Does it cost more to make your own bouquets or cost less?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Does it cost more or less to make your own bouquets?
    Costs More : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Costs a lot less : (72 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would look to see if you can buy discount/wholesale flowers and go from there. I would think it would be cheaper to DIY, but once you factor in your ability to make them, the hours it’ll take, the flowers itself and ribbons (or whatever you’re tying them with), it might be better to just pay a bit of a markup for something that looks awesome and that you don’t have to fuss with. Unless you’re doing something super simple, bouquets generally cost money for a reason.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    definitely less. honestly? to me, a homemade bouquet looks as nice as a professional one if the flowers are fresh and pretty.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My SIL has done decorating and florals before, so she told me if I bought all the supplies that she’d assemble everything. It will be way cheaper that way. But of course not everyone has the talent or time, or knows someone with it, who can put together a nice piece.

    Post # 6
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would say its cheaper for a bouqet, but be careful about jumping into doing your whole wedding. As PP have mentioned, its a talent (or at least needs to be researched!) Personally, I am DIYing my bouqet, I am getting 30 peony stems for $140 and I am going to have 15-20 in my bouqet, and the rest will be used for boutineers! 🙂 The $140 is half the cost of what a florist quoted me for MY bouqet alone!

    Post # 7
    Member
    859 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did all my own wedding flowers it was super easy and the looked great.

    I had 2 flower centerpieces on each table, it all came to less than 150.

    Its easy! There are tutorials all over youtube.

    Its really impossible to make beautiful flowers look bad. The beauty is in the flowers not the assembly, as long as you follow some general guidelines youll be fine!

    Save money and DIY.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @isabelle_86:  If you want to save money do it yourself. For my entire wedding I purchased less the $250 worth of flowers, I had peonies, white roses, red spray roses, large hydrengas, large cala lilies and a babies breath…oh and carnations (yes I like carnations). I was able to get 2 floral artrangements on each of the 12 tables, 6 bridesmaids bouquets, my bridal bouquet, small flower girl bouquets and bouts for the groom and my granddad (the groomsmen didn’t need a bout), I even had some flowers left over that we had nothing else to do with them, so we threw in extra flowers on our sweetheart table. 

    Yes it is time consuming, but as-you-do with DIY. If you pick the right flowers and let them open up enough there isn’t much to it really. 

     

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom helped me DIY all the flowers – we used silk ones even for the bouquets as opposed to real ones because I have horrid allergies when I’m around real flowers for any length of time lol. If you have a Hobby Lobby store near you, it can be really cheap because their wedding stuff frequently goes half off. 🙂

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    For me, I wanted flowers that were pretty pricey. I paid about $220, and got three bouquets, five boutonnieres and two corsages. I got garden roses and ranunculuses. For about $250 my friend is getting her flowers done by a professional in a smaller city, and will be getting less pricey flowers (daisies, roses, and carnations).

    It’s all about what you can do, what you want, and how many flowers/arrangements you want.

    For me, it wasn’t drastically cheaper, but… not bad at all. I should note that my MOH was really excellent at pulling the bouquets together– so if you or someone you know is crafty, I would say Do It!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I had 25 roses and it costs me little over $30. I added cheap lace for $4. and a cheap locket from a necklace at forever 21

    Post # 13
    Member
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @KingsDaughter:  

    did you go to the la flower district? I’m seriously considering this to save money and I’m sure I can figure it out if I watch videos.. How far in advance did you buy them? My plan was the day before the wedding

    Post # 14
    Member
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I DIYed my own fresh flowers for the wedding (aisle decor, altar arrangements, bouquets, etc).  It was really easy to do and was way less stressful than people made it out to be.

    Post # 16
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think I live in an area where flowers aren’t too expensive, so I’m not sure how this will work out elsewhere but anyway.

    Are you set with what type of flowers you want, or just on colours and general feels?  Because if you’re pretty easy-going, I would suggest going to several florists and telling them what you’re willing to spend and a rough idea of what you like and see what they can make for you for that price.  You might be surprised and find out they can make you somethign beautiful for a decent price and it’ll save you all that time and energy.

     

    Post # 17
    Member
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @isabelle_86:  We’re getting our bouquets premade from Whole Foods for $10 each, so probably less!!

    Leave a comment


    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors