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Top 2 Ways to Save Money When it Comes to Wedding Flowers


Wedding Party with bride and groom with flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres made by San Diego wedding florist Le Champagne Projects.
Photography by Ecetera Photo | Florals by Le Champagne Projects

Today I'm discussing the BIGGEST ways to save money when it comes to your wedding flowers, and no it's not adding greenery or using in season flowers.

While both those options may help, the biggest cost you'll see when it comes to large event florals is the cost of labor. A wedding is no small feat and it takes many hands to get everything prepped, designed, and setup for your special day (on time and alive!). Especially because we are working with a live product! We don't have the luxury of starting a month, let alone even a week out with flowers.

In general most cut flowers have a vase life of 3-5 days, and it takes a lot of effort, skill, and knowledge to time everything so it looks it's best at your wedding. This also requires lots of labor as the larger the wedding the more help I'll need.

So what can you do to reduce the costs of your wedding flowers?

1.) Reduce your bridal party.

2.) Reduce your guest list!

When it comes to wedding flowers, the size of your bridal party can make a substantial difference in costs. Consider having a more intimate wedding party with fewer bridesmaids and groomsmen. Not only does this create a cozy and personal atmosphere, but it also reduces the number of bouquets and boutonnieres needed. With a smaller bridal party, you can allocate your flower budget more efficiently, investing in high-quality blooms for the couple, parents, and perhaps a few close friends. This approach allows you to focus on creating stunning, eye-catching arrangements for those who matter most, rather than spreading your budget thin across a larger group.

Bride with Bridesmaids with lush summer bouquets made by San Diego wedding florist Le Champagne Projects
Photography by Ecetera Photo | Florals by Le Champagne Projects

The same applies to your guest list; smaller guest counts mean fewer tables to decorate and fewer centerpieces to create. By pairing down your guest list this allows you to channel your budget into creating a few show-stopping floral installations rather than spreading resources across a larger space. This could mean a grander ceremony installation or something like a hanging installation over your dance floor! With a less tables to decorate you can put that money towards a statement piece that will leave a lasting impression.

Summer foam free wedding flower centerpieces by San Diego Wedding florist Le Champagne Projects
Florals by Le Champagne Projects

Your wedding flowers play a crucial role in setting the mood and enhancing the overall aesthetic of your special day. By carefully managing the size of your wedding party and guest list, you can create a stunning floral display without breaking the bank. Remember, it's not about the quantity of flowers but the quality and thoughtful placement that your guests will remember most. With these budget-friendly strategies, you can have the wedding of your dreams without sacrificing style or elegance.

Bride and Groom at their wedding reception surrounded by tables set with an abundance of summer flowers in small ikebana inspired centerpieces by San Diego wedding florist Le Champagne Projects
Photography by Ecetera Photo | Florals by Le Champagne Projects

Peace, love, and flowers my friends!


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