Flower & business design insights, inspiration, and advise for the modern day florist (or wannabe florist).
More and more we are seeing brides becoming overwhelmed with the whole floral and décor process that goes into a wedding. Many don’t understand all the work that goes into producing breathtaking floral arrangements, bouquets, and more. The prep and design process is enough to make any newbie florist cringe.
So the good news is that there is a method to the madness and you can cut cost with adding DIY elements to your floral décor order. You should expect to spend about 10%-15% of your total budget to floral décor. This averages about $1,500.00-$5,000.00 for most brides. The typical wedding is about (traditional American) 150-300 guests.
Q: How can you tackle your big day and save money while using the flowers of your dreams?
A: Choose one or two segments out of the three.
What are these three segments?
1. Personals: Bridal Bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquets, petals, boutonnieres, and flower for the hair.
2. Ceremony: Alter arrangements, Aisle décor, petals, candles, etc.
3. Reception: Foyer, sign in table, bar, centerpieces, head table, etc.
Aaah, now you see the segments. Can you imagine tackling each one of these before the most important day of your life! I think not! I do believe, however, that somethings you can tackle stress free on your own and with the right knowledge you can achieve that luxe look for less.
FACT: Most of our DIY bridal clients who take our bridal day workshops, and courses are not looking for daisy and baby's breath bouquets. They are looking to work with higher end florals, are perfectionist, love floral +decor in general, and well can afford to spend the time to hand craft their special day.
So let’s say you have a $2,000.00 budget, but a $10,000.00 pintrest fantasy mood board, what should you do?
1st Option: By creating the personals, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc. you can save about a third of your budget. These are often time consuming, but not nearly as overwhelming as creating the ceremonial decor.
2nd. Option: Regardless of your ceremony and reception being in two different locations or not, you can opt to have your ceremony florals designed in such a way they can be utilized in the reception hall.
If you have not received any training, we advise you to take our DIY Bridal Class or anyone for that matter and practice before your big day. We love our DIY brides and are always here to help with any questions about any projects you might have! So don't hesitate to post any questions below!