Flowers can make even the simplest of weddings look grand, but even this little fact could discourage some couples from splurging on their wedding blooms because flowers are usually perceived to be expensive. While this may be true for some flower varieties–the exotic and the rare, for instance–there are many ways you can buy flowers at pocket-friendly prices, leaving you with more than enough to fund the other aspects of your wedding and even your honeymoon.
To buy your wedding flowers at unbelievably low rates, follow the following tips!
Take advantage of discount codes.
If you haven’t bought anything using discount codes before, now is the best time to do so. Discount codes slash the cost of regularly priced bouquets and even give you access to package deals on wedding flowers from online retailers. This is the fastest and easiest way to make sure you have fresh blooms for your wedding that won’t break the bank, plus you can order without having to leave your home. You can grab discount codes for wedding flowers online at voucher sites. A great place to start is Total Discounts which has regular updates for Bunches voucher codes. This site comes highly recommended providing you are serious about saving!
Many online retailers offer ready-made arrangements that cover the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, centerpieces and other wedding party florals. They have numerous packages and flower varieties to choose from so you’ll be sure to find something to your liking. Some shops even offer price cuts for large orders on top of the discounts you can get from voucher codes.
Discuss your budget limitations with your florist.
Be honest with your florist and let them know your budget limit for flowers. Give them an idea about the color palette and flower varieties you would like to have and let them come up with a bridal package that would meet your needs without going over your budget. A good florist would even suggest alternate blooms you can use to bring the cost of wedding flowers down even further without compromising the look and style you’re going for.
For instance, you may have a particular flower variety in mind for your bouquets, but it’s not locally available. This means you would have to shoulder the cost of transporting it. Your florist would suggest a variety that looks similar to the one you want and is widely available all year round, or suggest a bigger, but cheaper variety that would make the same or more of an impact.
Incorporating foliage, such as lush leaves, would also bring the costs down as these would fill arrangements without sacrificing the overall look. Listen to what the florist would have to say and factor this in when ordering your flowers, and you’ll discover the florist was right.
Purchase fresh cut flowers in bulk.
If you have a little more time before your wedding and are keen on saving money on your bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centerpieces, go the DIY route. Buy flowers in bulk from a floral district or farmer’s market, visit a craft shop for ribbons and other materials for bouquets and get your bridesmaids together for an afternoon of fun arranging your own wedding flowers. It will require some time on your part, but the overall cost is considerably cheaper and you get to have some precious quality time with your bridesmaids before the main event.