This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference. Today's post is all about in-season flowers.
Wedding Budget Tip #16:
Want to save money on your wedding? Choose in-season flowers.
You might have a certain type of flower in mind for your wedding bouquet or centerpieces… but did you know that your favorite flower might cost you MORE money at a certain time of the year?
That's because flowers are seasonal… meaning that they tend to bloom during a certain season and therefore are more readily available during those time of the year.
This isn't the case for every type of flower — there are some varieties that bloom all year round. It's important to consider the season of your wedding when choosing your wedding flowers, because if you pick an out-of-season bloom, you could end up overpaying or going over budget.
It's not completely impossible to get certain flowers during their non-peak season, but typically it would lead to increased prices because of the cost of flying flowers in from out of the country. Not very budget savvy!
Need help choosing in-season flowers?
Want to know what flowers are in season during the different months of the year? Scroll through our slideshow below to see the info we rounded up:
This isn't a complete list, of course, but a general one to give you a basic idea. A good place to find a comprehensive list would be this list of flower availability by month from our friends at Fifty Flowers.
We hope these handy tools and resources help you choose affordable flowers for your big day. When you choose in-season flowers for your wedding, you'll likely save money because they are more readily available and easier to get.
So tell us:
have you considered the seasonality of your chosen wedding flowers?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.