July and August tend to be months of plentiful flowers & we expect wedding flowers to be cheaper than at other times of the year, so can we get more for our money with a summer wedding? Firstly consider having seasonal flowers which are “home grown” so they don’t have import & extensive transport costs, though you still have to pay for the time of a skilled florist. But would you consider FAKING IT?
Yes fake with fresh in flowers and foliage can save you money!
How to stretch your floral decoration budget
Fake flowers & greenery as part of wedding flower decorations can be a clever way to cheat or extend your wedding decor budget. It could let you have larger, wilder or more extravagant installations than the budget may have otherwise have stretched to with fresh flowers. Because fake flower arrangements or installations can be used again, they can be hired. You are only paying a proportion of the initial cost, by adding in specific colours it makes it personal to you …. and of course “buckets” of fresh foliage can be added on the day.
As with everything, the quality of fake flowers, combined with a florist eye for design and natural arrangements, makes all the difference.
Advice on using fake wedding flowers
Always go for the best quality fake flowers, especially if looking for blossom trees See them before you buy or hire- the cheapest will look cheap!
If hiring see the quality of the arrangement before committing to hire or if creating do it well in advance ( flower arranging is not as easy as it looks).
Looser, natural arrangements are more likely to fool your guests, with plenty of fresh greenery added on the day. Test fresh greenery out of water, evergreens last longer but don’t look so good for spring and summer weddings. Maybe include fresh sprigs of rosemary.
And lastly, feel slightly smug, as your wedding guests compliment your fabulous wedding flowers on your special day!
Future wedding posts on flowers will include “Flowers on a tight budget.”