When it comes to wedding planning, there seems to always be unexpected expenses that pop-up like weeds in a spring flower bed. No matter how much you plan and attempt to stick to a strict budget, life happens. However, unwanted stressors shouldn’t automatically put a financial burden on your bank account. Follow these helpful, planting tips to get a little more wiggle in your budget by creating an additional layer of soil via the flowering section.
One of the main things to keep costs down when creating a flowering budget is to select flowers that are in season. Choosing out-of-season ones would be more expensive to purchase and maintain. Try sticking with year-round bloomers; perennials. Another popular trend that has been gaining steam among wedding goers is the natural theme. Some millennials are optioning to save a few bucks by having their wedding planner gather twigs, wild foliage, hillside flowers, and other free greenery from fields to decorate their respective venues. Just be careful not to weave poison ivy into the decor.
Last, but not least; a very important, and overlooked part of flower budgeting, is understanding and accepting your budget. Plan to spend a certain dollar amount and DO NOT exceed that max. You have to have self-control. Being honest about what you can and cannot afford helps alleviate falling in love at “first or second sight” with expensive flowers.