What are the Most Inexpensive Wedding Flowers?

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Those are baby’s breath behind her... Photo Credit: Theel Wedding Productions

This is a popular question! Truthfully? It depends on several factors — where you are, quality, quantity, seasonality/market, and where you get them.

When you search “cheapest wedding flower” on the internet, the ones that commonly appear will be roses, Peruvian lilies, carnations, daisies, mums or baby’s breath, and for greenery, lemon leaf and leather leaf, to name a few. Take a peek at your local grocery store, a chain supermarket or the corner bodega and see what flowers are commonly found among them. Oftentimes, it will be some of the above.

Not all flowers are created equal though. The ones supplied to large chain-stores such as Costco, brand-name supermarkets and neighborhood grocers are usually not of the same quality as wedding/event flowers but not necessarily any less beautiful.  

So if you swoon over any of those mentioned, you have been blessed by the flower gods. They may not be considered high-end but they are abundant, hardy, and just as pretty. These flowers are typically available year-round (barring major catastrophes) so your floral designer can fill your flower order without much fuss and the best part is that many talented floral designers can elevate even the most everyday flower to a level that will be truly special for your day.

And for the rest of us whose hearts have been pining for flowers not on that list?
I love to recommend floral designs that use only one type of flower or to reserve your can’t-live-without florals for your bridal bouquet.

Learn more by reading “How to Get the Most Out of Your Floral Budget.”