Q - I want my nine bridesmaids to have beautiful bouquets, but we’re on a tight budget. Do you have any ideas on how we can save money?
"Talk to your florist and explain your financial situation. Most will offer you advice and suggestions on how you can keep the cost down.
"Some florists can get stems cheaper when buying in bulk, so sticking with the same flower can sometimes cost less.
"Picking seasonal blooms will help reduce the cost and ensure the arrangements look fresh on the day.
"Large flowers such as the O’Hara rose may cost more than a standard version, but due to its size, you won’t need to buy as many.
"Instead of having a top table arrangement, why not fill vases with your bouquets after the ceremony?"