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The secret to saving on flowers for your wedding? Buy in bulk, think seasonal, and embrace foliage! Here, seven white-hot floral arrangements that won't break the bank, plus, budget-friendly flower tips from top wedding florists.
1. Cosmos, dahlias, clematis vine, and Russian olive, $185, Peartree
2. Lisianthus, $200, Renny & Reed
3. Ranunculus, sola flowers, cedar, berzilias, and pinecones, $175, Denise Fasanello Floral Design
4. Dahlias, alabaster roses, gomphrena, astilbes, scabiosa pods, wax flowers, creeping euonymus, autumn ferns, Fiona Sunrise jasmines, and geraniums, $200, David Stark Design and Production
5. Phalaenopsis orchids, stephanotises, beargrass, and green hypericum, $190, Ovando
6. Ranunculus, scabiosa, crab apples, flowering oregano, and basil, $200, Ariel Dearie Flowers
7. Agapanthus and bouvardias, $200, Michael George
On a tight budget? Experts suggest that you don't mix and match. "Stick to one or two types of flowers, so your florist can buy in bulk—instead of by the stem," suggests Sandra de Ovando of Ovando Floral and Event design.
And if you want peonies for a winter wedding, you may want to reconsider. Ariel Dearie of Ariel Dearie Flowers says, "Flowers at the peak of their season are going to be the most beautiful and often the most cost-effective." So think about the season of your wedding, and what's in bloom, to help stick to your budget.
Lastly, don't be ashamed of a filler flower or two. "Greens used to be considered filler; now people are going crazy for them, and they happen to be cheap!" explains David Stark David Stark Design and Production. This way, you can stay on-trend and save some cash as the same time!