Give Me A Break!
So many of my brides are feeling overwhelmed and a bit shocked at the cost of floral design for their wedding day. If you're in the same boat, I have a few ideas that will cut you a break! The options below are beautiful, stylish and surprisingly affordable.
Problem #1: Tall & Large Arrangements: I'm sure you've realized that for those beautiful images you see on Pinterest (24" trumpet vase arrangements) pricing typically starts at $175, as seen in the photo below. This arrangement was composed of Lilies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Spray Roses and Stock.
Solution: Our suggestion for Brides dreaming of tall and elegant arrangements is to go with Lisianthus, Stock (photo on right) or Snap Dragons, solo in a vase. The image below (on the left) is composed of all White Lisianthus and pricing typically starts at $75! It offers the height and "wow" factor at a table, without breaking the bank! (Lisianthus & Stock come in many different colors - ask your florist!)
Problem #2: For my brides, pricing quickly escalates for centerpieces and the stress sets in. Also, many of my brides want to have stunning flowers at their ceremony, but can't afford the price tag that comes with it. Here's what we suggest to cut down costs in general.
Solution: Repurpose! Repurpose! Repurpose! Ceremony Site - Take the altar arrangements and place them on the tables as centerpieces, next to or on the Sweet Heart Table, at the entrance of your reception site, or in the corners of the dance floor. Also, if you have pew markers, ask your coordinator to transport them to your cocktail hour and place on the tables. Reception Site - After your beautiful bridal party is through with photos, take their Bridesmaids Bouquets and place them in clear cylinder vases on the reception tables, acting as centerpieces. We suggest using a vase that is at least 6" tall. Also, you can use your Bridal Bouquet as a focal point at your head table, or sweet heart table.
Pew markers that can be repurposed on cocktail tables
L: Bouquets to be repurposed as centerpieces R: Cylinder Vase
I hope these tips are helpful, and give your bank a break!
Feel free to contact our office for a full floral quote for your big day: 860-837-4096
Be back soon! xoxo - Sarah