Written by Abigail Sterling, Published May 28, 2011
Ordering the perfect wedding flowers for a bride’s individual budget may seem like a daunting task. How much of the budget should be allocated for wedding flowers? What will a bride get for her money? According to TheKnot.com, “[a bride] can plan on spending about 8% of [her] overall budget” on bridal flowers. Luckily, Hafner Florist provides dozens of wedding flower options and money-saving choices to help brides stay well within their budgets.
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While each wedding is unique, many brides seek a bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and ceremony and reception arrangements. Granting the florist design-flexibility reveals equally beautiful and less costly flower alternatives without devaluing the overall presentation. For example, using less expensive flowers for large church arrangements that are likely viewed at a distance cuts costs without forsaking style. Additionally, reusing church arrangements at the reception, such as the unity centerpiece as a head table arrangement or the bridesmaid’s bouquets as centerpieces, helps brides make the most of their budgets.
For the bride considering specific flowers that will be out of growing season on her wedding date, Hafner Florist can suggest seasonal, locally grown alternatives that are equally stunning and less costly. Often, out-of-season flowers are difficult for the florist to locate (though certainly not impossible, lack in quality, and are more expensive (because they are out-of-season). Hafner Florist wedding consultants are well-informed about the different growing seasons and can offer various substitutions that will help brides stay within their wedding flower budgets. Concerning the seasons, another important factor for brides to consider is the date of their weddings in relation to holidays. Typically, flower prices are higher around major floral holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, due to the increase in supply and demand. When setting a wedding date, brides should be mindful of such influences on floral prices.
In additional to methods for cutting costs on flowers, Hafner Florist provides the option to rent a wide variety of vases, exhibition pillars, and other pricey items. Renting these items not only eliminates the bride’s hassle of handling them, but it also leaves more of the wedding flower budget for just that – the flowers! Ultimately, Hafner Florist seeks to accommodate all budgets by offering creative alternatives without diminishing style and elegance.