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Tips & Tricks for Budget-Conscious Blooms | Minneapolis Wedding Florists

Flowers are used throughout weddings from the ceremony to the centerpieces at the reception to the bouquets to the cake flowers. And for a budget-conscious bride, the cost of these blooms can quickly skyrocket. If you’re dreaming of a blossoming wedding but your checkbook says otherwise, here’s a few tips to keep the costs down!

Keep in mind there are no right or wrong decisions when it comes to selecting flowers for your wedding. It is your personal choice and preference. Take some time to flip through bridal magazines and even gardening magazines to get inspired. If you run out of ideas, don’t sweat; Minneapolis Wedding Florists are here to answer all your questions!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re just starting out:

  • Less is more. Flowers are a splash of color in order to emphasize the other beautiful parts of your wedding. You should be center stage, not them!
  • Classic Flower Choices: Rose, Lily of the Valley, Hydrangea, Orchid, Calla Lily
  • Rustic Flower Choices: Peony, Baby’s Breath, Carnation, Goldenrod, Daisy, Queen Anne’s Lace, Ranunculus, Daffodil

Determine your budget. Before you get overly excited about showcasing oodles of flowers at your wedding, be sure your purse strings can handle the pressure! Create a “must-have” list versus a “wish” list before you sit down with your florist so that in the event that your budget falls short, your “wish” list flowers can be the first to go without sacrificing your dream bouquet.

If you’re on a tight budget, here’s few tips and tricks to cut costs:

  • Be creative and think outside the box!
  • Be honest with your florist in respects to your budget. Don’t say you can afford something if you really can’t!
  • Use expensive flowers sparingly, such a only for your bridal bouquet.
  • Centerpieces add up quickly! Consider cutting down your elaborate centerpieces, or mix and match tables with different flowers and sizes of centerpieces.

Consider both color and season. The color of your wedding flowers should enhance the overall theme of your wedding. Also, choosing flowers that are in-season will help cut costs!

Some of the most popular flowers by color include:

  • Pink: Rose, Sweet Pea, Camellia, Stephanotis, Narcissus, Gardenia, Orchid, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Snowdrop
  • Lavender: Lavender, Lilac, Anemone, Statice, Iris, Delphinium, Hydrangea
  • Yellow: Rose, Daffodil, Sunflower, Tulip, Gerbera, Lily, Freesia
  • Red: Gerbera, Rose, Dahlia, Poinsettia, Amaryllis

Some of the most popular flowers by season include:

  • Spring: Amaryllis, Anemone, Daffodil, Freesia, Gerbera, Lily of the Valley, Orchid, Ranunculus, Stephanotis, Sweet Pea
  • Summer: Anthurium, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Gypsophila, Lily, Magnolia, Peony, Rose, Sunflower
  • Autumn: Agapanthus, Aster, Clematis, Daisy, Hosta, Hydrangea
  • Winter: Camellia, Euphorbia, Iris, Nerine, Pansy, Poinsettia, Snowdrop, Tulip
  • All Year Round: Calla Lily, Carnation, Gypsophila, Orchid, Protea, Rose, Tulip

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