Post # 1
(Halp = cute way of saying “help”? :P)
I’m running over budget and need to save BIG on the flowers! Flowers arent *that* important to me or FI, but of course I still want them to look nice. I’m pretty set on getting flowers online from fiftyflowers or some similar site, but am unsure as to what type of flowers to get!
My wedding colors are light green, cream, and yellow. I love the lush look of white hydrangeas for my table centerpieces, but I’ve heard they are so delicate that it is a DIY nightmare. And I’m a super-stressor and don’t want to take a gamble with hydrangeas that start to wilt before my wedding. And I’ve also heard other lush flowers like peonies are super expensive.
Do you have any suggestions for easy, cheap flowers that I could use?
I’m going for a full lush look, like on the right.
Post # 3
We are using dried lavender (sblavender.com), 4,000 stems for around $40. Less, actually.
I am mixing dried lavender with other live flowers from the supermarket. For you, lavender might not work but statice or baby’s breath could work. Very cheap and pretty, and dried, so you can buy it whenever, and just mix it with live stuff which is more expensive.
Post # 4
When is your wedding? Flowers that are in season locally, will always be less expensive than imported flowers.
Football mums (chrysanthemums) will give you a full lush look.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Those are beautiful! I didn’t even consider buying locally.. i don’t even know where to start with that. I was looking at fiftyflowers.com, sams club online, etc. Do you know if they are hardy?
Post # 6
@sugarcube: When I said locally, I meant produced in the USA or Canada-. Mums are practically indestructible
Post # 7
@julies1949: I’ll look into it, thanks!
Post # 8
@sugarcube: Carnations will give you a plush look and they are def cheaper and hardier than hydrangea!
Post # 9
@sugarcube: you could try combining less expensive flowers (i.e. carnations) with filler flowers like queen anne’s lace and baby’s breath.
Post # 10
@julies1949: great suggestion