3 Ways to Keep Your Floral Budget Low

Hey all! I heard all of the time… “Kathryn… I love flowers and want them at my wedding, but I cannot afford them everywhere. How can I use my money wisely?” Well… Let me help you with that 🙂

This blog post will hopefully help you find ways to keep costs low.

  1. Guest list. A smaller guest list allow more floral dĂ©cor opportunities. Sometimes it does come down to numbers and logic. If you are trying to put flowers on every table with 300 guests… well that’s a lot more than trying to provide for a 150 guest wedding.
  2. Bridal party size. Keep your bridal party small! You can spend hundreds of dollars on your bridesmaids bouquets alone! Skip that cost. Yes, it is more traditional, but why not only have one person standing up with you but invite your close friends to sit by you during dinner? That would be a way to honor them without the added bridesmaids bouquets everywhere.
  3. Seasonality. Pick flowers that are in your season! When you are requesting flowers, the best and most affordable flowers will be those in season! Asking for out-of-season flowers can cost up to 60% more than in season flowers. Talk to your florist to see what is available during your wedding day!

Hopefully this helps you make your floral decisions.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

-Kathryn

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Floral Designer and Flower Gardener

It’s about more than hiring someone to hold a create a bouquet and a few centerpieces. Wedding floral design is about carefully crafting and capturing the beauty of you and your significant other in a way that beautifully tells the story of your love.

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