Monday, July 7, 2008

Wedding on a budget

Hope everyone had a great and safe 4th of July, mine was so good that i didn't want to come back to work but here i am  

Well My BF and i have this ongoing "argument" about the budget of our possible wedding. I have a certain amount in mind and needless to say that his is about half of mine. So am sure you understand that i was intrigued when i stumbled upon this article, it gave great tips on cutting cost and still have that wedding you always dreamed of. 

Among the most notable advices:

 " Use nonfloral fillers. Mix fruit with flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece for half the price of a flowers-only design. Or ask for extra greenery to fill out the arrangement at a lower cost." 
Need some ideas for a fruity centerpiece you can check out my post about it.

"Be sly with centerpieces. Choose less expensive flowers that are in season (such as dahlias or local hydrangeas) to use at the base of the arrangement, since they'll ultimately be covered by pricier blooms." I would also advice to pick local flower. 

So here is a list of flowers by seasons. 

Fall Season Flowers:

Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Rose, Hydrangea, Sunflower, Zinnia

 Spring Season Flowers:

Hyacinth, Lilac, Tulip, Peony, Forsythia, Violet

Summer Season Flowers:

Daisy, Asiatic Lily, Clematis, Pansy, Sunflowers 

Winter Season Flowers:

Forsythia, Hydrangea, Rose, Tulip


All Season Flowers:

Astilbe, Baby Breath, Calla Lily, Carnation, Freesia, Ivies, Lily of the Valley, Stargazer Lily, Stephanotis 

Happy Planning!!!