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Four Ways to Maximize Floral and Plant Arrangements at Your Upcoming Wedding 

If you are starting to plan an upcoming wedding, costs can stack up quickly. While floral and plant arrangements can seem like a wedding must-have, you might not be sure how to validate this expense. The good news is, there are ways to maximize your arrangements, save on costs, and still have great flowers or even plants at your event. Here are four tips that can help you get the most out of greenery options at your upcoming wedding.

  1. Dual Uses for Bridesmaid’s Bouquets

If you have great looking bouquets for your bridesmaids to walk down the aisle with, this doesn’t need to be the last time these flowers are used in your wedding. Have these floral arrangements do double-duty and use bouquets as centerpieces during your reception as well. With a little pre-planning, you can have vases or centerpiece holders ready with water for flower drop-offs. Your bridesmaids can simply place their bouquets on tables when your reception is getting underway.

  1. Send Home Floral Arrangements as Gifts

The sad thing about wedding floral arrangements is that your big day can fly by. Many times, flowers just end up in the trash at the end of the night. Work to have your arrangements designed in a way that are easy to travel. These can then be given away at the end of the night to your guests as a gift from your wedding. Flowers will brighten up your loved one’s homes for at least few more days.

  1. Opt for One Flower Type

If you can settle on one type of flower, such as pink roses, opting to streamline your floral choices can save money and make your flower prep more efficient if your flowers will be DIY. If you can find a flower that is easy to source and is in-season, this can cut down on costs quickly. Choosing one type of flower can add a dramatic splash to the color scheme of your wedding and be a major part of your overall decor.

  1. Incorporate Succulents

A great spin off of traditional floral arrangements is opting for succulents instead. Planted succulents can be reused as gifts, or planted in your new home as a remembrance of your special day. If you are looking for a more sustainable option over flowers, succulents can still be a great decoration and add greenery to your day. You can be proud that your decorations will be planted and live on beyond your big day.

Having fresh floral and plant arrangements at your wedding doesn’t mean you can’t maximize these throughout your event. There are plenty of ways to make your dollars go further when it comes to greenery on your big day. Get creative with flowers and plant options that can make your day more memorable and hopefully help you stick to your wedding budget.