Post # 1
We’re meeting with our florist on Sunday to see what we can come up with, but I’m looking into all options available because I have no idea what flowers will cost. We’re doing lantern centerpieces with candles for inside (maybe some petals around for color) and just bouquets/the bridal party stuff. Pretty basic, but the florist is pushing for us to do underwater roses at each table and I’m just not interested since we’re having our reception at a renovated barn/restuarant.
Has anyone used fake flowers? I was against the idea til a cousin came in from out of town over the holidays and showed me pictures from her wedding and I had no idea her flowers were fake til she told me! I really would love to do peonies but apparently they aren’t in season during our wedding month and it would be pretty pricey to do.
I saw one etsy shop owner, Kate Said Yes, and I love her work! But bouquets seem to range from $70 to $150 is this really any cheaper than a real flower bouquet?
Any thoughts, advice, or pictures appreciated!
Post # 3
@Birdiebaby4: My friend made my silk flower bouquet and it looked amazing =D I went to a few flourists but no one did the sort of think i was looking for, or even offered it at a decent price. So my friend ( she has some flourist training), offred to make me a bouquet. The materials alone cost $70 and I had a small bouquet. THe bonus to silk/fake flowers is that you can keep them, or re sell them. I kept my bouquet in my little memoire box =D Im very happy with my choice
Post # 4
@myluverbuny: Pretty flowers! Yeah I was planning on having them sort of “freeze dried”? Not sure if that’s the word, but if I used real ones they have a way of preserving them in a shadow box I thought was pretty cool
Post # 5
@Birdiebaby4: I thought about that too! But then you would have to put it in a shadow box, and hang it somewhere. Personally its just not something i’d want to hang up or leave out to look at every day,for me its more of a keep sake to show the kids when theyre older. I mean if i had a walk in closet or something i could put it there. I LOVED the idea of putting the dress in a shadow box but again theres no where to put it lol Whichever makes you happiest! both ways works =D
Post # 6
I used real ones. I just don’t like fake flowers. I suppose you could resell them, that’d be the biggest benefit to me. I just don’t find the fake flowers very nice in the bright colors, they just don’t usually seem as vivid to me.
My bouquet was around $175 and my BMs were $75 and some of the expensive nicer looking fake flowers end up costing almost just as much. So it wasn’t worth it to me.
I also did not care to keep my bouquet (dried) and I certainly didn’t want a bunch of fake flowers lying around either.
I really had to shop around to get the best price though. I met with like 6 florists.
Here are mine
Post # 7
I made my bouquets and I used brooches and pearls. everyone loved them and now they are all on display in some way at everyones house! BellaBridalBouquets.etsy.com
Post # 8
I did real flowers and arranged the bouquets, bouts and centerpieces myself. I would say that it cost me $90 for my bouquet and $30 for each bridesmaid