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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.


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Wedding Budget Tip #4:

Use fresh flowers sparingly.


I love fresh flowers just as much as the next gal, but when it came to planning my wedding expenses blooms were one of the first things to go.

Unfortunately, fresh flowers can be pricey, especially depending on the season for a particular flower. Thankfully, there are tons of great flower alternatives for wedding decor. Whether you DIY some paper flowers or opt to use sticks or candles for centerpieces instead, there are so many stunning and budget friendly ways to create a beautiful tablescape for less.

You might even want to consider silk flowers instead of fresh ones, which you could resell after your wedding to another budget savvy bride to recoup your cost.

In need of some alternative inspiration? Check out our blog series on flower alternatives. And if you’ve got your heart set on a plethora of pretty flowers, that’s okay, too. You’ll just have to find ways to cut costs elsewhere. We’ve got lots of tips to share coming up to help you do just that! 😉


Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.



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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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