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Looking for what to do for wedding flowers on a lower budget? Despite what Pinterest may show you… eucalyptus garlands are not the only option when it comes to having a smaller floral budget (trust us!).

We want to give you 7 great tips to show you a few different ways you can get those beautiful wedding reception flowers – and a lovely reception – for that lower budget price. And if you’re looking for more floral inspiration, check out our curated Pinterest account, with tons of centerpiece inspiration and more!


one.

THINK SMALLER SCALE


You don’t need huge floral arrangements to make an impact: small arrangements like artful bud vases or smaller sized vessels can work beautifully.

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Justine Milton Photography
Planning & Design: Melissa Dawn Event Designs
Venue: The Nash
Floral Design: Meadow and Vine
See here for other vendors and full feature post.


two.

THINK IN CLUSTERS


Pair your table flowers with candles, signage, and other decor. And group them in small clusters across family style tables, or in the center of round tables.

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Carissa Marie Photography
Venue: Stewart Creek Golf Course
Floral Design: Grasslands Flower Co.


three.

THINK ABOUT VARIETY


You don’t need to have the exact same size of arrangement spaced out the same way on every table. Try mixing different sized arrangements, like larger pieces spaced out with bud vases or smaller arrangements in between.

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Juno Photo
Planning & Design: Moments by Madeline Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Flowers by Janie
See here for other vendors and full feature post.


four.

THINK ABOUT OTHER DECOR ELEMENTS


Complementary linens (tablecloths, table runners, and napkins) and stationery (menus, place cards, table numbers) will help your “minimal” or “smaller” floral arrangements look more luxe and intentional, rather than sparse.

Also, consider the overall feel and style of your venue and other decor elements. The scale of the room, and style of table decor, will affect the look of your florals as well.

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Nicole Sarah Photography
Planning & Design: Beyond the Proposal 
Venue: Bow Valley Ranche
Floral Design: Flowers by Janie 
See here for other vendors and full feature post.


five.

THINK ABOUT MULTI-USE


Depending on your ceremony design, you may be able to use your wedding ceremony flowers at your reception too! You could have your arch moved to behind your sweetheart table, or ceremony arrangements reused as table centerpieces!

A couple notes about this idea:
1. Your bouquets can’t be reused the same way as we are suggesting for ceremony arrangements (because they’ve been out of water for so long they won’t look fresh, and because the florist designed them as bouquets, not centerpiece arrangements, so they haven’t been created to scale of the table and other decor elements either).
2. If you’re getting married on a hot summer’s day, this may not be an option for you. Additionally, you may need to pay your florist more to have them move and rearrange your ceremony florals for the reception. Talk to your florist about your options.

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Rocky Mountain Photo Co
Planning & Design: Moments by Madeline Weddings & Events
Venue: Sky Bistro Banff
Floral Design: Flowers by Janie 
See here for other vendors and full feature post.


six.

THINK ABOUT AN EXPERT OPINION


Talk to your florist and planner about the cost of floral ingredients, and which floral varieties, filler, and foliage will help your budget go farther. The more flexible you are on the types of flowers you’re wanting, the more your florist can consider pricing, location it’s shipping from vs local, and other considerations that could affect your wedding flowers budget.

Featured Vendors:
Photographer: Mason Neufeld Photography
Planning & Design: Method Event Planning and Design
Florals: Twig & Bloom Floral Studio

See here for other vendors and full feature post.


sven.

THINK ABOUT YOUR PRIORITIES


Your total wedding budget should prioritize what’s important to you! And if that’s flowers, then put more of your budget towards that, and compromise more on the elements that aren’t as important to you. When it comes to your florals budget specifically, think about what’s important to you regarding florals: Is it the colour palette? Specific floral varieties? Having beautiful florals? A wedding arch? A focus on the sweetheart table? Knowing your priorities will help your florist be able to allocate your budget properly, and what elements you might have to compromise on.

For example, if you’re wanting a hanging installation over your sweetheart table, you might just want to have a few bud vases on the table rather than a full arrangement (or that may be an area you’ll have to compromise on).

Featured Vendors: 
Photographer: Pam Kriangkum Photography
Planning & Design: Rebekah Brontë Designs
Venue: Diamond in the Rough
Florals: Chickweed Cottage
See here for other vendors and full feature post.


Don’t know where to start when it comes to your wedding budget?

Check out these Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Wedding Budget on the blog!


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