Five Crafty, Eye-Catching, Money-Saving Floral Ideas
Choosing ﬂorals for your wedding involves a number of considerations. The tips below are meant to help simplify the ﬂoral design process, make sure your ﬂoral aesthetics are on point, and possibly save you a few extra bucks!
Make sure your floral arrangements are a good match for your room(s). Familiarize yourself with the venue and its existing color palette, as this can greatly impact your floral and décor design and color. You may have your heart set on lavender and white floral arrangements with silver accents, but if your art deco-inspired venue features burnt orange and gold accents throughout the room, your floral arrangements may be more of a distraction rather than an attraction.
Be sure to take inspiration photos with you to show your florist, whether they are online, printed, or via Prepaired. Keep an open mind when meeting with your florist. It can be quite costly and sometimes a bit unrealistic for a florist to recreate an exact replica of a floral arrangement you love. The flowers may not be in season, or the arrangements you have been obsessing over actually fall way outside of your budget. A knowledgeable florist will be able to use your photos as an inspirational springboard to create floral pieces that match your style and budget.
Consider having tall and short arrangements for your centerpieces.
Consider having tall and short arrangements for your centerpieces. Having varying heights will give more dimension and depth to an otherwise simple room. Plus, short centerpieces can be less expensive (depending on the design), thus saving you a few more dollars.
Have your florist repurpose your ceremony florals for cocktail hour and reception. It’ll help keep costs down!
Here are some ideas:
Repurpose the welcome table arrangement on your escort card table or on the bar (if there is enough room).
Repurpose aisle arrangements on the cake and/or dessert table.
Reuse any altar/Chuppah floral décor for the sweetheart table or stage.
Use two ballroom centerpieces to flank the beginning of the aisle for extra “flare” for the ceremony.
Pin spot your ﬂoral arrangements.
Pin spots are beams of light that highlight centerpieces, making them appear like they are “glowing.” They can make a huge difference and create a soft and romantic ambiance in an otherwise dark room.
Double pin spotting will properly illuminate your tall arrangements. If you only use one pin spot, you risk having one side of your centerpiece in the dark. Since the average floral arrangement is around $200, wouldn’t you want to make sure it’s not sitting in the dark? One pin spot is usually enough for shorter arrangements.