I have so many tips to choose from and it is so hard to pick which I should give for my first!
Are flowers really worth it?
My first tip is going to be about flowers and is this an expense you should really splurge on? I totally understand the thought process – Why spend so much money on something that is going to just die?! While this is not a rash thought, don’t forget that they will be in your wedding images that you will have forever! There are so many expenses when it comes to wedding planning and I totally understand that. Normally, brides prioritize what they want to invest the most in and what they want to try to save money on. Usually brides want to invest in photographer, videographer, and dj. I totally recommend those being high on the list, if not the highest, but don’t leave out flowers! I recommend making your bridal bouquet a huge priority! Spend less on the bridesmaids bouquets and groomsman boutonnieres and focus on your bouquet. I, along with most other photographers, use the bridal bouquet to add to bridal details, reception details, and of course bride and groom portraits and it makes a huge difference. The bridal bouquet is a simple focal point when it comes to your images so I highly recommend going for your dream/pinterest-find bouquet. Go big and go bold, add in colors that look great together even if they aren’t exact colors of your wedding (I so regret not doing this for mine!!)
Here are some of my favorite floral inspirations!