Trying to throw a wedding on the cheap can be difficult, especially if you want a lot of flowers. Choosing inexpensive flowers is one way to cut costs. The easiest way to do this is to always choose flowers that are in season. That way your florist won't have to have them shipped from another country, so the cost is cut dramatically. There are also some flowers that are inexpensive all year long.
No matter what month your wedding is scheduled for, the carnation is an inexpensive flower choice. Carnations produce medium-sized blooms with several layers of petals. They come in a variety of shades, so your florist should be able to match the flowers with your wedding colors. If you want to use a more expensive flower for your bouquets, consider pairing them with some carnations to create a larger bouquet that costs less money.
Baby's breath is a common flower that is used as filler in wedding bouquets, centerpieces and other arrangements. This flower produces lots of small, white blooms on long stems. Use it in combination with another inexpensive wedding flower to create an attractive, but inexpensive, floral design. Baby's breath is in season all year.
Although they are most commonly seen in the fall, chrysanthemums are actually in season year round. Most varieties produce blooms with lots of layers of petals, although the size and color depends on the variety you choose. Talk to your florist about color choices and whether you should go with a large or small chrysanthemum.
The stock plant produces small, colorful flowers that are often used as fillers in wedding bouquets and arrangements. The blooms look like small clusters of flowers on a single stem. Most have a yellow or green center. These flowers are available in many different colors, such as pink, yellow and white. They are also in season year round.
While lilies are often expensive wedding flowers, you can trick everyone into thinking you have lilies if you use the Peruvian lily, which is also known as the alstromeria. This flower produces lily-like flowers in white, pink, orange, purple and yellow shades, so it can suit many different wedding color schemes. These flowers are available and in season all year long.
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