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.
Wedding Budget Tip #39:
DIY Your Wedding Flowers.
If you've got your heart set on fresh flowers for your big day, you can easily do them yourself with a little pre-planning. There are tons of great resources out there for wholesale flowers like our friends at Blooms By The Box and VivaRoses. You could also consider shopping at your local farmer's market for inexpensive blooms to arrange yourself if hiring a professional florist is out of your budget.
If you've got the gumption and crafty skills to attempt to DIY your wedding flowers, just be sure to be organized about it. Make sure you have appropriate buckets and cool storage space to keep the flowers fresh, and that you have all the materials and tools you'll need to complete your arrangements.
We've featured a bunch of DIY wedding flower tutorials in the past — so be sure to check them out to get ideas and how-to's! Below are links to a few of our favorites.
Reception and Ceremony Flower DIYs:
- Large Ceremony Arrangement
- Vintage Peony Centerpiece
- Fall Centerpiece Tutorial
- Ranunculus Arrangement
- Garden Wedding Centerpiece
DIY Wedding Bouquet Tutorials:
- Baby's Breath Wedding Bouquet
- DIY Wildflower Bouquet Tutorial
- Hydrangea and Rose Bouquet
- Cascading Bouquet Tutorial
- Garden Wedding Bouquet
DIY Boutonniere Tutorials:
- Hand-Tied Boutonniere Tutorial
- Baby's Breath Boutonniere Tutorial
- Corsage and Boutonniere Tutorial
- Simple Boutonniere Tutorial
So tell us:
are you planning to DIY your 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.