Many brides choose to purchase and design their own floral arrangements, rather than hiring a floral designer. This is a great way to save money and ensure that what you want is what you really do get.
Although being in charge of your own wedding flowers can add an extra amount of stress to your wedding day, careful planning and a lot of help can allow it to go smoothly. The most important things to remember when you are planning on purchasing and designing your own wedding flowers is to have a back-up plan in case something goes wrong, and be sure to allow plenty of time for putting the arrangements together.
One of the best places to buy your Wedding Flowers is at a wholesale market. Many larger cities have these, but purchases are often restricted to authorized buyers. Check this out ahead of time, as you don’t want to turn up at the flower market the day before your wedding and find that you can’t buy anything! If you are planning on making the flower arrangements the day of the wedding, you will need to get to the flower market well before sunrise.
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Smaller towns often have farmers’ markets that are open one or two days per week. By visiting a farmers’ market and talking with growers, you can pre-arrange a delivery or pick-up for the morning of the wedding. Farmers’ markets are considerably cheaper than buying flowers from established florists, but not as inexpensive as the wholesale market.
Large grocery stores are another option for buying both unarranged flowers and foliage, as well as complete flower arrangements. These stores often have young, talented flower arrangers who are eager to work on wedding arrangements. They are often more dependable than working with farmers’ markets or wholesalers, and their prices are usually cheaper than traditional wedding florists.
If you are considering purchasing your own flowers, be aware that things might not go as planned. Have a “Plan B”, just in case things don’t work out. You don’t need the flowers to add more stress to your wedding day!