BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Do you know how to make it look like you splurged on yourwedding, when your really saved?
Last week, News 4's Melissa Holmes gave you tips from theexperts for saving on the reception. Now, how to slash the floralbudget.
Beautiful floral bouquets and centerpieces can blow you away,but they can also blow your budget.
"It's a lot more than I thought it would be," said CarlySwanick.
Florists revealed their secrets to Holmes and said if bridesscale back the size of the bouquets or use more greens and filler-no one will really know. They also say stay away from expensiveflowers like orchids and calla lilies. Roses are mid range. Gerberdaisies and mixed pomps are even less expensive.
Floral centerpieces can be very expensive, think $30 and up pertable. So florists admit it might be smart to stay away from floralcenterpieces and do candles or votives instead, and just spend themoney on flowers for bouquets.
Or trick your guests and go silk instead.
Sue Bonfiglio of Afloral.comsaid, "It's affordable. It's a fraction of the cost of fresh."
Brides or their crafty friends make their own bouquets or buypre-made bouquets at places like www.afloral.com.
Bonfiglio said, "We have bouquets that start at $9.99.Boutonnieres that start at $1.29,so it does not have to beexpensive."
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