Cut Wedding Flowers Costs

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Wedding flowers can add thousands of dollars to the final cost of the wedding. Just like wedding reception costs, wedding flower costs can get out of hand fairly easily. One of the easiest ways to save money is to use silk flowers in place of the real ones. Not only does it save money, it keeps you from having to worry about keeping them alive.

But if you must have real, fresh flowers, there are still a few things that can help you save a little change. One thing you can do is have your bridesmaids carry a single long stemmed flower. It can be any type of wedding flower you choose like a lily or rose. This could save a good $50 per attendant and if you have a lot of attendants, the savings will really add up.

Another tip is to make sure that your wedding flower is in season during the time of your wedding. Wedding flowers that are out of season tend to be higher in price than usual. Some flowers that are in season all year is the rose, stephanotis, orchid and statice. Some flowers are very limited like the lily of the valley, whose only season is spring and the saponaria whose only season is summer. But if you are in love with a certain flower, you could still use that flower, but not as much. Maybe you can sub some silk versions of your favorite flower along side the real versions.

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Filed under: Decoration — vicky at 11:59 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2006