Put Your Money In the Wedding Reception

I’m always trying to help my couples maximize their budget when it comes to their wedding reception flowers. Although most of my couples have healthy budgets, it is rare that I come across a bride who can afford everything she wants on her wish list. This is expected and completely normal, flowers are expensive! Despite this fact, there are many ways we still have dreamy floral arrangements throughout your wedding day and stick to your budget.

The biggest piece of advice I give to my couples is to ditch their personal flowers for their wedding party. To read more about the “why”, read my past blog posts here. The next piece of advice I would give to my bride and her family would be to put the majority of her flower budget towards her wedding reception decor.

Although the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day, it is often the shortest. An average ceremony ranges from 10-30 minutes. Couples have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on their ceremony decor. Although it makes for a great view walking down the aisle, I can’t help think of the waste that it really is. Luckily, there are ways to reuse your ceremony decor for the reception so you can get more bang for your buck. You can read more about those tips in my blog post here.

The reception is really where you and your guests will be spending most of their time at. Receptions can last any where from 4-6 hours and usually there is a sit down formal dinner beforehand. Allowing your wedding to have an amazing guest experience will allow your family and friends to remember your wedding years after it takes place.

The Venue

Venues often need a little color or softness brought in. Whether they are exposed and industrious, modern and sleek, or natural and rustic; chances are your wedding venue could use a little something something to help liven it up. Flowers are the perfect way to add color and a little bit of organic-ness from the outdoors. I always say that we need to bring the outdoors in, and what better way to do that than with flowers.

The Tables

If you aren’t going to place flowers, what else will you decorate your tables with? Most of my brides don’t have the time to go around store to store finding cute but cheap decor for their wedding decorations. Plus, the wedding trend has become to simplify your wedding decorations, not bulk it up. What used to be the lanterns, wine bottles, and pictures of the couple to grace the tables; brides are now finding that a beautiful floral centerpiece will do. More than likely, you will save time and money just hiring a florist to create your dream wedding table flowers.

The Guest Experience

Modern wedding couples are realizing that although this day is about their love and future, it also has to be about the family and friends who helped shape and mold their lives. Your guests will travel far and wide to be apart of your celebration. Why not make it worth their while? Flowers can provide a dreamy atmosphere for your guests to remember for years to come.


Getting married in Kentucky? Reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding! Roots Floral Design also provides flowers for newly engaged couples in Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

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"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"

-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding

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-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding