5 Tips to Get Princess-worthy Flowers on a Budget

Image Gallery: Bridal Bouquets You can get lush, rich blooms without the royal checkbook. See pictures of bridal bouquets.
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Let's be honest: Despite what your father and fiancé believe, you're not a princess. That's no reason, however, not to be treated like royalty on your wedding day -- especially when it comes to your wedding flowers.

As long as you have an idea about what kind of blooms you want, it's easy to find and arrange your flowers so they look as good as anything ever sported by the House of Windsor. Best of all, you don't need a queen-sized pocketbook to pay for it all. If you're diligent and know where to look, it's possible to get princess-quality blooms on the cheap.

We know, you're planning a wedding, and you don't have time to drag your entourage all over town just to save a few bucks on a bouquet. Weddings are stressful (even for royalty), so we've cut out the guesswork and come up with five tips for the discerning bride. We'll use real-life royal examples to demonstrate how modest arrangements can make a big impact and why adding a professional florist to your imperial payroll might be a waste of money.

On the next page, learn how name-brand flowers can bankrupt your budget.