Beach weddings are glamorous, majestic, peaceful and soothing. Another thing they can be is EXPENSIVE! Any wedding is going to run up a hefty bill and beach weddings are by no means any different. But with a little planning, there are ways to stick to a budget beginning with the flowers.
If you think about it, a typical marriage ceremony lasts no more than 30 minutes. This is very little time for guests to notice every little detail of the wedding what flowers you picked or were left out, and how many you included. So why waste away the bank account when you can make the most of what you have.
One of the easiest ways to save money on flowers to have a beach wedding is to go artificial. Not everyone is willing to take this route fearing it will look tacky and cheap. But you have to remember they will be resting with a gorgeous beach setting behind it. And more and more retailers have welcomed this idea creating more than realistic flowers to sport on your big day.
With each new season comes a new flower blooming, and those in season are always cheaper on the wallet. If you were going to be sticking around town, purchasing local flowers that grow in the area is more affordable. The great thing about beach weddings is that the flowers tend to be more exotic. And because they are grown in the area, they are far less because they don’t need to be imported.
At the same time, you do need to be flexible and willing to substitute if you are on a budget. Take a look at the vast amount of options that are out there rather than settling on your favorite flower that is going to cost an arm and a leg.
There are lots of alternatives that may be just as glamorous as your favorite without you even knowing. Roses are far cheaper than Cymbidium orchids, but you can hardly notice. The key is taking the time to sit down with a florist or someone knowledgeable with flowers and look through all of the options available.
The final tip to save money on flowers for a beach wedding is to go green. Tropical green foliage is not only a gorgeous addition to arrangements, but it is much cheaper than filling vases with countless flowers. The bright green will stick out with beach colors and flowers as well.