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When you are looking to have a beautiful but frugal wedding, then you will be on the hunt for some cheap wedding flowers. Here are 12 ideas so save money on your wedding flowers from saving on real flowers, how to save on fake flowers and even making them yourself!
Cheap Wedding Flowers – 12 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Flowers
Weddings can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. In fact, you can have a big wedding for as little as $500 if you are frugal. Here are 10 ways to save money on wedding flowers:
Buy fake flowers. Fake flowers are by far much less expensive than buying real flowers. You can find very realistic flowers that aren’t real. Then make your own arrangements. There are tons of Youtube videos to help with this!
Only buy flowers for your bouquet. You don’t have to deck your wedding out in flowers. Sometimes, simplicity is better. Buy real flowers only for your bouquet.
Shop for flowers online. Shops like eBay, Amazon, and Etsy, are great places to find inexpensive wedding flowers. From those who make amazing arrangements to those selling pre-used wedding flowers, you can find great deals online. When buying from Amazon you can use my tricks to earn free Amazon gift cards and get them for free!
Check out Facebook garage sale sites. Unfortunately, some weddings get canceled for various reasons. Fortunately, this may work out to your benefit. Check for wedding flower arrangements on Facebook sell groups or even Craigslist.
Look for flower deals. Places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby have great deals on flowers. Many times you can get flowers buy 1 get 1 free. Micheals also offers in ads coupons for % off your total purchase!
Make your own arrangements. If you are crafty, it can be less expensive to make your own table arrangements and bouquet.
Have your wedding at a park. You don’t have to have flowers when there are tons of natural flowers all around. Choose a park with beautiful flowers. Most parks can be rented out for $100 a day. Use some tulle and the natural surroundings for your decor.
Look for coupons. Usually, you have a little bit of time before your wedding. So, spend time looking for deals, putting together the best coupons, and be frugal with your wedding flowers. Like the Michaels, coupons mentioned above.
Make paper flowers. Paper Mache has become increasingly popular and is a fun way to decorate your wedding. If you like turning things into works of art, make your flowers from Paper Mache.
Pick your own flowers. This could be a little tricky because you will need to pick and arrange your flowers the day before your wedding, so they look awesome. You will want to get friends and family to help you with this. You can use wildflowers or pick flowers from your friends and family gardens. Make it even more special by making a centerpiece and making a nameplate saying picked from so-and-so garden. They will feel extra special, and it will be a great talking point!
Make your own. You can make your own fake flowers, and it will save you, even more, money. Enlist your bridesmaids and family to help you make these DIY fabric roses.
Use flowers in season. If your dream is to have real flowers in your wedding make sure to use flowers that are in season. Using flowers out of season will cost you more money, even double the in-season price. So if you want sunflowers to plan you wedding in April – about October.
When it comes to your wedding, flowers are important. What other ways do you have to save money on buying wedding flowers? Share with others in the comments below!
More ways to have a frugal wedding
Looking for even more ways to save on your wedding? Check out my book, How to Have Your Dream Wedding for Under $1,500! It’s filled with tons of great tips ideas and suggestions that will allow you to have the wedding of your dreams on any budget!
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