No wedding would be complete without flowers – it’s basically the law. Yet, as your credit card takes a beating with all of the money you need to shell out for your wedding venue, your dress, your suits, your food, your rings and more, you start to wonder whether paying a florist hundreds of pounds for flowers that will die in a few days is really worth it. If you’re trying to keep the costs down, there may be an alternative. While we won’t deny the fact that florists are great at what they do (you rock), you could try creating your own bouquets and flower arrangements for your own big day at a fraction of the price. It’s not easy, florists have years of training to be amazing at their craft, but it could save you some serious cash. Here’s how to make your own wedding bouquet using supermarket bargains…
When choosing flowers for your big day, you want the best of the best and nothing less – and most people think that to find the most exquisite and long-lasting flowers they need to pay a little extra. Well, this just isn’t true. One of the best DIY wedding flowers hacks we could possibly give you would be to take a trip to your local Lidl store. Not only does this supermarket have daily deliveries of fresh flowers, but they are also cheaper than your other supermarkets and will sometimes only cost you around 95p a bunch! As if that wasn’t enough to convert you, Lidl’s flowers also boast a 10-day lifespan so that you can enjoy your flowers after your wedding day, too. When you actually get to make your own wedding bouquet, you’re not likely to do it on the morning of the event, so having a longer lifespan will really help you out.
Hopefully, you’ll only have one wedding day during your lifetime, which means that you need to go big or go home! If you’re looking to buy your own wedding flowers from a supermarket, there are a few ways to ensure that you maintain florist-quality, but for a fraction of the price. If you buy flowers with longer stems, you will be able to create the illusion that you have more flowers than you do. Make sure that there are some flowers in these bouquets that do have larger flower heads to enhance this illusion, tie them with a ribbon, and you’ll be good to go.
We’re all pretty familiar with the idea of reducing, reusing and recycling, but did you know you could do this with your supermarket wedding flowers? When using a florist, many couples shell out for flowers that fill their wedding ceremony venue and their reception venue – which costs a heck load of money. To save money using your supermarket flowers, recycle them from the ceremony to the reception area when nobody’s looking. Of course, you don’t have to simply move them from one place to the other. You can transfer them into different pots, vases or jars to fit your aesthetic, or you could tear a few up and use the petals as table decorations (if you can bear to do that). If you’ve gone to the effort to make your own wedding bouquet then you might as well get the most use out of them!
The one downside of making your own wedding bouquet is that you can’t choose which flowers you want to use within your wedding. Instead, you have to work with what you can get on the day (or the day before). For your best chance at picking up the prettiest flowers, ask the supermarket in advance when they receive their delivery in the morning, and ensure that you get there as soon as the shop opens so you can get the best pick of the bunch (what a bloomin’ good joke). Choose the flowers of your choice, bask in the fact that you created the flowery masterpieces, and roll with it!
While you can buy your wedding flowers from a florist, if you want our favourite budget wedding flowers hack, then you might as well take a trip to your local supermarket and stock up! Your wallet will thank you for it. You also get bragging rights when you tell people that you made your own wedding bouquet!
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