While weddings can create stress on the wallet, there are ways to have a beautiful, elegant wedding without spending a fortune. One way in which brides can do this is with flowers, as long as the bride can be a little bit creative.
Choose a Style
The first step in creating centerpieces and bouquets is to decide what kind of flowers you want to have at your wedding. Think about tall and short centerpieces, flower colors, flower types, and style of bouquet. You can have bouquets of any variety, from a tight, round arrangement to a loose arrangment of wild flowers. Google images is a great place to get started looking at different types of wedding bouquets and centerpieces. Simply find a style you like, and try replicating it.
Many florists or craft shops even offer classes on how to create bouquets or centerpieces. Look around online to find one of these stores in your area. Ask your bridesmaids to come along with you and the class can turn into a day of fun! This will also help you out when it comes time to actually create the bouquets and centerpieces for your wedding because your bridesmaids will be able to help create them! The classes may cost a small amount of money, but they will save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Before you can begin work on your wedding flowers, you need to purchase your materials. Ribbon can be purchased at any craft store, and flowers can be purchased at stores such as Sam’s Club. Some florists will also sell bulk flowers to future brides. This is much, much cheaper than purchasing bouquets and centerpieces created by a florist. Buy all of the necessary flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces, but also make sure you buy plenty of greenery. Adding greenery can b very pretty and will also save money by cutting down on the number of flowers you need to fill out your bouquets and centerpieces.
Use the Minimum
Not everyone needs elaborate flowers. For instance, many men could care less about having a boutonniere. Most guests will probably not even notice if you choose to do without this detail. For flower girls, try using a single large flower as her bouquet instead of making her bouquet match the bridesmaids’. With flower girls being small, this tends to work well because the small girl is not overwhelmed by flowers.
Timing is Everything
Flowers can be very finicky, so make sure your timing is right. Purchase the flowers a couple of days before the wedding. You do not want wilted flowers ruining your day! If the flowers look a little sleepy, cut the stems slightly and at an angle and stick them in some water to perk them up. Make sure you have plenty of room in a freezer to store your finished creations. Also make sure you have plenty of time and help devoted to creating your bouquets and centerpieces this close to the big day!
Creating these wedding centerpieces and bouquets can be a lot of fun, and should save you hundreds of dollars. They can turn out beautifully and allow brides to add their own creative, personal touch to her wedding day. Weddings on a budget can be great, as long as you remember to relax, have fun, and show your personal style!