Planning a wedding requires a lot of decisions to be made, and one of the most essential on the list is the flowers that will be featured during your ceremony and reception. Many brides already have specific ideas about which types of flowers and styles of arrangements they want before they even start planning their wedding day. What many people do not realize, however, is that getting their dream flowers for their wedding can be very challenging and consequently very expensive if they are not seasonal and grown locally. If you are planning to hold your wedding at Villa del Palmar Cancun in the near future, you may want to find out which flowers will be in season so that you can avoid using costly imported blooms.
Fortunately, there is a wide variety of flowers available these days, from ranunculus and roses to daisies and dahlias, so you will still have plenty to choose from to take your wedding floral design up a notch. Although it may be tempting to stick to your initial ideas, you will probably end up paying a great deal more for imported flowers than you will if you are open to other floral options. If you have an open mind, you might end up loving arrangements crafted from locally grown seasonal flowers that you might otherwise miss out on. Here are the top reasons to choose flowers that are locally grown and in season for your wedding:
Everyone knows that weddings are expensive affairs, and even with a generous budget to work with, elements such as the dress, the venue, entertainment and the decorations can end up costing a lot. Wedding flowers are another thing that can add up quickly when planning your big day. Regardless of how big or how small your wedding budget may be, it is always a good feeling to save money where you can. When you choose locally grown seasonal flowers for your wedding, you can look forward to saving about half of the price that imported flowers might cost you. When you are able to use less of your budget on your wedding flowers, you can allocate more money for other fun things like amazing guest favors or a dreamy wedding cake ordered from your top bakery choice. What’s more, you will be fueling the local economy by purchasing flowers that are seasonal and grown in the area.
Be Kind to the Environment
When flowers have to be imported for a wedding because they are not in season locally, they often have to make a journey of thousands of miles in order to get to the right place. Imported flowers commonly are treated with insecticides in order for them to make the long journey without pests destroying them. Flowers that are imported also require a great deal of packaging, wrapped in disposable materials like plastic sleeves, protective plastic tubes, packaging paper, tape, boxes, rubber bands and so on in order to ensure the delicate blooms are transported safely to another part of the world. Flowers that are locally grown, however, can be grown without the need for chemical pesticides and also need a whole lot less packaging to travel to the wedding site intact. Seasonal flowers that are sustainably grown are more readily available than ever before because more florists are choosing to run businesses that are mindful of protecting the environment.
When it comes to choosing seasonal or imported flowers for your wedding, seasonal blooms are the clear winner because they will not only help you save money, they will help you be kinder to the environment at the same time.