Are you planning a wedding on a budget? One hefty expense in planning a wedding is the flowers.
From the bride’s bouquet to the boutonnieres, the flowers add essential beauty and elegance to a wedding.
The primary cost of flowers is in the service fee. It takes a professional florist a lot of time and skill to put together all those bouquets and arrangements for you.
You can save yourself a pretty penny by making the arrangements yourself. Or, if you don’t have time, see if one of your friends or sisters is willing to put the arrangements together.
At your local hobby and craft shops you can find all the silk flowers and instructional magazines and books you’ll need. And you know what? It’s not really that difficult! The craft store sells bouquet handles with foam for you to stick the wire stems into, lace collar for the handle, green floral tape, the silk flowers, and everything else you will need to make a beautiful silk flower arrangement.
By the way, we do suggest that you use silk flowers rather than live flowers because they cost less, are easier to work with, can be arranged months in advance of your wedding, allow for perfection as they can be bent and arranged however you want, and they’ll be a permanent memento of your wedding as they won’t wilt.
Also, consider that even a simple arrangement such as a ribbon tied around long stemmed flowers can be quite beautiful.
The flowers will beautify your wedding and you won’t have to pay a fortune for them because you will only have to pay for the cost of the materials instead of paying for the experience and time of a professional.
We hope you try your hand at arranging your own flowers so that you can avoid paying the expense of a professional florist; however, if you prefer to have a professional florist handle your flower arrangements for you, then you will want to read the section in Wedding Planning on a Budget that tells how to work with professional wedding service providers to get the best deals from them and you will also want to take a look at the vendor questionnaires included with Wedding Planning on a Budget so you can be sure to get exactly the kind of service you are hoping for.
To finish off, we want to share a series of 14 videos teaching how to make silk bridal bouquets. Their order was not labeled, so sorry if we didn’t order them quite right.
For more videos by this wedding flower arrangement designer, such as how to make centerpieces and corsages, click here.