Photo Credit: Kristi Wright Photography 

Photo Credit: Kristi Wright Photography 

Florals can be anywhere from 10-15% of a couple’s budget, which can add up quicker than some couples want to believe. To keep a budget friendly wedding on track, here are a few ways to snag the finest flowers without breaking the bank. 

Greenery and other filler flowers are more economical than their petal filled cousins. Using greens offers an organic, free-flowing look rather than providing structured centerpieces for the reception. Avoid having a florist create complicated, full flowered centerpieces to decrease high labor costs. 

Photo Credit: Stephanie Hunter-Drago Photography

Photo Credit: Stephanie Hunter-Drago Photography

A florist can construct blossoming arrangements with fuller blooms like peonies and hydrangeas to fill a larger space on a table. The bouquets may be pricier than greenery, but brides will spend less by purchasing fewer flowers than they would if they chose daintier flowers for their centerpieces. Alternating nonfloral elements like candles, books, and lanterns on the tables will vary the assortments. 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Brides hire a professional for their expertise and knowledge; the best advice is to listen to their instruction. Florists can recommend reasonable alternatives such as purchasing flower substitutes that are within the wedding season to cut down on cost, which will result in a bigger bang for the bride’s buck as well as higher quality. 

Ma Maison would love to have your ceremony and reception flowers adorn one of our three outdoor ceremony sites and glorious grand hall. Influenced by French history, our 23-acre wedding venue is sure to transport you through time to another old world.