Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding Tip: Hire a Florist without the Price Tag

These days that chance that you will have beautiful blooms throughout your wedding is pretty typical. It's not hard to see why, they create an ambiance, the smell, and the subtle glow of real flowers with candlelight is hard to beat.

I for one, do not recommend using fake flowers. I promise you that it will not give the same effect as real flowers do. Your pictures will not be as pretty, and basically, your guests will know they are not real ... bummer. HOWEVER, it's so easy to get the real flower look for less.

For one, use your local flower market. Have family members, friends or your wedding planner create the look from in season blooms ... you will save lots of money!

Check out this DIY centerpiece from Inspired Bride ... it basically costs nothing!!

Second: You do not need all flowers in your arrangement. Look at this picture for example. You could achieve this look with a Styrofoam floral ball and adhere moss ... still elegant, and give the high price tag look!

As a planner, I believe you should still hire a florist with all wedding decor needs. It will take the stress away from you, but they will know what flowers are in season, and will most likely work in your budget. Use real flowers and more greenery. And if you are going to tackle the flowers yourself, give the majority of the responsibility to someone you trust, so that you don't get too overwhelmed the week of your wedding.

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff
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