Planning a wedding can be an expensive and time-consuming process. According to The Independent, the average couple spends an eye-watering £30,355 on their big day, but that figure can balloon even further when you outsource everything or hire a wedding planner to do the work for you.
From food and drink through to venue and transportation, your wedding bill can quickly add up and cause unnecessary stress on what’s supposed to be a beautiful day.
However, if you want to save some money and ensure your wedding goes off with a bang, there are some changes you can make. Below, we’ve put together just some of the reasons why it makes sense to organise your own flowers when planning your wedding…
You’ll save money
According to Hitched, the average UK couple spends around £1,500 on flowers for their wedding, but that price can quickly increase if you’re looking for a bespoke design or want to include some specific flowers.
As we’ve already outlined – weddings can be very expensive, so creating your own floral displays will save you some serious money.
Indeed, you don’t pay thousands for the flowers themselves; you’re paying for the florists’ time, putting together your bouquets and planning the most suitable arrangements based on your colour schemes.
We’re not saying that you can become an award-winning florist overnight, but you’ll probably find that you can create your own displays with some practice, and save a tonne of money when you buy wholesale flowers UK rather than from a specialist florist.
And every little helps – even if you only save £500 by creating your own flowers, that’s £500 to spend elsewhere!
You’ll have fun
If you’re creative, then you’ll likely find flower arranging a fun and enjoyable task, especially if you have some time to practice before you work on the flowers for your big day. Get your friends and family together and organise a ‘trial run’ – and give the flowers away to a friend or a wedding party to avoid waste.
Alternatively, consider rounding up your bridesmaids on the morning of your wedding and create displays on the morning of – it’ll give you something to focus on so that you don’t get too nervous, and it’s a great team-building exercise, too!
You’ll be in control
There’s something special about creating your own displays and receiving compliments from friends and family, especially on a day as important as your wedding day. Being in control and being able to choose your own colours and styles means that you can build a bouquet that you truly love – one that complements your outfit, colour scheme, and choice of venue.
You won’t have to worry about waiting for the florist to show up on the morning of your big day, either – you’ll have everything you need to create your own arrangements and you can do it in your own time, saving you unnecessary stress on a day that will already be tense!
Congratulations on your engagement, and the best of luck for your big day. Remember that doing it on your own may seem daunting at first, but it’s a great way to add some personality to your wedding and save some money, too. Let us know how you get on using @Fuzzable, and check back soon for more wedding advice and tips from professionals around the world.