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Written by Lynsey Last updated: February 11, 2012
It seems a shame to talk about money when it comes to something as lovely as flowers, but they do have to be paid for. Read on for a few pointers on creating your wedding flower budget.
Footing your flower bill
Traditionally, the groom pays for the bride’s bouquet, and the bride’s parents foot the rest of the flower bill. However, when you get engaged, one of the first things you’ll do is plan your general wedding budget and work out who is paying for what. Flowers are a lovely part of your wedding day, so it may be that even if you’re paying for your wedding, your parents might like to pay towards the flowers.
How much will you pay?
When it comes to paying for flowers, the sky’s the limit and you generally get what you pay for – so you can set a budget for £500 or £5000… or even £50,000 if you want to be showered with petals! Generally speaking, set aside around 5 to 10% of your wedding budget to pay for flowers. Prices obviously depend on the time of year of your wedding, your venue, your chosen flowers and your florist, but this is a good basic guide to work from.
Keeping costs in check
Flowers are an area where your basic decisions can make a huge impact on cost. Follow these tips to cut your expenses:
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