April 9, 2012

Finding Ways to Lower Flower Costs

If you are planning a wedding in the next year, then you have learned just how expensive the flowers for the wedding are going to be. There are a few things that you can do to cut down on the costs of this essential decoration while not taking anything away from your wedding. Ideas ranging from using dried flower petals to changing your venue slightly can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

The first way to be able to save a large sum of money is to call all of your local flower shops and see if you can stop by once a day or even once a week to pick up any of their fallen flower petals. These petals dry very nicely and can be used for anything from the flowers that are placed on the path in the church, to the decorations in the form of baskets or potpourri. This is often a free alternative that will include amazing colors, textures, and smells. The possible uses of these dried petals are nearly endless, and limited only by your imagination.

The second way you can potentially save a good sum of money is to consider different venues that would not require extra flowers be purchased. Think for example, using someone’s backyard that is a superior green thumb. This will put you in the middle of a gorgeous backdrop that will have all of the floral decorations included. You could also look toward a park or other type of outdoor venues. You could have an outdoor wedding in the fall with the colors in the trees, or you could be outside in the snow during winter, with holiday lights being the main focus for decorations. Some people even consider using holidays as their venue so alternative decorations can take up the space. Think about how much fun you could have with everyone in costume for a Halloween wedding!

You can easily steer clear of hefty floral costs if you just use your imagination a bit and think outside of the box. There are alternatives out there that can make a wedding much less costly while still making it look spectacular. Just take the time to find out what alternatives you and your potential spouse are willing to use, and go from there. You might be surprised at what your imagination can come up with when you take saving money into account.

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