There are a myriad of reasons as to why wedding flowers can cost a significant amount.

Depending on the type of flowers used (peonies, david austin roses are all pricier), the time of the year, the flowers that are actually in season and the cost of labour (trust me, a lot of hard work goes into it) – all of it affects the overall cost of your wedding flowers.

While peonies and david austins are really hard to resist, there are plenty of other alternative blooms that can create just as beautiful of a bouquet and décor for your wedding.

It’s easy to set up unrealistic expectations without the expertise of your florist.

See also: 21 Singapore florists to look to for your bridal bouquet and centrepieces

Instead of insisting on using a specific flower, we’d suggest letting your florist decide on the flowers that will best suit the theme and budget of your wedding.

If you’re still unconvinced by our pitch, here are 8 affordable blooms whose looks won’t let you down:




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This petite and pretty flower makes for a good combination with larger blooms like roses and carnations.

It comes in more than 150 colours and is in season during late spring to early summer.



They are surprisingly a relatively inexpensive wedding flower. Some varieties look like peonies and they look great with plenty of other flowers.


Baby’s breath


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We have to include this in the list, whether you like it or not. Baby’s breath may be over hyped, but it is undeniably made for weddings.

From decorating the reception table, to filling up mini glass jars to your bridesmaids bouquet, baby breath’s airy and dreamy aesthetic makes it easy to exploit.




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Blessed Sunday everyone! I hope your day’s gonna be as relaxing as how this bouquet is making me feel now

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You might feel underwhelmed if your florist suggest using carnations for your wedding. However, they do have everything needed that makes it a good filler flower.

The carnation is sturdy and lengthy, and the unique serrated petals are similar to the unique petals of peonies when spread wide and bunched closely together.



Another sturdy floral variety, freesias comes in a variety of colours and exudes similar vibes to that of the more expensive calla lilies. 




Sweet cotton flower bridal bouquet for a bride’s pre wedding shoot

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For rustic, garden themed weddings, you can’t miss out on using waxflowers.

One of my favourite filler to use in flower arrangements, your bouquet will enjoy a notch up in prettiness with this lily of the valley look-alike.

See also: 8 prettiest wedding bouquets that bring Spring to your celebration



Create a sweet and dainty looking bouquet with begonias! It’ll be hard to go wrong with this one if you just want a bouquet that’s straight-up pretty looking.



I don’t know about you, but tulips are just so distinctively gorgeous. You don’t need a lot of other fillers to spruce it up. 

See also: 7 things to note before choosing your wedding bouquet