Cheap but expensive looking flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@otto2008:  Any and all flowers can be wedding flowers. Are you looking for bouquets, centerpieces or both?

Is your wedding in December? White poinsettias can be used for elegant centerpieces.

Have you looked on Pinterest for some ideas?


Post # 5
795 posts
Busy bee

@otto2008:  one way to doit is to submerge some of your flowers. It magnifies them, and you don’t have to use as many to get that “wow” factor. 

Post # 6
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@otto2008:  lisisanthius are cheap but beautiful and look similar to roses. 

Post # 8
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

when you put a tooooon of carnations together, they give the look of peonies or cabbage roses. This is my bouquet, my sis made it for like 30 bucks with flowers from the grocery store. It can be done cheaply but still look nice.

Post # 9
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

what is your flower budget? also, remember that your flower selection is more limited in the winter.

Post # 10
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Real of fake? I had fresh flowers, but I have sen weddings where he used Hobby Lobby flowers and they looked gorgeous!

Post # 11
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@excitedtobeMRSF:  Lisanthus are absolutely beautiful!!

@otto2008:   Roses aren’t actually that expensive, depending on where you get them.  Stock flowers can be beautiful and so are carnations if they are done right.  Getting married in the spring helps too because more flowers are readily available and are cheaper because they don’t have to be shipped from South America.  

Post # 12
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

@otto2008:  I’m not sure what all is available in December. Hydrangeas aren’t cheap, but they are larger, so they make more impact per bunch. 

Carnations can be used in a way that really makes a nice elegant arrangement, and baby’s breath can be really pretty and romantic as well.

Tulips will probably be expensive in December as well, depending on where you are, you’ll have to get them flown in, I imagine. Lilies tend to be pretty pricey as well.

We are doing all local flowers – if you try to get a florist that does that, you should save a nice chunk.

Depending on your style, incorporating greenery can save a little, as well. Or, you can do some big blooms in bud vases. The possiblities are endless!

Post # 13
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@luckylady3090:  your boquet is gorgeous!!  do you have any more pictures of it that you could post?

Post # 15
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another vote for lisianthus! Also stock flowers give tremendous bang for the buck.


Post # 16
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@otto2008:  All flowers look good. As others have suggested, fillers like baby breath and carnations are lovely and very inexpensive.

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