Wedding flowers bring that festive, celebratory touch to your nuptials, but you may find that your budget doesn't quite cut it when it comes to covering centerpieces, boutonnieres, décor, and the bridal bouquet. Consider some ways to lower the costs of your floral arrangements while still having the most beautiful and inspired wedding flowers.

Some low-cost floral ideas for your wedding include:

Opt for living centerpieces. Instead of paying top-dollar for cut floral arrangements, invest in potted nursery plants for the tables at your wedding reception. These make a wonderful thank-you gift later for members of the wedding party. Wrap the pots in colored foil or tulle to match your décor, and finish with some colorful floral pics for a no-muss centerpiece.

A gorgeous jewelry bouquet. Some brides are replacing the traditional wedding bouquet with something a little bit cheaper and a lot more sparkly; start saving, salvaging, and hoarding old costume jewelry, including things like pendants, broaches, cuff links, and earrings. Purchase a bridal bouquet form at a craft store and cover it with these pieces of jewelry and some gorgeous ribbon to create a beautiful bridal bouquet and a lasting reminder of your special day. Celebs are opting for these vintage-inspired arrangements and many brides request that shower guests bring a broach for the party to be used later in this way.

Fresh herb boutonnieres for the groomsmen. For a unique spin on the traditional boutonniere, use fresh snips of herbs—like sage or rosemary—instead of flowers. Simply wrap the stems of the herb with floral tape, and use a pin to secure this fragrant accent to the lapel; you can attach a small ribbon or accent as well if you wish. These herb boutonnieres will also spread a sweet, spicy scent throughout your venue during the event!

Flowering party favors. For floral favors that your guests can take home, personalize individual bud vases for each guest with their name on them. Set each vase near the guest's place setting for a beautiful table that doesn't really need an ornate or expensive floral centerpiece! Guests can take their vase and single stem home as a reminder of your nifty nuptials.

Dual-purpose cake decor. Create a beautiful focal point for your wedding space with your cake decorated with gorgeous edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, violets, and honeysuckle. This will be a breathtaking centerpiece for your gift table or venue, while also being edible and quite affordable in terms of cake décor. Be sure that the flowers you use are completely edible, as some other varieties may only have edible petals.

Talk to florists about ordering fresh wholesale flowers—and arrange them yourself! Try these simple ideas to save money on the costs of your wedding flowers and to give your ceremony and reception a personal touch!