Wedding are expensive events to plan, and alternatives to the traditional wedding bouquets can reduce your costs. With weddings costing an average of $20,000 to $25,000, every part of the wedding will come under scrutiny, and alternative cost saving measures sought. Wedding flowers average $1,100 for a wedding, and will fluctuate based on regional costs, how lavish the flower choices are, and whether the flowers are in season.
When you think of a wedding bouquet, two main choices come to mind—the traditional teardrop bouquet, and the round bouquet. There are many other choices when it comes to choosing a wedding bouquet, and we will address each one.For simple, informal modern weddings, many brides will choose just a few flower stems.
The bridesmaids might have only a single long-stemmed rose (with or without ribbon), while the bride might have three long stemmed roses tied with a ribbon. Simple, and elegant, this choice usually extends to the reception tables having a single long stemmed rose in a vase on each table. The long stemmed roses of the bride and bridesmaids are then able to be used on the head table to complete the look.
Smaller weddings allow for small bouquets, and in this situation the bride has a few choices. A circular posy or posy with ribbons is a nice choice. A posy is by definition a small bunch of flowers. A circular posy is when the flowers are arranged in a circular shape, or the posy can be a standard small bunch of flowers. Both posy styles can be accented with ribbon, or not, but most often a ribbon in the wedding colours accent the flower bouquet. These posy’s can be used on the head table as centrepieces, and similar flower centrepieces can be used on the reception room tables.