Weddings can be very expensive and they take a lot of time to plan. From the food to the dress, from the reception to the flowers, you need to save as much money as you possibly can. It’s not wise to skimp on getting the perfect gown but you can save a ton of cash on DIY wedding flowers.
A florist is in the business to make money and can cost you a lot. Not only are you paying for the flowers but also paying the price of the vases, containers, the driver to deliver them, the gas and the employees. This means a huge markup onto the wholesale cost. However, if you are creative and craftsy, you just might be able to make your own flowers and save yourself a whole lot of cash.
Get Ideas From Magazines
Magazines are a great source of inspiration. This can help you to decide on a particular theme and color. You might also want to consider buying a guide to flower arranging. You could also check out YouTube for any tutorials, tips and tricks.
Use a tall glass vase to display gladiolas in. This makes a great table centerpiece for the reception. You could also use it on the alter at the church for the ceremony. Roses in a low vase with rose petals surrounding it will work if you want a lower arrangement for your centerpiece. It doesn’t even have to be roses as these can be expensive. Try using daisies, mums or carnations instead. Just try to find whatever suits your budget.
Before you do the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets, do the table centerpieces and the alter arrangements first. They take longer to do.
Clean off the thorns and leaves of roses and you will have a simple but beautiful bridal bouquet. Grab a few roses and then slowly begin adding one at time. Be sure that you position them so they naturally curve. Your bouquet should be rounded. As you place roses around, you can gently pull down on them as you go around. The outer roses will slope down, while the center should be the tallest.
If you don’t want to go all out for fresh flowers, you can prepare way ahead of time with fake flowers. You can be sure that the flowers will be ready long before the big day. You can get the same results with the options available. If you do decide to go with fresh flowers, just be sure that everything is done the day before. Keep your arrangements in a cool room in a vase with water and flower preservative. If they haven’t opened up yet, you need to put them in a warmer room. As long as you have everything ready the day before, there will be no surprises and if something does go wrong, you can still replace them.
DiY wedding flowers can save you a lot of cash although it will take some time, so be sure you have plenty of help and turn it into a great way to spend time with your family and friends, while allowing them to be a part of your big day.