- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Well, we did a dry run of roses from Whole Foods this weekend. The roses there were $20 a dozen. I liked the fullness of 2 dozen and some baby’s breath mixed in ($5 a bunch). They didn’t have any corsgae or boutonniere materials, so we just bought an extra dozen and went home. I had some floral wire and corsage supplies leftover from my real touch calla run that I never ended up using.
Boutonnieres are super crazy easy. I used a lapel vase, and all I needed to do waswrap the flower and glue some floral foam into the vase and stick the flower the foam after I prepped it. It still looks nice, too.
The corsage, however, was hard for me to do. Silk flowers you can sew or hotglue into place. Fresh-not so easy. I never did get it looking right.
Well, whole foods doesn’t do wrist corsages (at least mine doesn’t), so that would mean we’d have to go with shoulder or pin on corasges. I don’t feel good about that.
Also, they don’t wrap the handles in ribbon, only arrange them and cut off the leaves and thorns. small detail I know, but that’s a lot of wrapping to do!
Total, we estimated everything to be $425- for 5 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 bride’s bouquet, 1 grooms boutonniere, 5 groomsman’s boutonnieres, 2 father’s boutonnieres, 1 grandfather’s boutonniere, 2 mom’s corsages, & 3 grandmother’s corsages. We were quoted $1200 at the cheapest florist for something almost exactly like this.
Only think is-we hated the roses.
Ok, hate is a strong word. We just didn’t think they would match our theme. When it was just me and my 2 sisters I wanted lotus flowers. We’re getting married in a Japanese garden. They were going tobe expensive but I didn’t really have too many bridesmaids. Also, I didn’t factor in all the corsages and boutonnieres for the family.
After seeing the lotus flowers, it’s really hard to go back to roses. And a lot of other things don’t really go. I thought feathers-but I’m wearing a really REALLY avant garde veil so it would clash. Buttons, felt, dried lavender and burlap don’t match. Fabric flowers are about the same price and I don’t like them too much more.
Our budget for flowers is small: $350. We were ok with that BEFORE FI went and asked 2 more people to be in the wedding after we agreed to only two. THEN we had sibbling drama and added one more bm and flower girl to shut everyone up. I know I should double the budget now that the party has more then doubled, but I don’t want to.
I also don’t want to sacrifice my dream.
I’m stuck. I need ideas. And a hug. And cookies.