Save money on wedding flowers with these easy do-it-yourself hacks. Flowers are the heart and soul of any wedding day. They add beauty to the ceremony, life to the reception and unity throughout the bridal party. But purchasing wedding flowers and working with a florist is quite expensive. Why not DIY it?! With these DIY wedding flower hacks, you’ll save some money so you can spend it on more important things (like the honeymoon!).
Buy In Bulk
If you have an idea of what type of flowers you want, buy in bulk. Talk to a local florist to find out what will be in season during your wedding. Order them two weeks in advance. At your wedding, having one type of flower as centerpieces, in bouquets, and in the wedding arch will make everything look polished and uniform.
Make Flowers Last Longer
If you’re purchasing flowers (in bulk or not), you can make them last longer by cutting the stems at a 45-degree angle before putting them in water. As soon as you receive your pre-ordered wedding flowers, it is essential that you do this immediately. The angle of the cut allows for more surface area so the flowers can drink up more water. This will keep the flowers alive as long as possible. Bonus tip: Store the flowers below 60 degrees to preserve them even longer.
Decorate With Succulents
Succulents are a great and affordable way to decorate. Purchase these plants potted in soil and repot them in beautiful white vases (or any color of your choosing). It is a simple and stunning floral addition to your wedding day. Choose larger succulents for the centerpieces. Include small succulents or air plants in the bridal party’s bouquets and boutonnieres.
Spruce Up Succulents With Gold Spray Paint
If you like the idea of succulents in their natural state, but want to really make them pop, spray paint them gold. Adding a pop of metallic between the natural succulents is truly eye-catching and will add a unique element to your tablescape.
Purchase gold spray paint and have it delivered right to you!
Save Money on Wedding Flowers and Use Bridesmaids’ Bouquets As Centerpieces
If the budget is very tight for wedding flowers, then spend on one thing – bouquets for you and your bridesmaids. Save money on wedding flowers and reuse the bouquets when it’s time for the reception…no one will notice! Simply place empty vases in the center of each table and have your bridesmaids to put their bouquets in them upon arrival.
Check prices for vases before you buy! And when possible, buy in bulk to save even more money.
Make Your Own Petal Confetti With Leftovers
Forget the rice and use petals as your confetti! Use leftover wedding flowers you have from centerpieces, bouquets, or decor. Instead of tossing them away, collect the petals and place them in baskets. Have guests grab a handful to throw in the air when you and your fiance are announced as the new Mr. and Mrs.!
For unique ways to use flowers at your wedding, read ‘5 Ways to Use Wedding Flowers (That Aren’t Wedding Centerpieces and Bouquets)’.