All brides want their wedding to be perfect. One aspect of the ceremony that contribute to its success are the decorations, especially the flowers that grace the occasion. The main problem is that it can take a lot of money to properly and comprehensively decorate the venues—both for the wedding and the reception. Assuming that the wedding budget is $20,000 to $30,000, as per the national average, you can expect 10 percent of that amount devoted to the flowers alone. However, with the help of an experienced Bryan, TX florist like Nan’s Blossom Shop, that estimate can be reduced to a more manageable level.
First, expert florists in Bryan TX would be able to recommend affordable flowers for you to use. To illustrate, Wendy Rockcastle wrote in a recent article for the Democrat and Chronicle on how important flower selection can be in keeping you within your budget:
Let go of pricey selections that will drive up the overall cost. Enjoy your favorite blooms in your bouquet, but adding them into every arrangement could take you over budget fast. Flowers like Hydrangea and Babies [sic] Breath, are cost effective and fashionable varieties to showcase or mix with other flowers. Hydrangeas are large and round in keeping with the orb and low profile designs. Babies [sic] breath is fashion forward alone or combined with other flowers.
Second, after selecting the right flowers, proper arrangement will make them shine. An excellent example would be to mix the more expensive flowers like peonies with the more common ones like roses and carnations. This lets them shine in presentation and helps them give a positive impression on guests.
Third, you can go small with your floral decorations. Instead of carpet bouquets and other large arrangements that have a high price tag, settle for more modest preparations like a simple nosegay or floral headband. This also goes for your table decorations.
Finally, use your flowers twice. It can be tempting to have separate flowers for your ceremony and your reception, but reusing them can cut your costs in half. If you are holding the two events in the same location, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do this. A great example would be to have the flowers placed in mason jars and use them to decorate the pews and chairs during the wedding. After the “I dos”, the flower jars can be moved and used as centerpieces for the reception tables. Even if there is some distance between the venues for the wedding and the reception, note that some florists charge a simple transport fee to relocate the flowers.
(Source: Savvy Spending for Wedding Flowers, Democrat and Chronicle, September 16, 2014)