Flowers are naturally beautiful, and many people use them to enhance their wedding or add a pop of color to their dinner tables at the reception hall. A beautiful bouquet of flowers is truly a work of art, but if you’re not careful, it’s easy for flowers to take up more of your budget than you anticipated. In today’s blog, we share some tips for maximizing your wedding floral budget and dazzling your guests with your floral displays.
Most people do not have a lot of experience ordering flowers for their wedding, bouquets for their bridesmaids or floral boutonnieres for their groomsmen. This is perfectly fine, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to develop a budget and a plan to maximize your floral arrangements. Here are some tips for doing just that.
1. Set A Budget
You’ll want to start working towards a floral budget early on in the process. You may have no idea how much flowers cost, which is why you’ll want to consult with one or two florists in your area. They can give you some pricing options based on your visions, and they can explain some of the ways couples work to stay within a budget. Start thinking about floral pieces you absolutely want and which ones you’d be fine skipping if brought up by your florist.
2. Go With Bigger Blooms
When ordering bouquets or centerpieces for your wedding, consider going with bigger blooms. You’ll need fewer flowers if they are bigger, and that cuts down on the amount and the variety of flowers your florist will need to order. Ask your florist about bigger blooms in specific colors that you are interested in and land on some options that reduce the total amount of flowers you’ll need.
Bridesmaid bouquets look great during pictures and when everyone is walking down the aisle, but after the ceremony they oftentimes don’t serve a purpose. Instead of just letting them sit on the head table until the end of the night, plan ways to repurpose them and add to the beauty of your venue. Use some as centerpieces or as a compliment to your dessert table. We’ve helped utilize bouquets into venue decor, and we can share some more ways to specifically repurpose some floral arrangements into your big day.
4. Let The Florist Create
Instead of micromanaging every detail of the flowers, give some basic ideas to the florist and let their professionalism and creativity come to life. Know that some flowers are expensive, especially out of season, so don’t be overly strict with your desires if you want to make it easier to stay within budget. Florists oftentimes prefer creating within a budget instead of trying to bring to life something specific that someone has in their head without consideration of cost. Tell your florist your budget and ask how they would work to create amazing floral arrangements within that range.
5. Work With A Production Team
At Entourage Events Group, we have a division of our production company that focuses solely on event design and decor. We can work with your florist and the couple to use our decorations and stylings to match and accentuate floral arrangements. You can spend a lot less on flowers when you let a production team help style and decorate the reception hall with their bevy of stylings and furniture pieces that compliment your floral arrangements.
To learn more about how our team can work with your florist to create an eye-appealing venue that showcases your floral arrangements, reach out to the team at Entourage Events Group today.