Having beautiful flowers at your wedding needn’t cost you a fortune. Talk to florists about your ideas for your wedding. Show them pictures of your dress, accessories and take pictures of flowers which you like to show them.
The more they understand about your personal taste and preferences the better they will be able to advise you. Ask to see photos of their recent work, particularly if any are at the same venue you have chosen. Their advice will usually be free and they should be able to make good suggestions to suit your budget for cheap wedding flowers.
Try to choose flowers which are in season and produced locally
To keep costs down you may consider doing some of the wedding flowers yourself or asking a friend or relative to help. Most local colleges will run courses in flower arranging. Another way of reducing your floristry bill is to supply flowers for the wedding party only.
Avoiding exotic flowers and instead choosing flowers which are in season (possibly UK grown and locally produced) will also help to keep costs down. Mix pinecones, berries and other foliage or non-floral decorations to fill out bouquets rather than using lots of flowers which may be more expensive.
Be aware that if your wedding is close to specific dates such as Valentines Day or Mother’s Day the cost of flowers will likely be more expensive. A good place to buy cheap wedding flowers is from local markets or you could use home-grown flowers from yours or someone else’s garden.
Large bouquets are expensive not only because of the volume of flowers and foliage but also because of the time taken to create them. They can be very heavy to carry and can also hide a large proportion of your dress. Opting for a smaller hand-tied boquet or even carrying single stems are ways of having cheap wedding flowers which look classy
Likewise, the brides attendants, flower girls etc could have smaller bouquets, wrist corsages, or perhaps wear flowers in their hair. This saves the flowers being dropped, damaged or lost somewhere before the ceremony and also leaves their hands free to hold the brides bouquet or dress etc.