Some brides are able to plan their dream wedding without giving much thought to a budget. Unfortunately, most brides do not have that kind of luxury and must carefully consider every dollar that they spend.
If you think that you lack the skills to create the arrangements yourself, contact a local craft store to see if they offer flower arranging classes. Many of them do. Some such classes will focus on using fresh flowers, but even if the classes focus on using silk flowers, the same principles of arranging the flowers in an aesthetically pleasing way will still apply.
Some brides think that they cannot make their own floral decorations because they have no experience with flower arranging. The fact is it is quite easy to create gorgeous floral displays and by using wholesale flowers you can do so at a fraction of the cost of paying a retail florist for similar arrangements.
First, decide how many arrangements you will need for the ceremony and the reception. Many brides save even more money by having the arrangements moved to the reception venue once the ceremony is over rather than creating all-new arrangements for the reception.
Once you have a good idea about how many flowers you will need, find a floral wholesaler. If there is no one within driving distance of your home, there are plenty of Web sites that specialize in selling wholesale flowers.