When it comes to shopping for wedding flowers, you need to keep a lot of things in mind. From the bridal party to the bride, the groomsmen and attendants, and the centerpieces–you might need a lot of flowers. Check out the ideas below to keep you and your girls on track when it comes to shopping for flowers that enhance your big day.
Know What You Want
Get down to the nitty-gritty and make a list of all the things you will actually need flowers for, then decide which flowers are your favorite. If they happen to be too costly for the season, check out alternatives. Ask a florist to help you find flowers that are in season and make good substitutes for the blooms that are too expensive. Consider the colors you’d like to include, or the overall size of the arrangements or bouquets you’re looking for.
Know Where To Shop
You’ll want an amazing florist who is willing to work with the budget you provide and still give you amazing arrangements. Don’t be afraid to be upfront and honest. Places like Flowers By Dee are a great place to find the best flowers for an honest price. However, if you feel like a local shop is your only option and has high prices — don’t give it up when talking to those florists. You aren’t necessarily required to tell them it’s for a wedding. You might get a better price if you’re a bit cheeky and say it’s for a party.
Shop Super Savvy
Be frugal when it comes to buying things like centerpieces. You can accent with single flowers and use DIY decor to supplement the cost and style. Don’t be afraid to use all the coupons you can get your hands on either. Try using a coupon app like Shopular or Groupon. You can grab coupon codes for hobby and craft stores or group discounts on flowers and arrangements.