Post # 1
Hello there fellow Bee’s
once again im here in hopes of getting lucky and finding some good advice from all of you.
So i am planning for my wedding in May…the 12th of May to be exact and i have all my mason jars, antique vases, silver pots….everything that i need to set on the tables as centerpieces. all i need are the flowers and succulents. I got together with one of my future hubbys childhood friend since she volunteered to help out with flowers and setting up for that day. i never thought that it would be over 1,000 dollars. all she was going to do was set up the stuff i already have and put flowers in them. theres no floral arrangements or nothing. just vases, jars and silver tea pots. total for everything was going to be 1,375. i even chose flowers i didnt even like to save money. guess it wasnt good enough. i dont want to spend that much on flowers.
so im posting this to see if anyone knows where i can get nice affordable flowers and also succulents that wont hurt my wallet, well my fiances wallet? i am in the orange county or riverside county area. please….anyone know of anything around here i would appreciate the info.
thank you fellow bee’s
Post # 3
Hey month (and flower!) twin!
I’m doing succulents in glass jars as well. Here’s a little secret I found for succulents: in April, at least here in Ohio, Lowe’s brings out all kinds of plantable succulents in all kinds of shapes and sizes and colors! I bought a tray of 4 for $3 last April to test out my plan, and those suckers are still very much alive and well. And gorgeous!
I’m doing 10 succulents in different size glass jars with river rocks, some twisted sticks and candles for my centerpieces. The succulents double as my favors and hopefully everyone will take one with them when they leave. Double whammy. Each favor will be about $1.25.
I’d also suggest to keep it simple. You don’t need anything giant or over the top when you’re dealing with glass and gorgeous plants. A pretty cluster is all you need.
Post # 4
where did you get your succulents in glass jars from
Post # 5
i love how that looks!!! thanx a lot. i will check out my local lowes store and while im at it a home depot as well. i live in riverside and it gets pretty hot over here so im hoping i wont have a hard time finding them.
Post # 6
I love succulents! The best way to save money on succulents is to propogate them yourself–especially if you don’t need them to be that big–and you don’t have a habit of killing off plants. Haha. If you have until May, you should have enough time to grow some new ones. You can ask your local nursery how to do it for the particular succulents you like, or check out youtube. There a bunch of videos on how to propogate succulents. If you want to get really cheap, you can um <cough> go grab some snippets from succulents you see around town. This is of course a little risky since some people are extremely touchy about their plants, but I live in a typical suburban area of orange county where succulents are often planted as part of the neighborhood landscaping.
Of course, if you are nervous and don’t want to leave things to chance (or a risky green thumb) check out places like Lowes as one of the other posters suggested or you can try even cheaper places like Target or Walmart. If you ask some local nurseries, a lot of them will have workshops on how to plant/propogate/grow succulents.
Best of luck!
Post # 7
I’m also on a super tight decor budget (and am doing a mixture of succulents and flowers too!) I second (third?) the suggestion to check out Lowe’s/Home Depot. I got mine there for $2 each. For flowers, I’m really not at all picky about what kind, so I’m planning on stopping off at the Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s that are on the way to my wedding weekend location and buying whatever they have in stock that I like.
Post # 8
I agree with @shavri, with the growing conditions in California, you should be able to easily cultivate enough little succulents yourself between now and May.
I’d suggest Echeveria “perle von nurnberg” which is a stunning blue-purple and easy to grow from a leaf cutting (I do this indoor over winter since the hard Canadian frost kills mine), or
True hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum) because they’re nearly impossible to kill, as well as beautiful. Mine laugh in the face of Canadian winters and thrive on neglect in the summer.
Post # 9
thank u very much for the info
Post # 10
For flowers, you might want to check out the LA floral mart… if you can get there easily. As for succulents, I bought half of mine from a nursery in Encinitas for $2 each and I bought the other half for $1 each at the Solana Beach Farmer’s market. The 2$ ones were larger. Both options were way cheaper than anywhere else I found in socal, including home depot and lowe’s.