Posts Tagged ‘small wedding budget’

“Double-Duty” Designs

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Silver Ice Bucket ArrangementTrying to stretch your budget without sacrificing decor?  Consider selecting ceremony flowers that can double as decor for your reception.  This will allow you to cut down significantly on what you’ll spend, while still having floral decor at both the ceremony and reception sites.

These silver ice bucket arrangements decorated the aisle at the ceremony and then were moved to the guest tables afterwards, where they served as centerpieces.

Other “double-duty” designs include:

• Bridal Party Bouquets can be used to decorate the head table or cake table.

• Low-profile Unity Candle Arrangement can be placed on the Guest Book Table to decorate the entry to the reception site.

• Large Ceremony Arrangements can be placed on either side of the doors at the entrance to the reception site or can be placed on pillars behind the head table or cake table to provide a “floral” backdrop in the photos.

Silver Ice Bucket Arrangement

Silver Ice Bucket Arrangement

Stay “In Season”

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Many brides are taken away by the beauty of the flowers they saw at a friends wedding and say to themselves “THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT.” The only problem is they were attending a November wedding and their upcoming nuptials will be in mid-July. Big difference!

When selecting flowers for your special day, be sure to consider seasonality. Many flowers may still be available but will need to be imported from other countries and will be inordinately expensive “¦ if available at all.

Take a look at this great chart to see a listing of flowers and availability by season. Note: Some of the flowers listed may not be commercially available.