As your wedding day approaches one of the most important things that you need to plan is the myriad of wedding flowers that will be needed at the wedding ceremony and reception.
Buttonaires for the men, bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, centerpieces and arrangements all need to be carefully planned and coordinated to give just the right look to your wedding day.
Once you add up the cost of the flowers and the price of arranging and delivering the finished wedding flowers to the place of your ceremony and reception, the cost can be staggering.
In fact, the average cost for wedding flowers can easily approach $2,000.00 or more nationwide. A majority of that cost is the fee charged by a professional florist to make up the wedding bouquets and wedding flower arrangements.
If this seems ridiculous, it is !
How to create your own wedding flowers without a high priced florist
Taking a stand against exorbitant wedding flower costs is one thing, but what's the alternative? Many brides are opting to bypass florists and make their own wedding flowers. It's not rocket science but you have to make a plan, get some information and source your wedding flowers.
Here's a few tips.
o Get a book on wedding flower arrangements. Look through the photos and styles and pick the type of flowers and arrangements that fit the theme and time of year for your wedding.
o Buy some flowers locally and practice making arrangements and bouquets until you achieve the look that you want.
o Find a local grower in your area that you can buy your wedding flowers from directly. This will save you a lot of money as you will be bypassing the middleman and the retailer who marks the flowers up and pockets the difference
Considering the fact that an average wedding can easily cost more than $26,0000, it really makes sense to create your own professional looking wedding flowers without sending your florist on a trip to Hawaii ! Hey, you're the one that's getting married, the money you save could send you and your new hubby on a honeymoon you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Consider making your own wedding flowers and buying the flowers direct from a grower. You will be adding a very personal touch to your wedding and saving a lot of money as well.