Country Pub Wedding

It all starts when he gets down on one knee and asks that all so important question . . .Will you marry me. . .?

I love the country themed flowers they are so natural. The materials are placed in glass jam jars and wrapped with a mix of lace and satin ribbon.  The natural looking arrangements and environment, gives a loving theme to this wedding. Let’s all remember we can have our weddings in churches, mansions, hotels, halls, pubs, tents or even your backyard, just remember dreams are there to become true . . .

I had a pleasure to make country style arrangement for a lovely bride – Rebecca. She had her special day at The Wilmington Arms pub in Islington. I loved every bit  of her arrangements – specially her bouquet of amnesia roses, hydrangea, sweet pea and purple larkspur.

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids, vintage wedding flowers

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids

amnesia rose, sweet pea, hydrangea

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

5 Tips How To Save Money On Your Wedding Flowers

1. Season

Make sure you are choosing seasonal flowers. If you want lily of the valley in August be prepared to pay five times more than in May. Check what is in season before ordering:

http://www.flowers.org.uk/public/flowers-by-month.php

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

2. Quantity 

Have a think about many bridesmaids, buttonholes, tables, etc. you will have. You’ll be amazed at how the price of your wedding builds up when you add multipliers.

For example, if you would like to have pew ends in church, the price starts at about £10 each. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but you will need 20 of them, so that’s already £200! I always recommend to have only every second pew end decorated, as this way you can reduce the cost by half. What about your table arrangements. £100 each? Times that by 12. That’s £1200. Well if you’re wondering whether to invite those forgotten cousins or estranged friends, don’t! You could save a couple of tables, and pay for your pew ends!

3. Size

Is your venue very big? Do you need to fill up the space with big arrangements, or is it enough to have just small table centres?  The price of a big arrangement will start from £70, depending on the flowers and design, compared to as little £20 for a small table centre. Think big, but the art of  subtlety can never be over-exaggerated.

4. Church flowers

Traditionally brides want to have flower decorations at the church, as they look beautiful and special. If you need to operate within a strict budget, don’t think too much about the Church flowers. The ceremony usually only lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, so make sure you don’t spend all your money on church flowers as you won’t see much of them! My advice would be to ask your florist to collect the arrangements after the ceremony and deliver them to your reception. You’ll go further with your money, and get to enjoy more flowers later in the day!

5. Plants

You can always choose a plant for your table decoration. Just ask your florist to put the plant in a nice container. It will look beautiful, be cheaper than flower arrangements, and at the end of the day they make wonderful souvenirs for your guests to take home.