The Victoria Florist believes that wedding flowers are simply the most important accessory for your special day. Flowers complete every picture and setting.

When you first start budgeting for your wedding flowers you might think you simply need a few bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and table flowers. If it were only that simple. But, as with every aspect of your wedding, the lists continue to grow. There are cake flowers, altar bouquets, guest book table flowers, pew markets, isle petals, toss bouquet, flowers for the chair ties, and registry table flowers just for a start.

You need to take evasive action if you are to keep your budget in control. Even though price is important, your decision should not be made simply on price. Ask a wedding professionals such as The Victoria Florist or your bridal shop for their advice and be honest about your budget. Remember that flowers come in different grades. Cheaper, shorter flowers often do not last long as cut flowers. They won’t live long enough to use for your bouquets but might be alright for the cake topper, or to float in water.

If a friend has a recommendation,  check to see how much experience the floral designer who is creating your florals actually has. You need to be working with a professional who has experience working with hundreds of wedding budgets. One of the best ways to keep on budget and have good quality flowers is to use and re-use your larger pieces. We can take your floral pew markers and rearrange them in bowls with floating candles as centre-pieces. Pew flowers can even be grouped to create a lovely toss bouquet. We can even group your centre-pieces along the isle to decorate your ceremony. After the ceremony these flowers will look completely different once they are placed on the quest tables with some fresh petals or a mirror.

Always ask your florist for their suggestions to keep within your budget. Often a simple but elegant choice is available if you simply ask. Consider a cluster of cymbidium orchids with an exotic folded leaf instead of a large cluster of roses. Those rose bouquets that you see in the bridal magazines often have thirty or more flowers. The orchids may cost twice the price of a single rose but you will only need seven to create an unforgettable and long lasting bouquet.

At The Victoria Florist, we rent many of the stands, pillars, bowls, table mirrors, candle holders and ribbons you will need. I have run into hundreds of couples who have used up their budget purchasing dozens of containers only to own them for ever. Remember to ask about rentals before you use up valuable sources buying vases. There are many ways to have a beautiful wedding without going over budget, but it will take creativity and a focused team. Browse the gallery below for more fabulous wedding ideas and congratulations on your upcoming wedding.