How to Save on Wedding Flowers

Dreaming of beautiful blooms for your wedding day but working within a budget? Here, our best tips for a floral-filled celebration that doesn't break the bank.

Ways to Save

Learn flower lookalikes, and trade expensive buds for more affordable varieties, like trading peonies for roses. If you’re really set on a certain flower, considering using it in your bridal bouquet (which will be photographed like crazy) and substituting it in your centerpieces.

Dinner plate dahlias are gorgeous, but a centerpiece filled with dahlias is going to be pricey. Instead, opt for one big bloom and fill up the rest of the centerpiece arrangement with less expensive flowers.

Centerpieces do not need to take an entire table up. We suggest using a vase or bowl, that has no more than a 3" opening. This will cut down on the number of flower stems and foliage you need to use to fill the container nicely.

Buying just a few different flower types will make designing easier while saving you big bucks. Consider sticking to flowers in a similar color scheme or shape for a more cohesive look. If you use fewer varieties of foliage and florals it also takes out the guess work when making the designs. Sometimes less is better.

Bridesmaid bouquets are a great place to save some money. You can have your bride tribe carry long, single-stem flowers like football mum or sunflower, or if you do opt to go the bouquet route, remember that the bride tribe bouquets should always be smaller then the bridal bouquet.

A couple common wedding blooms, by price: $ - chrysanthemum, cosmos, daisies, carnations, alstormeria

$$ - roses, anemones, tulips, ranunculus, hydrangea, lisianthus, snap dragons $$$ - orchids, peonies, lily of the valley, dahlias, garden roses

Contact Flower Bundles we can help you pick the right curated package for your DIY wedding florals.


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