are three tips to keep in mind, so you can keep money in the bank.
Did you know you can rent out your flowers, or rent someone else’s? Yep, it’s a concept, thanks to services like Bloomerent, and it could save you thousands (though that depends on your original budget). It’s simple: select a participating florist, book them, and then the website puts your flowers up for rent. If another bride shares your style and decides to rent your flowers, you’ll get 10 percent of your payment back. Flowers are collected after your wedding and ferried to the next event, and that bride can save 40 to 60 percent off a traditional price. Save money and be kind to the environment. It’s win-win.
It’s good to have an idea of the color palette and style that you love, but in terms of specifics, be open-minded! More expensive arrangements can result from a very narrow vision, so run wild with the mood boards, but have a conversation with your florist on how you can both honor the style you’re going for while not spending tens of thousands on centerpieces that won’t see tomorrow. You’d be surprised—many flowers may fit the color palette and style you are envisioning that weren’t the flowers you had in mind.
This might be obvious, but big flowers take up more space. Therefore, you won’t need as many to put together a bouquet or centerpiece. If you can, also try to stick to just one or two types of flowers. Ordering in bulk is usually less costly. And lastly, think about the placement of your florals and stick to key areas, relying on larger blooms to take up space and make a statement where it counts.