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Cheap Flower Ideas For Events

Updated on November 19, 2011

May it be a wedding or your loved one’s birthday or just a simple dinner affair; flowers can add just the right touch to the proceedings.

Featured in table centerpieces, bouquets, or simply put in a tall vase filled with water, flowers add beautiful color to their surroundings and give the effect of elegance that changes the blandest of décor.

Flowers however do not come cheap. Around special occasions, when everyone is searching for those beautiful red roses, florists increase the rates to their limits and at these occasions, buying flowers seems more like a strain on the pocket instead of a beautiful gesture for that special someone.

Same is the case with weddings. Flowers and floral arrangements are a large part of the wedding set-up. From the bride’s bouquet to the decoration, flowers are everywhere and consequentially the bill is huge.

There are certain things that you can do if you want to cut back on the costs of flowers at special occasions but beware: you’ll need considerable planning and hard work, including trips to the local florist for tips and long journeys to markets where flowers are sold wholesale.

Here are a few tips on what you can do to cut the costs and still get the best out of those beautiful flowers for all occasions.

Flowers For Weddings

Weddings happen to be extremely expensive events as most people go out of their way to get the best of everything for their special day. And flowers are among the biggest contributors to the over all wedding bill.

One of the most important things you should do when buying flowers for your wedding is to set up a budget. You should know how much you can spend in order to not go overboard. 

If you want to save big bucks then instead of hiring a decorator to do the flower arrangements, ask a friend or a relative to help you out. If a friend of yours or a relative is good with flowers, you can not only save significant money, but the arrangement will be much more personalized.

At weddings, the traditional things such as table centre pieces, pedestals, bridal bouquets and buttonholes can be a very big strain on the budget. For that, you need to use your imagination and go around before you decide on which flowers you eventually will buy.

Advice From A Florist

Talk to your local florist and tell them about your budget. Ask them for tips on which flowers are in season and what the best place to buy them in bulk is. Buying the seasonal flowers are also going to be a very good idea if you want to save money.

Daffodils and zinnias are amazingly cheap in season-sometimes half of what they cost out of season. Choose the type of flowers wisely and remember that cheap doesn’t have to be cheap on the quality. It is just cheaper on your pocket.

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Flowers For Valentine Day

Around the 14th of February, the prices of roses get too high-it’s a fact commonly acknowledged even by everyone. So what do you do if you want to wow your lady love but can’t afford those expensive red blooms?

You might think that roses are the best thing to give a girl on Valentines Day but that is so not true. A very good option would be to surprise her with her favorite flavors or if that isn’t possible, get her the flowers which are her favorite color. 

If you don’t like this option then you might want to buy a couple of long stemmed red roses instead of a dozen and a beautiful bouquet made out of them using lesser expensive flowers as an accompaniment.

The bouquet can be made further festive with beautiful ribbons and diamante that will give it a glamorous look that will not be too expensive.

Just remember, it doest have to be too expensive to be able to win her heart. Just use your imagination!

Flowers As Gifts

Flowers are a great gift idea. Seasonal flowers are the best thing to give someone as a simple no hassle-gift that also happens to be really thought full- and of course light on the pocket.

Just keep a couple of things in mind. Choose the person’s favorite flowers as a gift. It looks very thoughtful and is a great idea for a gift. If you find that those flowers are too expensive, then go for the next best thing: choose flowers that are the person’s favorite color. 

Seasonal Flowers The Best Option

You will find a variety of fresh flowers that are in season and are the right color that you want, and going just this extra mile to find your friend’s or loved one’s favorite flower will pay off as it will add just the right amount of thoughtfulness to you gesture.

It is important to remember that flowers do not always have to be expensive to be able to look beautiful. Get on your knees and pick your loved one a handful of fresh smelling blue-bells while their in season and growing wild, and it will be much more personal and touching than getting a 100 dollar custom made bouquet.

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      Elena@LessIsHealthy 6 years ago

      Great hub! I need to plan my wedding this year.