Picture this: You're engaged, planning your own wedding. You've got the perfect Pinterest board that shows exactly what you want for your big day. You've set up a meeting with your florist and you're prepared with photos to show him or her the exact flowers you want. You feel great about your meeting and you're excited that everything is coming together....until you see the quote. It's out of your budget!
Real talk, weddings are expensive, as we know. Not every bride has the luxury of being able to afford every bloom their heart desires. Luckily, in the world of flowers, the possibilities and quite literally endless! Here are four examples of substituting those expensive blooms with some more affordable ones.
Ex 1. Peonies
Ex. 2 Hydrangea
Ex 3 Astilbe
Ex 4 Lily of the Valley
So let's rewind back to our original scenario. Your floral quote is a little beyond what you were hoping to spend. Don't stress out! Work with your florist and see what less expensive alternatives you can come up with. You don't even have to give up the vision you're going for! Did you know there are almost 1/2 a million different types of flowers in the world? Chances are you can find a suitable substitution ;)
*All photos came from one of my favorite Wholesalers, Red Mountain Utah. You can check out their instagram for some floral inspiration @redmutah
I'm a wedding + event floral designer here to help with your basic wedding planning needs :) Thanks for reading! If you like what you see, feel free to contact me for a consult.