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  • Planning Your Wedding Flower Budget

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    While your wedding flower budget won’t likely be at the top of the list in terms of overall expenditures for your wedding, there are a number of things to consider.  As with nearly everything related to weddings, the specific flowers, bouquets and centerpieces that are favored at any given time change with the times. In the Victorian era, orange blossoms, either in a headdress or a bouquet were a required accessory for brides. Today, red or white roses are as common at a wedding as lilies and baby’s breath. Of course, you needn’t limit yourself to these type of flowers for your wedding. Nor do you have to follow the latest hip trend, which will more than likely be the most expensive.

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    For more information relating to your wedding flower budget, please be sure to see all of our wedding flower articles.

    Fresh flowers are everywhere at weddings. The bride and bridesmaids normally carry bouquets and sometimes in their hair as well. Most men in weddings wear boutonnieres. The mothers and sometimes grandmothers will generally wear corsages. On top of this, the flower girl’s very job is to carry a flower basket or bouquet. The bottom line here is that flowers are everywhere at weddings!

    However, it’s important to know that this figure can vary quite a bit and depends on how elaborate you get between your ceremony and reception. If your priority is on flowers, you’ll likely spend more.  If not, you can get away with planning a much smaller wedding flower budget.

    There are a number of ways to reduce your wedding flower budget.    One way to do this is to go seasonal! Some flowers, such as roses, baby’s breath, carnations, orchids and calla lilies are available year round and their prices don’t fluctuate much. But, others are much more reasonable. Here are some of the more common wedding flowers and the seasons in which they are available and will ultimately have the smallest impact on you wedding flower budget:

    Spring

    Anemones, daffodils, delphiniums, hyacinths, lilies, peonies, sweet peas and tulips.

    Summer

    Asters, chrysanthemums, daisies, English lavender, forget-me-nots, hydrangea, irises, larkspur, lilies zinnias

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    Asters, chrysanthemums, dahlias, marigolds, zinnias

    Winter

    Amaryllis, anemones, camellias, Casablanca lilies, daffodils, forget-me-nots, hollies, poinsettias, stargazer lilies, sweet peas, tulips

    Nearly all flower prices, and especially roses, go up during the first two weeks of February due to Valentines Day and also may be higher than normal in the two to three weeks prior to Mother’s Day.  Keeping this information in mind could go a long way to keeping your wedding flower budget in check.

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  • Choosing A Stunning Bridal Bouquet

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    If you are operating under a tight wedding budget, you may be thinking that there is no way you’ll be able to afford a stunning bridal bouquet.  If  you are concerned about what your bouquet is going to look like, don’t’ be.  You see, the real cost of a bridal bouquet is tied directly to the labor costs associated with creating it. But – and this is key – the kinds of flowers you choose, along with the size and particular style of your wedding bouquet have a lot to do with the overall cost as well.Learn about how to keep your wedding flower budget under control.

    Here are the top 7 you’ll likely want to choose from:wedding-flowers

    1. Biedermeier

    This is a type of nosegay that is made up of concentric circles of several different types of flowers. The circles give the bouquet somewhat of a striped or bull’s-eye look. Because of the kinds of flowers used in this bridal bouquet, it tends to be a bit more expensive.

    2. Cascade

    This type of bridal bouquet looks like a waterfall of flowers and greenery. The flowers in this type of bouquet can be varied or all the same type. This style works best with more formal gowns and brides that are on the taller side. Labor costs with this type of bouquet make this a more expensive choice.

    3. Composite

    This type of bridal bouquet employs a technique in which flowers or their petals are wired together on a single stem. this creates the look that it’s one large blossom. Pricing depends on the number of flowers chosen as it will impact the labor cost.

    4. Hand Tied

    This bridal bouquet has a bunch of flowers tied or wired together, or even anchored in a holder of some type. This style is usually the most inexpensive.

    5. Nosegay

    This consists of a cluster of blooms which are all of the same length. They are gathered to form a round bouquet and are normally bound with ribbon or lace. This style tends to be on the less expensive side, but can make a great bridal bouquet.

    6. Pomander

    This is simply a ball covered with blossoms and is carried by a ribbon. This type of bouquet is normally carried by child attendants. They can cost anywhere between $25 and $75.7.cinnamon-citrus-bridal-bouquet-elegant-wedding-flowers-color-palettes

    Posy

    This bouquet is simply a small nosegay. Posies are generally quite inexpensive because they don’t require as many flowers as some of the other bouquets.Keep in mind that it’s not “mandatory” that you carry a bridal bouquet.

    It’s simply a matter of personal preference.  I hope that with the information provided in this article, you don’t go without one simply because you feel a bridal bouquet is out of your price range.  As you can see, you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to having a truly stunning bridal bouquet without breaking your wedding flower budget.