Wedding flowers don’t have to be expensive, and they aren’t when you choose flowers that are in season for the time of the year when you have your wedding. You can get most any flower, anytime of the year. The costs get higher however when a flower is out of season and it has be flown from another location to get to your wedding.
More specific information can be gotten from your local grower, or florist who will have a better handle on the costs involved in your area, but generally speaking flowers will tend to be more expensive and less readily available in the colder climates of the country.
When choosing wedding flowers for your big, take a moment and close your eyes. Envision how you want your wedding to be. What colors do you want to incorporate into the event? Do you have a theme in mind? Wedding themes are becoming more and more popular these days because most brides want their wedding to be truly unique. Whatever way you decide to approach it, it will have a direct effect on which flowers you will want to choose to go along with.
Once you have decided on your colors and/or your theme, then you will be ready to decide on the wedding flowers. You can get help with the types of flowers from online wedding guides and in the bridal magazines that are plentiful of the supermarket magazine racks.
After you have a good idea of the different types of flowers that you like, you next need to take a look at what is available in your area for the time frame you are having the wedding. Are the flowers out of season for that time of the year? If so, then the wedding flowers of your choice may have to be specially ordered, and more the rule than the exception, when you have to special order, there will most certainly be a higher price tag attached to them.
You can realize a significant savings on your wedding flowers by choosing those that are readily available in your area. Are you able to do flower arrangements? If so, you can save a lot more money on wedding flowers by doing the arrangements yourself, or with the help of a friend or family member. You can do this by visiting the local garden center as opposed to the florist, but you must make sure that you will be able to get them done in perfect time for the big day. For instance, you don’t want to be making flower arrangements right up until the last minute, but on the other hand you don’t want to get them done too soon.
You will need to keep the flowers in a cool place, preferably in a walk-in type refrigerator to keep them fresh for the wedding. Wilted flowers will only leave you unhappy with the way they turned out. Whichever way you decide to go, if you start early and plan carefully, you can end up with exactly what you want.