10 Best Inexpensive Wedding Flowers To Use in Wedding Centerpieces
How to get inexpensive wedding flowers is a concern that many brides and grooms have. Flowers can be expensive! A single centerpiece can cost hundreds of dollars and other decorative elements can quickly add up. Before you know it, you’re paying thousands of dollars for blooms.
Don’t automatically assume you have to skip the flowers if you want to save money on your wedding. You can still get beautiful wedding centerpieces, but you may have to rethink the flowers you want to use. Some of the most affordable wedding flower options include:
- Baby's breath
- Flowers with large heads
- Eucalyptus and other dried naturals
- Faux flowers
- Seasonal, regional flowers
Floral Arrangement Featuring David Austen’s Roses: Janne Ford
Don’t automatically assume roses are out of your budget. Standard roses can sometimes be expensive because they are popular with brides. Instead, keep your eye open for garden variety roses and spray roses. They are both romantic alternatives to standard roses, they are unexpected, and you can usually get more bang for your buck.
Floral Arrangement Featuring Different Kinds of Daisies: One Wed
Daisies are a great option for brides on a budget. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. If you’re planning a whimsical, fun wedding, consider large gerbera daisies. If you’re looking for a more romantic feel, consider spray daisies instead. They are easy to grow, so brides with a green thumb could even grow their own and pick them right before the wedding.
Hanging Orange Carnations: Martha Stewart
If you’re really on a tight budget and you’re wondering which wedding flowers are least expensive, look no further than carnations! Don’t make the mistake of thinking carnations always look cheap either. It’s all in how they are arranged. Instead of placing a few sad buds in a vase, get creative by hanging buds from fishing wire, string them to create garland, or pack them tightly into flower arrangements to give them a ruffled rose appearance.
Bird Cage Stuffed With Baby’s Breath: My Wedding
Getting a good deal on flowers sometimes means thinking about flowers in new ways. Baby’s breath has traditionally been used as a filler flower, but it can stand on its own. Think white fluffy puffs of baby’s breath in buckets at the end of church pews, sprigs arranged around candles, or glass jars, wooden boxes, and even bird cages stuffed with these petite blooms.
Simple Centerpiece Featuring Pink Alstroemeria: Style Me Pretty
If money is an issue, but so is access, consider alstroemeria. If you’ve got a local grocery store that sells flowers, chances are, you can find this bloom sold in bunches! In hues of white, pink, orange, purple, and more, you can find a color that will work for your wedding. Create grand arrangements by placing multiple bouquets together or use them as filler in between pricier blooms.
Rose and Anthurium Table Centerpiece: Urban Marigold
Tropical flowers can cost an arm and a leg. That’s especially true if you love orchids, ginger flowers, and other popular tropical plants. If you’re hosting a wedding on the beach, but are looking to save a few dollars, consider anthurium. At half the cost per stem of more popular tropical flowers, you can buy twice as much for the same price.
Hydrangea Centerpiece: Wedding Wire
Flowers With Large Heads
It’s hard to say flowers like hydrangea, dahlia, and peonies are more affordable than others, but if you catch them at the right time, they can be. That’s because flowers with large heads always provide you with more bang for your buck. Instead of needing dozens of a single flower variety, you may be able to get away with just a few flowers when their large bloom fills up more of each centerpiece.
Centerpiece Composed of Spring Flowers: Magnolia Rouge
Seasonal, Regional Flowers
Seasonal flowers will always provide you with more bang for your buck. For example, you can get peonies for a steal in the spring, but they will cost a fortune in the fall.
Be on the lookout for regional flowers too. For example, tropical flowers are often more affordable down south, while you may be able to find a unique flower like trillium in the northeast.
Large Floral Arrangement Featuring Eucalyptus, Pampass Grass, and Thistle: Coastal Classy Events
Eucalyptus and Other Dried Naturals
Wedding décor to think about that requires you to consider options outside the box includes using eucalyptus and other dried naturals in place of living blooms. From fluffy fox tails to pampas grass, thistle, lunaria, and dried palms, you can create the perfect boho flower arrangements for less. Plus, you can display them long after your wedding is over!
Woodland Inspired Centerpiece Featuring Paper Flowers: The Knot
Faux flowers are a great option, not only because they can be inexpensive, but also because they play well into other wedding décor DIY ideas. Because they never wilt, you can make flower arrangements well ahead of your wedding day. Consider using quality silk flowers, but you can also create faux flowers out of paper, beads, and more.