With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it brings to mind a very important issue regarding planning your wedding budget. While February 14th is a very romantic day to wed, did you know that flowers, particularly roses, are much more expensive this time of year? It isn’t the florists being greedy, the demand for roses is just so high at that time of year, that the wholesalers charge the florists more per stem. If you don’t want to change the time of year for your wedding, there are tricks to combat this price increase. Try decorating with more candles. There is nothing more romantic then candle light. You can also use lanterns or other objects of art for the center of the tables. Gorgeous linens and place settings create a beautiful table as well. Set an appointment with your florist and discuss your wedding date vs. your spending parameters with her. She will be able to give you suggestions to make the most of the money you spend on your flowers. Now be sure to take an evening off from your wedding plans and spend a lovely, romantic evening with your bride or groom-to-be. I always want to make sure that while going through the wedding planning process that you don’t neglect the one you love. It is important to work on your relationship while you are working on your celebration.