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Wedding Budget - 5 top tips

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 17:51 -- Marion

Our Wedding Brochure is now available in PDF form complete with an invaluable price guide to help you make the first steps towards budgeting for your flowers. Here's our 5 top tips to economising on your flower:-

1. Spend on your bridal flowers - your bouquet is your ultimate accessory - yes just like your shoes or jewellery - and will be visible for years to come in your photographs. Cut back on your venue flowers to keep the most luxurious blooms in your bouquet

2. Maximise on your table centres by giving them away as presents. Ask your florists for gift bags or boxes to place your flowers in once removed from hired vases.

3. Reuse - reuse - reuse..... nominate a friend or usher to take flowers from your ceremony to use in your reception. Pedestals sit nicely either side of the top table and again at the entrance to your evening party. A top table arrangement can be used first on the registrar's table and pew ends can be placed in vases/jars to decorate your venue later.

4. Ask your florist to recommend seasonal flowers. flowers out of season will be more expensive and a lesser quality. Good news roses and lilies are available all year round.

5. Love fragrance? Flower growers have carefully removed the scent from flowers over the years but the good news is that fragrance is making a come back! This may not happen before your big day so in the meantime mix your flowers with delicious scented herbs such as lavender, rosemary and mint. Less expensive than a flower too!

Request your 2018/19 Brochure here at info@flowersbymarion.co.uk

Customer Comments

Jo & Stephen,

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us for our wedding. The reception venue was beautiful. You turned a drab room into a wedding wonderland."

Michelle August 2015

Marion did the flowers for our wedding on Sunday 30th August 2015. They were absolutely stunning and she came up with ideas of how to keep the price down without impacting on the style or look and feel. For our consultation she came to...

Dawn Rose,The Old Kent Barn, Swingfield.

“Marion did the beautiful flowers for my wedding on 16th May 2014, she really understood the sort of thing I wanted and brought the image I had in my head to life! I would definitely recommend Marion and would certainly use her again...

Amie Sinclair, January 2016

I just wanted to write and say how much we loved everything you done for our wedding :-) The flowers were absolutely beautiful and the centre piece was exactly what I pictured!! The day was fantastic and thank you so much for...

Michael & Marie Eden, Skinners Hall

"Thank you so much for all the hardwork you and your team put in for our wedding earlier this month. The flowers were amazing and of the highest quality. The arrangements were outstanding, inventive, yet classical in design and pulled...

Maria,Bradbourne House

"Many thanks for all the beautiful flower arrangements you made. Everyone admired them and the table centres were a real talking point. I have the arrangements at home and they are a wonderful reminder this week of a lovely day....

Caroline, Rowhill Grange

"Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful flowers! We were so pleased with them, and received so many compliments from our guests. Thank you for taking so much time to get them just right, and for all your emails and...

Lisa Smith, Cooling Castle,

"I just wanted to send you an e-mail to say thank you so much for all your help for my wedding day. When I first got to Cooling I had a walk around to look at all the details and I was blown away you and your team did a wonderful job and...

Melissa, Bradbourne House,

"It was a beautiful day and your flowers brought such elegance and chic to our overall look for the day. Everybody commented on how lovely and modern my bouquet was. I loved them and the bridesmaids adored their bouquets too. Both mums...

Becky & Anthony, The Knowle, Gravesend

"We both wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful flowers and the lovely display at The Knowle, everything was fantastic"

Julie & Mark, Cooling Castle

Thank you so much for for the wonderful flowers they looked amazing and I had so many comments on how lovely they all were – so thank you so much again you did a great job."

Linda Anderson Funeral 2016

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful flowers you created for my dad’s funeral, Danny Shreeves, on 4 February.  Your home visit and the service provided made things easier for us at this difficult time. Thank you once again...

Mary Jupp, Bexleyheath

My flowers are still looking sweet nearly 2 weeks after Mother's Day. The presentation and the delivery were perfect, such a beautiful hand tied bouquet, gorgeous. They made me feel very special.

Helen & Jason,

"We were so pleased with all the wedding flowers. From bouquets to button holes to table decorations - they all looked so absolutely beautiful on the day. The mock bouquet was a great idea. I was left confident I had chosen the right...

Nicola Hall, Funeral Feb 2016

The flowers today for my uncles funeral were absolutely beautiful. Perfection. The family commented on how good a job Marion had done and also how lovely she was to deal with. At a very sad time a home visit from the florist is so much...

Clare, Bexleyheath

Again Marion had done me proud. She did two fantastic Mother's Day Bouquets for me this year (2014) and they were gorgeous. Both my mum and mother-in-law were over the moon. Thanks Marion.

Sue, Birchwood Park

"I cannot tell you how gorgeous everything looked and my bouquet was stunning. We had so many wonderful comments. Thanks for everything, you helped make our day very special"

Hester & Priyan, Canterbury Cathedral

Thank you for the beautiful flowers! We enjoyed the day immensely and your flowers were perfect."

Mandi & Neil,

"I cant thank you enough, you absolutely exceeded our expections with everything - couldn't have been more perfect. Despite other people saying purple and red???? to me beforehand, everyone did nothing but compliment us on how stunning...

Kwesi & Minna folson, Sundridge Park,

"Thanks very much for the wonderful flowers. They really added colour to our wedding and everyone loved them".

Catherine and Kevin, Kent,

"Thank you so very much on behalf of Kevin and I. The service from beginning to end was fantastic and the flowers looked amazing on the day. We were so happy with the bouquets, church flowers and reception centre pieces. Everything was...

Jenny & Alistair,

"Thank you so much for doing my flowers they were all beautiful I couldn't have been more pleased with them."

Claire & Andrew,

Thank you for all your help with my flowers. You have been so helpful and the suggestions for the corsages for the bridesmaids was brilliant."

Laura Thompson,Bickley Manor,

Just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for the flowers - the bouquets and table flowers really did look so beautiful on the day! I will be sure to recommend you to other people."

Hayley & John, Christchurch Erith,

I wanted to email you to say thank you for the fantastic job you did with our wedding flowers. They were beautiful. We had an amazing day and everyone commented on our flowers and centre pieces. The yellow lily gift bouquet was for a...

Jo & Dave May 2015

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for everything you did with the decorations and flowers etc to make our wedding so wonderful and spectacular. It was a total pleasure working with you in the build up to the wedding and the end result...

Karina & Ian,

"Thank you for doing our flowers. They were amazing. The detail in my bouquet particularly was beautiful".

Wadham Family, Funeral February 2016

My family and I were absolutely delighted with the wildflower arrangement that you created for the 'celebration of our Mums life' - it complimented the willow casket beautifully.  Your customer service, attention to detail and...

Nicola & Neville, Cooling Castle,

"I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job with the flowers and decorating the ceremony room/barn"

Rebekah & Toby Middleton,

Thank you for your incredible creative talents in producing the flowers for our wedding day. They were completely fabulous and far better than we had hoped. We are really grateful too for your help, flexibility and calm approach...

Deborah Ridley, Kent.

"I asked Marion to design and arrange all of the flowers for my wedding, tables, cake, bouquets, corsages displays etc.. I am very fussy and renowned for changing my mind alot so I'm probably not the easiest to work with. Marion dealt...

Dina Stevenson, Birchwood Park Golf Club

“Marion did the flowers for my wedding on 25 May 2014 at Birchwood Golf Club and they were amazing. She decorated the staircase and did 9 table decorations with vases. Flowers for the mums as gifts, buttonholes for guests and groom. I...

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