Fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to any wedding day and fresh does not have to cost a fortune. The experts at Interflora share five ways your florist can maximise the budget you have available for flowers
1. Keep it simple
Creating impact with your wedding decorations does not necessarily mean having to have masses of flowers overflowing from urns. There are plenty of ways your florist can be creative with a small number of flower stems – all they need is your theme and your budget and the challenge is set!
2. Think green
There are ways to minimise the actual flower content without compromising on overall impact. So if you want a large overflowing hand-tied bouquet without the large price tag look at what foliage and sundries you can use in addition to your favourite key stems.
3. Keep them moving
Another top tip is to move the arrangements from the church or ceremony room to the reception rather than creating new ones. Two venues for the price of one leaving more to spend on the bridal bouquet and the bridemaids.
4. Stick to seasonal
There are some flowers that are very specific to certain times of the year, in particular some spring and summer varieties. Often these can be obtained out of season from other parts of the world, but the price per stem increases dramatically as a result.
5. Be flexible
The best advice we saved until last. Be as open-minded as possible on the exact flower varieties you are looking for. Share your style and the look you are after with your florist and let them make recommendations of how best to create similar bouquets and arrangements within the budget you have available.
The Interflora wedding bouquets and arrangements pictured are designed to order to showcase the creativity of Interflora’s expert wedding florists and to provide ideas and inspiration for brides-to-be. Visit interflora.co.uk/weddings to see more, as well as to search for a trusted Interflora florist closest to your home or venue. Prices for Interflora wedding designs are dependent upon individual briefs and consultations.