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The Cheapest Ways To Do Wedding Flowers

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If you’ve never looked at the cost of wedding flowers, you may be surprised at just how expensive they are. While florists put lots of effort and skill into curating perfect weddings flowers and their pricing is completely justified, brides on a tighter budget may well be looking for a thriftier alternative. This post will take a look at some of the cheapest ways to do wedding flowers.

Cheapest Ways To Do Wedding Flowers

If you’re looking for perfection in flowers on your wedding, hiring a florist is probably the best way to go. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, you could try one of these DIY options instead.

One thing I will say that it is while DIYing parts of your wedding saves cash, it can be quite stressful and is definitely something I found with my own wedding – we took on far too much to save money and the stress was not worth it!

I would advise prioritising where you want to save and look at the skills you have or friends and family have who can help out with a few small DIY projects.

The Cheapest Ways To Do Wedding Flowers

 Cheapest Ways To Do Wedding Flowers: Artificial Flowers

Artificial flowers are something I actually chose for my own wedding. As someone who suffers from a severe pollen allergy, I didn’t want to take any chances when it came to getting poorly on our special day.

We actually went for a combination of both real and artificial flowers, keeping the real flowers to very simple and cheap using baby’s breath and lavender. I was lucky that my florist was able to provide the artificial bouquets as well as the flowers for the tables.

However, creating artificial flower bouquets is something you can do yourself and relatively cheaply too. Flowers can be purchased from places like B&M and the Range and you can also buy readymade bouquets if you want to keep things really simple.

Using an artificial bouquet has other benefits too. It can be kept as a keepsake after your wedding and displayed in your home if you wish. I’ve also seen brides complain that their fresh flowers wilted quickly on a hot day after being held for several hours.

Another benefit is you can fill your artificial bouquets with any flowers you like, even ones that are out of season. If you’re worried about the idea of using too much plastic, flowers could be made from materials like cotton or hessian.

Brooch Boquet

If you’re someone who isn’t keen on the idea of a flower bouquet then a brooch bouquet may be an option instead. While they can be tricky to make, there are plenty of Youtube tutorials showing exactly what to do.

If you’re a fan of buying second-hand then searching out lots of different broaches to use can be fun and could be a way to incorporate various family members into your bouquet too. As with artificial flowers, a broach bouquet makes a lovely keepsake and is allergy-friendly too.

 Cheapest Ways To Do Wedding Flowers: Grow Your Own

If you’re a fan of wildflowers then growing your own could be an option if you or a family member has space. I think this style of flowers particularly suits a summer, outdoorsy type of wedding.

Do bear in mind that’ll you’ll need to coordinate your wedding date with when the flowers will be in bloom and things like late frost or a very wet summer can affect how well the flowers grow. You may want to have a back-up plan just in case!

Thrifty Supermarket Flowers

Another option could be to leave your flowers to the last minute and head to the supermarket to purchase all your bouquets. This isn’t without its risks though – they may not have the style or type of flowers you want or there may not be enough in the same colours to match your theme.

It’s also a big undertaking for the morning of your wedding so if at all possible ask someone else to do it for you!