Price Range: Less than $100 per table
Best Look For the Budget: This budget works great for smaller weddings or weddings where the couple wants to use single stem flowers in smaller containers or more greenery in place of blooms. This budget might seem small, but you can do a lot with very little. Putmon’s advice to every couple is to make your floral budget stretch. And when you have less than $100 per table to work with, every flower counts. One great way to make the most of your money is to use the bouquets you paid for, including the bridesmaid bouquets, as centerpieces. Once the ceremony is over, use those arrangements as centerpieces on the cake table, near the guest book or as thank-you gifts to people who helped with the ceremony.
Tip: For single-stem arrangements, Putmon recommends finding vases where the height difference is no more than three inches of each other, so if your tallest vase is seven inches, your shortest should be four inches.
Tip: You can also save money by using your own vases. Just make sure you get your vases and containers to Putmon and the Hy-Vee floral department two weeks before the wedding date.
Flowers to Focus On: Carnations, alstroemeria, mums, daisies, leather leaf, ruscus.
Unexpected Bloom: Mums can be absolutely stunning in bridal work. There are so many gorgeous shapes and colors, and they can be very large and make an impact. They’re also super budget friendly.