How To Get The Wedding Flowers That Say "I Do" Without Breaking Your Budget
There are many types of brides in the world of weddings flowers but over the years of running the Best Buds Flower Co in Edmonton, we have more commonly seen the following three types. The first bride likes to comparison shop and seeks out ways to save money. She may ultimately go with a cheaper florist but end up with disappointing results. Another bride knows exactly what type of flower arrangements she wants but decides to go it alone and typically ends up spending more money than necessary due to her lack of experience when it comes to dealing with bridal flowers.
According to Best Buds Flower Co. owner Kimberly Wagil, the third way to approach wedding planning is by far the best. “My suggestion is to choose a Wedding flower consultant that you feel comfortable with personally and professionally, but one that can also work within your budget. I think those two factors go hand in hand.”
You may think that a wedding flower consultant is out of your budget range, but in fact, it is likely just the opposite. You see, by hiring a professional, you are likely to get more value from the wedding flower budget that you have available. Many times we meet with brides who have a mobile device full of Pinterest pins, bookmarked blog posts or a scrapbook of wedding magazine photos that look all look amazing but may not realistically be within their budget allowance.
Perhaps the flowers are more expensive than she expects, or they may not be in season currently - meaning they will need to be sourced from another location that is more costly and due to transit time may not be as fresh as they should be.
As experienced wedding consultants, we listen to your dreams and the aspirations you have for your wedding, learn about your style and personality and take into account your budget that then allows us to create gorgeous, modern flower arrangements to suit your wedding theme, whether its formal, rustic or casual. We never settle for just average, after all, this is one of the most important days in your life and average just won't do.
One way to save some money on your wedding flowers includes substituting one type of flower for another. Many flowers resemble one another and will give you the same look and feel without the expense, so you may save on your budget simply by substituting peonies for roses for instance. The best approach is to give us your suggestions based on your style and palette and let us select the blooms that make the most sense based on your budget. You can also save your “must have” flowers for the bouquets, but use a similar flower for the venue décor, or perhaps re-purposing the bridesmaid’s bouquets for reception centerpieces.
Another great way to reduce your budget is by staying local and seasonal; this will not only guarantee the freshest blooms, but the stems will be less costly as well. Picking from widely available, year-round blossoms, such as roses or calla lilies and orchids and selecting fewer varieties of foliage and florals in the arrangements can all help reduce down the budget.
While staying within your budget is important, you do not want to gamble with your wedding flowers, which are a very visible and defining aspect of your special day