(Closed) Budget brides on flowers

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re only using flowers for the bouquets, and boutonnières. That has helped to cut down cost a lot. I don’t like to decorate with flowers.

If it’s going to cost you the same, do what you feel will be best. You may not want to make the bouquets and aisle markers right before your wedding when you’re stressed.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am in the exact same position and posted about it yesterday.  I originally planned to DIY my flowers, but now I am leaning towards the florist for bridal and bm bouquet, centerpieces, and order bouts & corsages from a local grocery store like Publix or Kroger.  I think it will be the same cost either way. 

If you want something very simple for bm bouquets, maybe you can compromise and let her do your bouquet, the aisles (less work for you) and handle the bm bouquets and bouts on your own.  Then, you could use the extra flowers for other things like the vases on the mantle, etc.   

Post # 5
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We are having a small wedding, so no boutonnières. I also just went ahead and got three silk bouquets. That way I already know what the flowers look like and they werent that expensive. I got them for 50% off. Its also something that will last so you and your bridesmaids can keep them!

Post # 6
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

No flowers for us. I’m splurging on a bouquet and bout from Princess Lasertron, but otherwise there will be no flowers.

We’re making a lot of the decor ourselves out of various paper products and ribbon. I’m currently stumped on centerpieces, but I know I’ll come up with something non-flowery before June. We’ll be able to resell a lot of stuff and recoup some cost, which you can’t do with fresh flowers!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m budgeting $350 for DIY flowers which includes 5 BM bouquets, my bouquet, 10 bouts, and 4 corsages, ceremony flowers ( two large bouquets and aisle decor) and cetnerpieces at reception (hydrangeas in large fishboal vases)

I think $515 is pretty reasonable!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would say spend around $350 – 400 for bouquets, bouts, and corsages. You can replace corsages with small 4-5 roses arrangment. Corsages usually cost more becuase they’re labor intensive. Also pick cheap flowers, carnation, roses, gerbera dasies are all pretty and cheaper. You can order bulk flower from sam’s. I know red roses are about $90 for 100-125 stems depend on what you order and it’s plenty to work with. HTH

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