Flowers can cost a small fortune! So, if you're planning on getting married in the next year I recommend you tear up your back lawn and plant all the flowers you will need for your ceremony and grow them yourself!
Well, maybe that isn't practical but if you have a relative or neighbour with a beautiful flower garden offering to buy flowers off them isn't a bad idea. I remember my grandmother used to have dozens of rose bushes in her yard and one year she donated the all the flowers for our high school ceremony. It was incredible and she took great pride in seeing them on display in the auditorium.
If you are buying flowers one place to consider is Mom & Me Flowers (click here for webpage). They are great to work with and can make your wedding look fantastic.
Another simpler option is to get your flowers at Costco. I attended a wedding with Costco flowers and they looked very nice. The bride saved a lot of money and still got the look she wanted. It was a very wise move.
Flowers play a very big role in a wedding but if you plan well in advance and think creatively you can get what you want without breaking your budget.