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Lower The Cost Of A Wedding By Picking The Right Flowers

Jun 24, 2008
Weddings are big business these days. What should be the happiest day of your life can cost you nearly $20,000 depending on how large and extravagant you want to go.

To avoid giving the father of the bride a coronary, here are some low-cost alternatives for the flowers in a wedding, which can surprisingly take up a great deal of cash for a one-time event.

In-season is best

When choosing flowers, choose those that are in-season at the time because their costs will be lower and they will be more plentiful. As well, tell your florist what your budget for flowers is and make sure you don't go over the budget. If the florist knows how much you want to spend, they will be able to find the best flowers on your budget.

Hold the wedding in the best season

If you are having your wedding in a church, then have it during the Christmas or Easter season. Churches already have flowers set up, at all times, for these seasons, so you can benefit from that by having the wedding and paying nothing for the flowers at a church.

No Valentine's Day weddings

February, despite the frigid weather, is the month that love heats up. As a result, many brides and grooms want to have their wedding on Valentine's Day. If you want to save money on flowers, however, it is best to have the wedding after February as florists will often increase the price of flowers leading up to Valentine's Day to cash in on the holiday.

Parks and gardens are nice

If you don't want to pay for flowers and bring them indoors, then go to them and have the wedding outdoors. Having the wedding in a park or garden gives you flowers for free, much like having the wedding in a church.

Rent plants

You don't always need flowers for your wedding and simply renting some potted palms from a party supply store can give you a unique feel to the wedding. Don't go tacky, but find some potted plants that fit the theme you are going for and you will have saved plenty of money.

That is all there is to it, find the right time of year and pick an excellent place for the wedding. Doing so will give you plenty of savings on the flowers, allowing you to spend money on something more important to you, like flying in a relative you have not seen in a decade.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for flowers and gifts. When shopping for flowers and gifts, we recommend you shop only at the best online stores that specialize in Gifts for a wedding, Inexpensive Flowers, and Inexpensive Wedding Rings.
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