Flowers are a necessary, but often expensive element of a wedding. They can do wonders to an ordinary church or venue, but their beauty is short-lived and many brides feel like they leave little more than a regrettable hole in their pocket.
What is a bride to do? We put together some helpful pointers for keeping your big day as beautiful as ever without breaking the bank!
1. Limit your flower selection to those that are in season. Below are a list of the most affordable flowers for each month:
January: Bouvardia, Carnation, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Calla Lily,
February: Bouvardia, Carnation, Dahlia, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Calla Lily
March: Carnation, Dahlia, Delphinium, Gladioli, Iris
April: Carnation, Dahlia, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Iris, Rose, Orchid
May: Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Delphinium, Iris, Gladioli, Rose
June: Carnation, Gladioli, Iris, Poppy, Malacambalm
July: Camellia, Carnation, Delphinium, Gladioli, Jonquil, Lily-Asiatic, Poppy
August: Anemone, Blossom, Carnation, Camellia, Jonquil, Poppy, Sweet Pea
September: Anemone, Blossom, Carnation, Gladioli, Iris, Jonquil, Lily-Arum, Poppy, Ranuculus, Sweet Pea
October: Carnation, Gladioli, Chrysanthemum, Lillac, Lily-Arum, Magnolia, Malacabalm, Ranuculus
November: Bouvardia, Carnation, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Iris, Lily-Arum, Lissianthus, Ranuculus, Rose-David Austin
December: Bouvardia, Carnation, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Iris, Jasmine, Lily-Calla
2. Choose a few beautiful, more-expensive flowers, and fill in the rest of your bouquet with less expensive alternatives. Some “filler” examples are:
3. Consider a more simply and romantic approach of a single-flower bouquet. A few great flowers for this are:
Peonies, Dahlia, Magnolia, Protea Flower
You don’t have to sacrifice your budget to give the perfect floral touch to your special day. Happy Wedding Planning!!