(PRWEB UK) 2 July 2013
With the cost of weddings on the rise, many brides-to-be will be looking for savvy ways to rein in their budget without skimping on quality. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get clever when it comes to the all-important flower arrangements.
As a leading online retailer of festive decorations, the Hanging Lantern Company explains how to make an affordable wedding wonderland with the following top tips:
While a few gorgeously large floral arrangements are a must at the church and wedding reception, the Hanging Lantern Company advises that for the table decorations, ladies can save money by creating home-made flower bouquets. Minimalistic is considered to be contemporary chic – even twigs can be used with the right flair. Further ideas for beautiful arrangements that won’t cost an arm and a leg are bouquets of roses tied with pretty ribbons, placing four or five pillar candles on top of rose petals or having wide shallow bowls filled with water and several floating flowers.
Another tip is to boost the ambient charm of a reception room without buying tons of flowers is to string up Chinese Lanterns. These days, they come in a range of sizes and colours, plus they’re now safer than ever before since leading companies now sell LED battery lights for paper lanterns rather than the traditional variety lit by candle flames.
A kind and knowledgeable florist can be gold, since they will be able to recommend flower ideas which fit in with most any budget. For example, ladies can keep costs down by opting for seasonal flowers since these will often be the cheapest.
The Hanging Lantern Company also explains that it’s wise to first formulate a clear idea about the general style and colour scheme of the planned wedding before visiting the florist, since this will allow them to give targeted advice on the most complementary and affordable flowers accordingly.
A thriftily clever way to have the church bursting with flowers without footing a huge bill is to get married immediately after Easter or during the Christmas season, since it will already be decorated with flowers suggest the Hanging Lantern Company.
Further tips are that brides-to-be consider a shared venue for the marriage, or a venue that includes a garden. These locations will already have lush flowers and greenery a-plenty.
Rob Payne, owner of the Hanging Lantern Company, concluded: “We often have expectant brides asking us how they can save money on decorations for their special day – the tips we’ve outlined show that with a little bit of savvy flair when it comes to the flowers and lighting, they can free up their budget for other essentials such as the wedding gown and honeymoon.”