Welcome to Holy Matri-Money! We’re here to help you build the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Today, we’re going to show you how you can be creative with your floral budget. 

 

Florals are one of the most important elements of a wedding. Live floral offers that extra special touch – it really shows that you’ve taken the time to designate the type of flower that graces the ceremony and reception areas. It’s often the first thing that your guests notice when they enter a space; done well, floral is a design element that can impress even the most seasoned wedding guest. However, florals are also something that can quickly become one of the most expensive parts of your day. But there are plenty of ways to ensure that you have beautiful flowers within your budget!

Select flowers that are in season.

Selecting seasonal flowers is a surefire way to save you some money. It’s much more difficult for your florist to acquire flowers that are out of season. Those flowers need to be transported in from around the globe, and guess where that cost ends up? That’s right – it gets passed onto you. By selecting flowers that are in season, you eliminate that additional cost and can put those dollars into the arrangements. 

Seasonal flowers don’t just have monetary benefits; There are more aesthetic benefits that you may think! By ordering seasonally, you’re going to be able to get the freshest and most beautiful flowers! Your florist is not going to have to outsource to another state (or even country!) and risk your floral getting dry or damaged along the way. You’re ensuring that your decor will be as fresh as possible, making your photos more vivid and leaving an impression on your guests. 

You’re also able to give back to your local economy! If your florist is able order seasonal flowers for your big day, chances are they are going to be able to order from local growers. By giving your business to a farmer in your area, your hard-earned dollars are being harvested from local soil and planted right back into your community.

 

Here’s a handy guide to seasonal flowers: 

Spring

  • Pale flowers are more dominant, so think of softer colors, such as the pinks, yellows, and whites found in calla lilies, peonies, and hyacinths. However, if you love brighter colors, yellow is also available during this season, so consider daffodils and tulips. 

Summer

  • The warmer the weather, the brighter the colors! If you’re looking to bring some color to your big day, sunflowers and hydrangeas can help with that. However, summer also yields a variety of shapes of flowers, which lends itself to beautiful wildflower-like bouquets. 

Fall

  • Transitioning from warmer weather to cooler weather brings out the best of the floral world. This season combines the energetic colors of summer with the warmer tones of the colder seasons, offering many combinations of colors and sizes of flowers. Consider mixing the dainty baby’s breath with the solid characteristics of roses and chrysanthemum. 

Winter

  • This season is characterized by deep and warm colors of floral, found in plants such as eucalyptus, holly and jasmine. 

Less is more. 

When people think of wedding flowers, the image in their mind is usually of tall glass vases filled with voluptuous sky-high arrangements in the center of the table. And while those types of are certainly beautiful, and have been popular for awhile – the truth is that they don’t make as much sense for weddings today. Let’s think about it – large floral centerpieces can make your guests feel isolated, especially because larger arrangements prevent guests from conversing from their friends across the table from them. Consider simpler arrangements that will bring life to your tables without overpowering them.

Repurpose the floral you’ve used in your ceremony to your reception.

Let’s be real – there is a lot that goes into a floral installation! You’ve probably spent hours on Pinterest choosing your color scheme, and weeks selecting the florist that matches your vision and budget. So let’s get as much use out of them as possible! 

And don’t worry…you’re not going to have to move floral in your beautiful wedding dress! Our Trademark coordination team is always happy to take down the floral from your ceremony arch and move it down to your reception! And there are so many places that ceremony flowers can be used at the reception. Having garland on your ceremony chairs? Why not use it on your head table. Are you having some arrangements made for the end of the aisle? Let’s put those on your dessert table. And that amazing arch piece would look great in the center of your sweetheart table. And at the end of the night, you can take them home with you and have a reminder of your perfect wedding day.