If you are trying to save a little money to stay on track for your budget consider having decorations and items for the wedding do double duty. Instead of purchasing additional centerpieces for the reception, utilize the bridesmaid’s bouquets. They can carry them during the ceremony and then showcase the beautiful arrangements on the reception tables. If you figure a basic floral arrangement starts at about $25, and most cost a lot more, you are saving $25 or more for every bouquet you reuse.
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If you’re going to have ceremony flowers consider utilizing them for decoration during the reception as well. Again, depending on the size and flowers in the arrangement, you are going save a minimum or $25, or upwards of $49 for something similar to the photos below for every arrangement you reuse.
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Talk to your florist and ask if they will hang around to help move any ceremony flowers to the reception. If not, ask an onsite coordinator or even a server or banquet captain many will help move items with out a fee. The florist for this event not only set up all the flowers but stuck around and helped moved all the arrangements from the ceremony to the reception tables. Making it a quick and easy move that saved the bride over $195 for the four arrangements that were reused.