Though I am sure that they exist, you seldom hear of the bride who has decided to save money on her wedding and is going to make her own bridal gown and the dresses for her attendants. Likewise, though most brides would not hesitate to make a birthday cake, seldom do I hear of one who has decided to make her own wedding cake to save a little on the cost of the wedding. However, it is almost commonplace that a bride on a tight budget will decide to do her own wedding flowers or at least consider doing them to save money.
There is no need to go to the do-it-yourself wedding flowers to save money on your wedding flowers, simply scale back on your floral items. The wedding flower cost calculator, currently available for free from Delaware Floral Design http://wwww.delawarefloraldesign.org/Wedding-tips.html will help you cut back on your wedding flower cost without having to do without the flower arrangements that you want for your wedding.
Additionally, professional florists know design styles, such as a Phoenix Design, which were created to provide impressive large floral designs at a fraction of the normal cost. There are a number of other tricks to extend floral budgets that are known to a professional florist. Also, generally, a free-lance wedding florist is less expensive than contracting for your wedding flowers through a regular retail floral shop.
And for those still looking for a way to have a professional florist and reduce wedding flower costs, look to the floral kiosk at your local grocery store. The local Acme, Genuardi’s, Safeway, and Super G all provide professional wedding designs at deeply discounted prices.
So why shouldn’t you do DIY wedding flowers?
- Designs of cut flowers cannot be made until the day of or day before the wedding date. While table arrangements for the reception may have sufficient water to be made a day or two in advance, the wedding bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres have no source of water for the flowers. This means that they are only good for a few hours and thus need to be created as close to their use as possible.
- You have no cooler in which to store your finished designs. Today’s refrigerators are all frost free and as such the will dehydrate any cut flowers kept in them, causing the flowers to wilt. Professional florists have coolers that are specially designed for cut flower storage at the optimal temperature and humidity to extend the life of fresh cut flowers. Without these coolers your wedding flowers must be made closer and closer to the time of the wedding.
- If anything goes wrong you will not have the time, or the means, to correct the problem. If you are on a budget so tight that you have decided to do your wedding flowers yourself then you clearly would not have ordered extra flowers. If a stem is cut wrong or a flower head shatters you will have no replacement and no time to run out to get one. You also do not have the skills of a professional florist to be able to adjust things to be able to cover for the last minute problems which will occur.
- You will not have the expertise of a professional to know all of the design options and styles you have. Without the knowledge that a professional florist has, you will not know of styles and design trick that have been created to reduce the cost of fresh cut floral arrangements. This knowledge alone may be enough to save you from having to make your own wedding flowers.
- Your job on the day of your wedding is to be the bride. You should not be concerned with how your finished flowers are going to look or if they will actually be done on time. The pressure on the bride on the day of her wedding are tremendous and if a few extra dollars spent on a professional florist to relieve concern over the wedding flowers will be well worth it.
Remember to get your free wedding flower cost calculator from Delaware Floral Design http://wwww.delawarefloraldesign.org/Wedding-tips.html and schedule a free wedding consultation with a few florists and free-lance designers before you decide to put yourself under the unnecessary pressure of doing your own wedding flowers.
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