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Funeral Flowers on a Tight Budget

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Losing a loved one is never easy and planning a funeral is never a fun affair. Too often, our loved ones pass away unexpectedly and it can prove financially challenging to put all the arrangements together. Apart from arranging the funeral service, there are other things to consider like décor and food. By preparing the food yourself, you can help cut costs . You can also keep your décor bill down by choosing the right funeral flowers.

Cheap flowers

The first thing you want to do is look for affordable blooms. Funeral flowers come in all shapes and colours so there is no hard and fast rule stating that you have to use specific blooms. Firstly, you should consider a colour scheme. This will help you select your blooms based on availability. Secondly, ask your florist about seasonal flowers. Blooms that are in season will prove that much more affordable because they are readily available and can be grown locally instead of imported. You can also ask for a special price if you are ordering a number of arrangements. Don't be shy about asking for their best price!

Reusing arrangements

Whether you plan on serving tea at your residence or at the funeral service location, some décor should be included. Now, usually this means ordering funeral flowers for the service and more flowers for your home or other venue. If you are on a tight budget, simply have some helpers move the bouquets from the funeral service to the next location ahead of all the guests. So, as soon as the service is finished, they should discretely remove some or all of the flower displays and transport them to the relevant location.

Extra foliage

Like flowers, foliage can vary in price based on availability. That said, you will find that foliage is generally more affordable than flowers. So, instead of going for white funeral flowers with just a touch of greenery, you can opt for fewer flower stems and extra foliage. This will create more of a green theme than a white one which is perfectly acceptable. Green is a soothing colour just like white and it can help you save a significant amount of money.

With these easy tips, you will find funeral flowers to suit your budget and avoid all the stress that comes with paying huge bills. Remember, you can always let your florist know how much you are able to spend as well as what you need. They should be able to work out a plan for you so that you get what you need without any unnecessary financial pressure.

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