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Saving Money On Wedding Flowers

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Saving Money On Wedding Flowers


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Saving money on wedding flowers is definitely one of the top worries when planning out your wedding budget. Most of use aren’t flower enthusiasts, and so it’ often just left up to a few choices in your price range and that’s it. However, there are quite a few ways that you can save money on your wedding flowers simply by getting more involved in the details.

Here are a few general tips that will cut down on the costs, simply by spending a little extra time on your research and choices.

Research

When you’re discussing ideas for your wedding flowers with your local florist, be sure to ask as many questions as possible. In fact, it’s a good idea to do a little research online first and write down a detailed list of thoughts and concerns before you meet with the florist.

Also, be sure to arrive at the meeting with your florist with a clear and open mind. This is what they do for a living, and it’s important to be open to suggestions when working within a budget. You’d be surprised what they can come up with that both saves you money and makes your wedding day beautiful.

Buy in bulk

Since you’ll have several uses for flowers on your wedding day, you can save a great deal by finding one local florist that can accommodate you in all areas and buy from them in bulk. You should be able to get a decent discount for buying in large quantity and giving a down payment (if required).

Do It Yourself Creations

If you want to venture into creating bouquets and centerpieces yourself, it might be a tad overwhelming if you have never done that type of thing before. But, if you’re the crafty type that can whip up that sort of thing and enjoy doing it, you can definitely save a lot of money by doing it yourself.

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Setting Your Wedding Budget

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Setting Your Wedding Budget


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When you decide on a wedding date and begin to consider what your budget will be, it’s crucial that you set a firm amount that you will be working with as early as possible before you do anything else.  You definitely do not want to start purchasing before you have the exact budget in place.

Choosing your wedding budget

Deciding on the actual number is not quite as easy at it might sound when you have a bride and a groom that might have  two different opinions on what a perfect wedding (and wedding budget) looks like. It can be especially stressful if you are planning to save the money yourself on a weekly or monthly basis leading up to the wedding. The key is to keep it simple, take deep breaths, and outline the total costs. After you have done that, determine how much you will need to put aside each week in order to make it affordable.

The wedding planning duration (how long to save)

Most people have anywhere from 3 months to a couple years from the time they get engaged to the actual day of the wedding, but remember that some things are going to have to be paid in advance.  It’s very common for couple to foot the bill themselves these days, but f you do have family members that are willing to contribute, it’s a good idea to discuss it with them during the budget preparation instead of estimating what you think they will offer you.

Organization

Keeping the details organized is important with any budget.  Setting up a binder with envelopes that will be named and used for receipts, contributions, and memos is a great way to make sure that the planning stays well-organized once the purchasing and bookings begin.

The important thing is to not become overwhelmed with the budget planning and remember that the wedding day choices are supposed to be a fun process leading up to one of the most important days of your life.

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