Smart Ways to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

By: The Budget Savvy Bride
| Published:
January 31, 2023

No matter what your wedding priorities are, there are multiple ways you can cut back on costs for any aspect of a wedding day. When it comes to wedding flowers, there are several unique strategies outlined below that will allow you to have beautiful wedding flowers on a budget. From renting silk flowers, sharing arrangements with other couples, and/or being strategic in your choices, you can pull off a lovely floral look for less!

1. Use fresh flowers sparingly.

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Using fewer fresh flowers can be a great way to save on your wedding flower costs. By reducing the number of fresh flower arrangements, you will spend less money on the total cost of your wedding flowers. Instead of huge ceremony aisle and altar arrangements, a simple garland or altar arrangement makes a statement without a huge expense.

2. DIY your wedding flowers

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If you are creative and crafty, consider doing DIY wedding flowers. This will require a lot of work, but it can be a great way to save on floral costs. You can buy bulk flower supplies online or at local wholesale stores and use those pieces to create your own unique arrangements for the ceremony and reception. Or you could work with a guided DIY flower company, such as Bloom Culture Flowers, to get a step-by-step roadmap for arranging your own wedding flowers.

3. Choose in-season flowers

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One of the best ways to save on your wedding flower costs is to choose blooms that are in season. Seasonal flowers are typically cheaper and more readily available, meaning you’ll have an easier time finding and buying them for your wedding day. Plus, seasonal flowers will look much better since they’re not subjected to long shipping journeys to get to your doorstep.

4. Use inexpensive filler flowers like baby’s breath and greenery

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Using inexpensive filler flowers like baby’s breath and greenery can be a great way to reduce the cost of your wedding flowers without sacrificing beauty. The use of these filler flowers is a popular choice among brides, as they offer a full, lush look while also being incredibly budget-friendly. Baby’s breath, in particular, has been used for centuries in bouquets and arrangements, making it a timeless choice for wedding flowers.

5. Reuse bouquets as centerpieces for your reception

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You can save money by reusing your bouquets as centerpieces for your wedding reception. This is a great way to make the most of your floral budget and get more out of each stem you purchase. Keep in mind that you may need to adjust the bouquet size or add additional filler flowers for them to work as standalone centerpieces.

6. Rent silk wedding flower arrangements

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Using silk flowers is a great way to get the look of fresh florals without the hefty price tag. Silk flowers are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer a realistic look and feel while also being more affordable than real blooms. There are even companies that specialize in faux floral arrangements for rent, such as Something Borrowed Blooms, which has over a dozen collections to choose from.

7. Use fresh for your wedding party and skip the flowers decor

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If you are looking for ways to cut back on wedding flower costs, consider skipping flowers as part of your decor and sticking with fresh arrangements for the wedding party. This will reduce the overall cost of your flowers while still allowing you to enjoy gorgeous bouquets and corsages on your special day.

8. Opt for simple arrangements

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Opting for simpler arrangements is another great way to save money on your wedding flowers. Instead of elaborate centerpieces, opt for a single flower in simple vases or a few stems of wildflowers in mason jars. This will keep costs down while still adding a touch of elegance and beauty to the overall look of your decor.

9. Share your wedding flowers with another couple getting married the same weekend

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You can save money on wedding flowers by sharing your arrangements with another couple getting married the same weekend. This could be a great option if you are both planning a similar style of wedding and have similar ideas for flower arrangements. You should also make sure to coordinate in advance so that each couple gets the exact look they want without any discrepancies. Try connecting with other couples in your local area via a local wedding Facebook group or wedding planning community.

Looking for more tips to save money on a wedding? Check out more from The Budget Savvy Bride!

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