Many couples spend tons of money on flowers. Whether they are for the entourage’s bouquet or for centerpieces, flowers can take a huge chunk of your budget. Luckily, there are some flower choices which both easy on the pocket and as beautiful (or even more beautiful) than pricey blooms. If you want to save money on your wedding day, here are the top 10 most affordable stems you can go for instead:
Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian Lily, blooms late spring or early summer. It is a patterned flower that comes in more than a hundred colors and marking combinations, ranging from white, to yellow, red, pink and purple.
2. Baby’s Breath
Baby’s Breath has made a major comeback in weddings. They can be used on their own in a big mound. It looks clean, elegant and chic making the bride look more ethereal. They can also be used to make delicate flower crowns.
Carnations are typically used for tall arrangements, but these blooms can also be used for corsages, bouquets and centerpieces. They are long-lasting which means you don’t have to worry about them wilting away throughout the ceremony.
Chrysanthemums are more popularly known as mums. They are pompom-like blooms that come in various colors without the expensive price tag. When you order, be specific which type of stem you prefer. Florist mums are big and spidery while garden mums are smaller and more compact.
Choose daisies if you want a cheerful springtime bouquet. They can be used to make up an entire arrangement without busting your wallet. They naturally in white but thanks to food coloring, you can color them in any hue you want.
Freesia is a fragrant bloom with an extra long-lasting blossom. It can last up to three weeks in a vase! They look elegant and expensive but don’t be fooled! They are quite affordable and come in multiple colors ranging from white, yellow, red, purple and pink.
Gladiolus are tall flowers that are perfect for decorating your wedding venue. However, the tall, ornate blossom can also be used on your bouquet. They come in a range of striking colors that will fit your color theme.
8. Queen Anne’s Lace
When mixed with other blooms, Queen Anne’s lace adds a beautiful texture to a bride’s bouquet. When used on their own, they also create a gorgeous effect. They are easily mistaken for Baby’s Breath because of their tiny, white blooms but their flat-topped clusters set them apart.
There is something about sunflowers that make people feel happy. They are big, bright and can be elegant if you use your creativity. They can be added to other blooms or you can use them on their own. Just add a few greeneries and other smaller blooms for details.
10. Wax Flower
Wildflowers such as wax flowers are slowly becoming popular in weddings. They are inexpensive, simple and elegant. This little Valley of the Lily look alike is great for bouquets, corsages and centerpieces.