We all have special events in our lives, isn’t it? And when it comes to the most special day, also known as the wedding day, you don’t want to take any risk. You want that day to be the most beautiful day of your life. And how can we forget flowers on that day? After all, they are the symbol of love. No doubt that is the day you should be making everything special, but are you going to spend all of your savings on a single day? What would you do with the life ahead? When it comes to money, you can’t deny that saving is the most realistic part of having money and that is what decides how smart or how careless you are.
Here, we have collected 10 ways to save money while staying special on your special day. Give a read to the text below:
- Be aware of your budget:
You will not have a successful life unless you quit fantasizing unicorns! You should be aware of your budget and deciding accordingly. Of course, you are not dedicating 90% of your wedding budget to flowers only. Here is a good rule of thumb for that. Take out 15% of your budget and decide to spend it on flowers, decorations, and visuals. This is how you will have a good-looking venue with a smart budget plan.
- Be a flower manager of your day, yourself:
If you can arrange the flowers by yourself, this is a good opportunity to save money. You can save expenditures for florists or designers. You can also ask a friend, a family member, or any trusted person to do it for you. Just make sure that a person must be able to do money saving and have the same approach to the dealings as you. In the end, you will be surprised at how much you saved.
- Make a compromise between items:
You have to create a focus and keep editing your choices according to that.
Let’s say you want to hold a large bouquet at your entry in the wedding hall. Then you can be a little easy going with centerpieces and small vases. On the other hand, if you want to keep your look more minimalistic and the surroundings a bit rich in decorations, you can pick a small bouquet for you and spend the remaining money on decorations.
- Consider Having Seasonal Flowers:
There is a specific time for every flower to bloom and rock. It is best if you consider the seasonal flowers for your wedding. They are not only easily available but also cost less and save a lot of money. Be aware of the venue; Where it is situated and what are the flower trends in that area at that particular time. Also, you can consider flowers that are there for the whole year. For example, roses, orchids, hydrangeas, etc. Those are the flowers that are evergreen and can help saving money with their pretty presence.
5: Avoid Flower Shopping on Holidays:
Flower’s prices rise to 200% on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, etc. Also, the supply and demand curve drastically changed at that time. Try scheduling your wedding on common days. If you have a wedding on a holiday, consider shopping for Christmas, for flowers before and preserve them for later.
- Try monochromatic palette:
Choosing a palette can be pretty tricky but it can be a good addition to your theme. If you don’t want to spend a lot on flowers, you can follow the monochromatic color scheme. It will not distract the viewers a lot and everything will seem like inspired by a minimalistic theme.
- Do the trick of Focal Flowers:
Some flowers, like hydrangeas and garden roses, have a larger volume and take a lot of space. It simply means that they are not required in a great number to occupy greater space. You can play with a little number of flowers and have a voluminous look. These flowers are called focal flowers because they automatically attract to them and are very catching.
- Go for Wholesale shopping:
If you need flowers for such focused decorations in a big event like a wedding, you must buy flowers in bulk. For bulk purchasing, we would recommend wholesale shopping. This allows you to save money which you pay to the shopkeeper as tax. You can do it by yourself or hire a florist for that purpose. Most of the time they are in contact with wholesalers and it can be of great benefit in hurry.
- Purchase Greenery:
There is a lot of greenery present in the market at a very low cost. For example, Silver dollar eucalyptus, parva folia, and leather leaf greenery, and lot more. Having some greenery along with flowers can be a great alternative for having a full-on flower theme. You can make a whole green theme as well. It is always beneficial to you whether it is about money or giving your guests a scientific sense of pleasure! Also, you don’t need to worry about weather conditions because showers can’t make the grass wilting. But choose greenery very wisely because sometimes it costs as much as flowers. So, if you are planning to save money behind the decision of choosing all green themes, it is probably not a good option for you.
- Be smart in choosing other decorating material:
If you want to do something different from the traditional wedding, you can show your extravagance in choosing some other pieces as well. Spend money on vases, candles, lights, and other decorative stuff to make it look “not overly flowery.” You can add some ethereal and classic historical pieces of art as well. This is a great way to show your taste of antiques to your partner.
So, these are our suggestions for you to consider trying if you have a low budget. Most of them are easily applicable and far better than traditional ways of planning a wedding. We hope you had a happy read.