For many brides, when it comes to flowers for the wedding, it all seems so foreign and confusing. Rather than stress over what to and what not to buy, we have put several valuable tips together for you, which will help you save money, time, and effort.
Making Your Own
If you want to do something special with your maid of honor and bridesmaids, why not make your own flower arrangements. You could plan a special day where all of you get together and use your creative skills. Typically, if ou will be making your own flowers, you should plan to start about four to six months out.
First, you can generally save money when you buy from local florists or wholesalers. Often, even buying from a local retail store will be a benefit over buying from a company you do not know. However, the wholesaler is definitely your best bet in that you will not be paying for overhead and other unnecessary expenses.
The Right Flowers
With literally thousands of choices from which to choose, you can be as colorful and creative as you like. The main thing is that you want flowers that will complement your wedding colors and theme, as well as your personality. For example, if you will have a classic and traditional wedding, then roses mixed with gardenias and a touch of greenery would be gorgeous. On the other hand, if you prefer a natural approach, then daisies, tulips, and daffodils accented with babys breath makes an excellent arrangement. If you want pure sophistication, then something like Bird of Paradise would be amazing.
Working With a Budget
Just remember that working with a budget does not mean sacrificing quality and beauty. The key is to choose flowers that are inexpensive yet pretty. Great choices would include daisies and carnations. Both of these flower types come in various colors. Additionally, they are commonly grown and easy to find.
If you will be working with a florist, make sure you choose one that has experience with flowers but also with weddings. You also want a florist that will listen to your preferences and do everything in his or her power to incorporate them into the floral design.