Frugal Fridays – frugal wedding flowers

June 19, 2008 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

I’m photographing a wedding for a friend tomorrow, so weddings are near the front of my mind right now. Here are a few ideas on not-quite-so-costly wedding flowers:

Friends with large gardens can be great assets here!

In-season flowers and those that are indigenous to the region will be less expensive than those that aren’t typically grown in your area or are out of season. Stick with the color scheme, but don’t be particular about the specific types of flowers.

For tables – single blossoms in bud vases can be just as effective as, and sometimes more elegant than, large bouquets. Shallow bowls filled with water and colored stones with one or two blossoms floating atop are another option. Long mirrors with tealights and flower petals. With a little creativity, the possibilities are pretty much endless.

Bridesmaids don’t have to carry bouquets. They could carry something different such as fans, candles, small lanterns, single blossoms with ribbons, etc., etc.

Corsages and boutonnières aren’t mandatory.

Finding a horticultural student to arrange your bouquets can be cheaper than having a well-established florist arrange them. Or enlist a little help from friends and arrange them yourself!

Hold your wedding sometime other than peak florist seasons…Mother’s Day, prom, Valentine’s Day, graduation, etc.

If you (or a friend or relative) are crafty, you can make gorgeous bouquets with paper flowers. Paper flowers can be simple or intricate, made with a variety of papers and can look quite realistic if they’re done well.

Visit Biblical Womanhood for more frugal tips and ideas. And check back early next week . . . I’ll be posting a couple photos from the wedding! 🙂

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