So we all know that weddings are expensive therefore managing your budget is essential to avoid over-spending. Looking into every aspect of your wedding and seeing how to stretch your budget and get the maximum impact for that amount is key to being able to still achieve the wedding you want. So we have put together some tips and handy hints on how to make your flower budget go as far as possible for your wedding in Mallorca…
1. Recycle Everything
Where possible we try to create flowers that can be used for both the ceremony and then the reception too. Using the same flowers up to three times for one wedding is often possible. Pew ends become table centres, ceremony table arrangements become head table arrangements, pagoda flowers turn into cake and gift table flowers etc. Ask your florist if they will stay on and move everything for you (probably for a small extra charge).
2. Use Seasonal Flowers
Using flowers that are in season at the time of your wedding will definitely get you more “bang for your buck”. Out of season flowers can be up to seven times more expensive than when in season! Speak to your florist about the look you are trying to achieve, they will be able to advise you on the seasonal blooms available to achieve it.
3. Give Your Florist a Free Rein
I know it’s your big day and you want everything to be as You want it, and you probably have some very specific ideas on your bouquet and all your weddings flowers. However if you can allow yourself to step back (just a little bit) to allow your florist to be creative on the day (obviously still in-keeping with your colour scheme and style), you will find that you will get more elaborate and beautiful creations. Your florist will love the challenge too!
4. Single Flowers
Using just one feature flower in table centres and pew ends can be very effective – the saying “less is more” is never truer. Larger blooms such as garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas, mums, dahlias and lilies all work beautifully on their own.
Ask for lots of foliage in your arrangements rather than just relying on flowers. There are some beautiful varieties of greenery especially in Mallorca and having lots of foliage will add texture and substance to your wedding flowers. Complete the look by adding hints of flowers here and there.
6. Incorporate Non-floral Accents
Candles, seashells, fruit, vegetables, mirrors, glass wear, fabrics – these are all things that we add to tablescapes to complete the overall look and will enhance your flowers making only a few stems of flowers seem to go a lot further.