6 Money-Saving Hacks for Your Wedding Flowers

January 22, 2018

Planning for your grand wedding day doesn’t only take time, it also costs money. Wedding flowers, particularly, are among the expensive factors of a wedding event. The process usually involves seeking the help of a wedding florist (if you have zero experience or knowledge about floral decor), or you can always opt to do the task yourself if you want to be more hands-on. Additionally, buying flowers and foliage can be quite pricey in certain seasons.

Most brides-to-be in Singapore have an idea of what they want their dream wedding to look like, and it is the responsibility of a wedding florist to help turn that dream into reality. Their task is to pull off the most beautiful wedding floral decor on your designated budget. They are also the ones to provide you with ideas regarding table centerpieces, bridal bouquet, ceremonial flower arrangements, and the like.

Booking the assistance of a florist spans way more than just getting help on arranging your wedding flowers. They also directly keep in touch with their suppliers and flower growers to ensure your chosen flowers are available, consult with churches and wedding venues, plan the wedding logistics, calculate costs, account for the temperature at the venue, be mindful of the whole duration of the event, and observe other intricate details.

Seeking the help of a florist generally enables you to get what you pay for, as with any other industry. If you want to make your weddings a little bit more magical and dream-like, consider asking the help of a florist to help you with your floral decor. However, this may also depend on the experience and expertise of your chosen wedding florist.

Planning for your wedding flowers doesn’t have to necessarily cost you a fortune. If you want to be more practical, here are some money-saving hacks for your Singapore bridal bouquet you can observe:

1. Simplicity is beauty

If you’re already splurging on a large, beautiful wedding venue – you probably won’t need large floral centerpieces. Chances are, your guests might even hate them! In Singapore weddings, it is common to couple or two groomsmen moving or completely removing a large floral centerpiece just so to see the people on the other side of the table. Simple and elegant bridal flowers are enough. You can also opt to make use of hurricane vases, candles, and lanterns as table centerpieces.

You can still have floral arrangements on your table, of course. This allows you to highlight pops of color without the effort and costs involved in a massive arrangement. Use varying heights of cylinder vases and have three stems of orchids or calla lilies.

2. Limit the variety of flowers you’ll be using

If you use a wide variety of wedding flowers for the big day, don’t be surprised to see how quite expensive the whole thing is going to be. Some flowers are more expensive than others, especially if they are only made available and sold during certain seasons. If you’re keen on reducing your wedding expenses, limit the variety of flowers you’ll be using in your bridal bouquet and other floral arrangements.

Stick to several specific blooms. If there are flowers which hold a significant meaning to both you and your partner, use them. We’re not saying variety isn’t good – but it also pays to be practical in today’s world.

3. Consider flowers that are easy to work with

Some blooms require extra effort on hand-wiring and special work just to be held together in a single bridal bouquet. The more effort it’d take for your bridal blooms to be put together, the more likely you’ll be charged with additional fee for the extensive labor. Keep in mind that somebody has to work on taping or wiring each individual flower.

To make the process easier for your florist, consider blooms with legitimate stems (roses, calla lilies, Gerbera daisies). You can count on these flowers to reduce your bouquet budget.

4. Consult with your florist

Your florist isn’t only there to help you with your floral arrangement needs, they can also help you with cutting costs when ordering your wedding day flowers. Consulting with your wedding florist in Singapore can greatly help you figure out ways to use your chosen flowers to their utmost potential. Keep your communication lines open.

If you’re hesitant about the price of a certain bloom, ask your florist if there are other alternatives or if he/she can give you a piece of advice. Don’t underestimate the importance of proper communication!

5. Avoid last minute changes

Planning for your wedding is done to ensure everything goes smoothly during the big day – so it’s unwise to end up not sticking to your plan. The costs of some blooms are often made more expensive if you order them during the last minute (or have additional requests when your wedding day is fast approaching). It might seem like a minor tweak to you, but your florist will be obliged to go back to the planning board and might even require extra help.

Keep your changes to a minimum. Before you even think of a little tweak, ask yourself if it’s necessary or you’re just acting on impulsive decisions.

6. Establish a budget

Before you go on browsing through different varieties of flowers for your grand day, it’s advised to establish a budget for your wedding flowers. Be honest with your florist. Establishing a budget also allows you to work around that certain amount and not exceed it. If anything, it will also motivate you to avail discounts and cut back on any additional costs. Your florist will also be able to give you an idea as to what you can expect for your budget beforehand.

*This list is compiled in no particular order.*