(Closed) How much is too much to spend on flower girl basket?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: What's More Important when choosing accessories?
    Style : (3 votes)
    16 %
    Practicality : (16 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
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    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t imagine spending $60 on a flower girl basket and ring bearer’s pillow. But then again, I’m a fairly frugal person.

    I would think not spending more than $30 would be ideal. Maybe you want to look on the classifieds board for ideas and more reasonable pricing or etsy.

    Post # 4
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    In this case, I vote for practicality.  I spent like $5 each on my flower girl baskets, lol!  Seriously, the girls only use it for like 30 seconds down the aisle. 

    Post # 5
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Practicality, for sure. My FG basket was found by the lead of my House Party for $3 right after Easter at Kroger (grocery store).

    BTW that $20 one looks great to me.

    Post # 6
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m having a hard time figuring out which one is the $ 20 one? But that round one looks like mine and I got it at Hallmark Gifts and Cards for 20 bucks. However, I am diggin that square one. If that’s the 20 dollar one, go for it !

    Post # 8
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i spent $66 and got 2 pillows and 1 basket from an etsy seller.  i love them and they look great!  i would check out etsy.com and see what you can find.

    Post # 9
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I actually like the cheaper one better. The rhinestones on the more expensive one actually make it look “cheap” to me…

    Post # 10
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The square one kinda of looks more like a purse to me — I guess I seem to go towards the rounder ones then…but that is mostly what I’ve seen. I spent $30 on mine.

    Post # 11
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Definitely practicality. We got our flower girl baskets for $10 each at Hobby Lobby, and it looks similar to the first one, except it doesn’t have rhinestones. They were $20 regularly, but we bought them during one of the 50% off bridal weeks. Hobby Lobby had several different baskets to choose from, and they all had matching ring bearer pillows, guestbooks, and pens.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i can’t tell which one is the $20 one.

     

    mine was about $2.  50 cent basket from a thrift store spruced up with about $1.50 in ribbon.

    for the ring bearer pillow i had every intention of making one out of whatever fabric i had at home, but turns out my mom kept hers, so i’m just using that! (funny part–she made it out of whatever she had around.  like mother like daughter.).

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you’ve got the money go ahead and spend it.  However it sounds like you ar a practical person.  The baskets are not something that are going to be seen that much. 

    My flower girls actually carried a VERY small bouquet.  It looked great and you can actually see it in the pictures.

    Post # 14
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    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    I spent $26 on a ring pillow+flower basket set.

    Unless you are after a specific colour that is hard to find online, I think ebay is great. I wasn’t too picky about the purple to match exactly with everything I bought. Groomsmen’s ties are multi purple striped pattern whilst wearing flower pins, bridesmaid dresses are a cross between orchid and violet, flowergirl and ringboy pillow ribbons are a violet colour. As long as the colour was within the similar shade spectrum and people knew that they were part of the bridal party then I was fine with it.

    Bear in mind you’re giving something to a girl who may lose it or trash it or drop it in the mud and it could drive you mad that you spent so much money on it.. at the end of the day, the girl is keeping it, not her parents and not you so I would’nt spend too much on the little 1’s.

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