Picking the Right Flowers for Your Event

Picking the Right Flowers for Your Event

For those who haven’t planned a large event or wedding, it may be shocking how expensive flowers can be. Floral decor can play a pivotal role in tying together the theme and colors of your event, but there are so many options!

We’re going to break it down for you.

The Cost

On average, couples spend upwards of two thousand dollars on real flowers for their wedding; not an insignificant portion of a wedding budget. If you are committed to having a hearty floral budget, then real flowers can provide fragrance and opulence. However, micro-weddings have become more and more popular in recent years; much of the time, couples would rather spend money on their honeymoon than on their reception and ceremony. For many, the portion of their wedding budget committed to flowers seems like an obvious place to cut costs.

The Alternatives

The first option you might consider for cutting floral costs is simply reducing the number of flowers you buy; this is certainly reasonable for small weddings and events that aren’t weddings. The next obvious step is artificial flowers; there are a variety of options, but the most popular and elegant are silk flowers. For DIY enthusiasts, there are a number of options on sites like Etsy that look realistic.


Artificial flower rentals are an enticing option for budget wedding and event planners, as well as people concerned with the environmental impact of their wedding. Artificial flower rentals can run as low as $50 and are even available through shipping if you don’t have a company that rents them in your immediate area. Whether you’re considering real flowers or artificial flowers, they are often used only one time on the day of the event. Of course, for event planning companies, it is worth the investment to keep a stock of your own artificial flowers, but this is obviously not necessarily the case for everyone.

Additional Benefits

In all likelihood, your guests will not notice your flowers are artificial; and even if they do, they are unlikely to care. Some guests may even be thankful that you’ve not opted for real flowers because of their allergies and sensitivities to fragrances.

Many people dry their wedding flowers to save as a keepsake, but with artificial flowers, you won’t ever have to worry about them getting delicate and old. You can keep artificial flowers looking the same as they looked the day of your wedding/event, keeping the memory as fresh as they look.