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How to choose the perfect flowers without busting your budget
Feb. 7, 2011 | By:

When planning a wedding, there are many details for a bride to consider. One of those is the wedding flowers.

Some are unsure how to go about choosing flowers that will complement the rest of their attire and décor. Below are some tips to help you choose the right wedding flowers for your big day.

The wedding florist

The selection of an experienced wedding florist is the best way to assure that you will make selections that will add to the beauty of your wedding day. A wedding florist will be able to look at the rest of your wedding choices and then suggest flowers that will enhance your gown and the wedding décor.

A wedding florist will also have a portfolio of past work from which you can glean ideas to use at your own wedding.


Some brides make the mistake of thinking that the flowers must match the rest of her choices. For example, if the bridesmaids are wearing red dresses, the bride may choose red flowers. In fact, flowers do not have to match in the traditional sense. Instead, they can be used to add punches of color and bring out the other colors in the wedding.

For example, instead of red flowers with a red dress, choose white which will really stand out against the red of the dress.


When working with a wedding florist to choose your flowers, keep in the mind the season in which the wedding will take place. The wedding florist should know which flowers will be in season in your area, and that can help you make a decision.

Of course, if you have your heart set on a particular flower that will not be in season when you get married, you can always have it shipped in. Typically, this option will cost more than sticking with in-season flowers, so keep that in mind when choosing your flowers.


For many brides, sticking to the budget is the most important factor when choosing wedding flowers. When you give your budget to the wedding florist, he or she will be able to suggest flowers that will stay within that price.

There are also many ways that you can save money on your wedding flower budget. One is to choose flowers from a wholesale florist. Flowers can often be purchased for a fraction of what you would pay at a retail wedding florist. This is a perfect option for someone who can create the arrangement and bouquets with the help of a friend or family member.

Flowers are certainly an important element of most wedding celebrations. Whether you enlist the help of a wedding florist or buy your flowers wholesale, try to make choices that will add color and beauty to your big day.

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