Wedding flowers can be a surprisingly pricey purchase – so what’s a bride to do if she wants beautiful blooms without blowing the budget? We asked the lovely Sabine at G Lily what her favourite inexpensive wedding flowers were – here are her recommendations!
With spring in the air, our current favourite flower is blossom – it’s simple, beautiful and natural. Used alone, blossom is the ideal way to create large displays that bring the orchard indoors.
This bloom is a budget wedding favourite! Its delicate, cloud-like flowers look wonderful massed in large arrangements, which makes gypsophila perfect for creating impact without breaking the bank.
Spring flowers like narcissi, daffodils and tulips are good value, and may even be growing in your garden! This table centre of 4 bunches of narcissi arranged in a paper lampshade has a wonderful scent and cost less than £10 to make. Look for narcissi from the Scilly isles and support our British growers.
When it comes to wedding flowers, less is sometimes more. Exotic flowers like orchids can be expensive, but a few blooms arranged in a more contemporary way doesn’t cost the earth and makes a dramatic statement. Here we used 10 stems of Gloriosa lily in a selection of water-filled vases.
Dahlias are making a massive comeback, and the good news is that these economical blooms come in every shape and colour imaginable, which means you’re sure to find a flower to match your wedding theme. Look for local growers in your area via the Flowers from the Farm network.
The carnation is another wedding flower that’s becoming popular again. With many new varieties on the market, the humble carnation is definitely worth a second look, as its both robust and budget friendly – plus it can give you the full, fluffy look of garden roses for a fraction of the price! Check out our video on making a carnation pomander.
For winter weddings, a massive bunch of twigs or bare branches with a few flowers and hanging tea lights attached looks wonderful. You can leave the branches naked, or spray them gold or silver for a metallic theme wedding – plus the great thing is that twigs won’t wilt, so they can be used again!