When it comes to decorating for your wedding, it can be very expensive when it comes to the flowers, hiring a wedding planner and all of the elements involved in making your wedding beautiful. If you are on a budget, there are many things you can do yourself that will help you save money and keep your costs low. One of the most costly portions of putting on a wedding involves using flowers for decoration. If you decide to use flowers, one money-saving tip is to do your own arrangements. This is not as difficult as it may sound and can be done easily if you limit the types and colors of flowers that you choose. Choose at the most two colors and/or kinds of flowers along with a standard type of vase to put them in to help keep things uniform. Then, you can arrange one white flower, for example, surrounded by four red flowers giving you a very simple and at the same time elegant presentation. When you purchase flowers make sure that you get varieties that are sturdy and long-lasting which will prevent wilting before the big day. You also want to make sure that you plan well in advance for making the arrangements so that they can be efficiently put together shortly before the wedding. This also make sure that the flowers look fresh when you want them to.
This tip is also very useful when making the boutineers and corsages for the wedding party. These can be simply made using supplies that are found at your local craft store. You can use real flowers, but you might consider choosing fake flowers, which not only mimic their real cousins but also are very inexpensive and at same time will create a permanent memory of your wedding. Again, keep things simple limit the colors and types that you choose to make arranging the flowers easier. False flowers are also wonderful to use for pew end decorations, table centerpieces, and any other accents you desire for the space. If you do not want to have to make your own flower arrangements you can also plan your wedding around the time of year when the establishment will be already decorated. Many churches will be adorned with lilies around Easter time, and also during the Christmas holidays with lots of pointsettas. These flowers are both beautiful and striking their color, form and arrangement that will accent your wedding beautifully. This can also save you a lot of money.