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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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:
Anemones, daffodils, delphiniums, hyacinths, lilies, peonies, sweet peas and tulips.
Asters, chrysanthemums, daisies, English lavender, forget-me-nots, hydrangea, irises, larkspur, lilies zinnias
Asters, chrysanthemums, dahlias, marigolds, zinnias
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.