Sunday, March 18, 2012

Part 2: 25 Ways to Save on Your Wedding Flowers

As promised, we have more tips to help you save money when deciding on wedding flowers. There are so many creative ways to make your day special without breaking the bank. Happy planning!!!!!

11. Choose your florist according to the range of props they offer. If you have a tall glass vase or a vintage candelabra in mind for your big day, its cheaper to rent them from your florist rather than buy them yourself.

12. To enhance your reception flowers, place centerpieces on a mirror base and surround with votive candles. The reflecting, flickering light will make any arrangement seem bigger, more oppulent and more dramatic.

13. Use larger flowers to fill containers for less. Placing a vase with small blooms, like spray roses, would require so many stems that it could become costly; whereas, you may only use two or three stems of a fluffy flower, such as hydrangea.

14. Do not clutter the tables. There is no need to over-complicate things by adding costly accessories to your displays. If you are on a buget, it is best to keep things simple. Chic designs always look better than cluttered arrangements anyway.

15. Instead of flowers, use candles in alternating heights with petals and floating candles. You can purchase cylinders and other glass types from Ikea ( Ask your florist to add a band of rhinestones to the cylinders to add bling. This is a modern and clean look.

16. Choose seasonal flowers that are grown locally. These normally cost much less tha flying in exotic blooms from abroad.

17. If you have your heart set on an expensive bloom, like a peony or orchid, use it sparingly. Create your bouquet with these premium blooms and you will feel as if you are surrounded by them the entire day.

18. Focus on having a wow-factor arrangement. "One big statement display will have more impact - and prove less costly - than placing lots of small insignificant arrangements arround".

19. Customize your own containers to reduce costs. Cover inexpensive containers with decorative art paper, scrap paper, wrapping paper or even wall paper.

20. For a more organic look, use fruit and vegetables as centerpieces. A collection of one type of fruit, such as lemon, peaches, plums or artichoke, in a clear bowl will look stunning. To complete the centerpiece, add small blooms or foliages sparingly throughout the display.

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