I am so cheap…I can't even stomach buying artificial flowers…

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have any flowers at my wedding.  There is no rule that says you have to.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@akkaer1:  Are you thinking just for your bouquet? I’d grab a grocery store arrangement and bind the stems with some ribbon! $10 total. Done and done. 😀

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Fizzy8:  +1! This is what we were going to do, but I decided on a butterfly bouquet instead.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Love the idea of a wildflower bouquet.

If you are ok with chancing things, try hitting up the grocery store or a flower stnad on the day of your wedding. You can probably find something really pretty for under 50 bucks.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@akkaer1:  I didn’t have any flowers. No one complained about it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you want flowers, but not the expense what about making them?  You can do it out of paper, fabric scraps, pretty much anything.  It’s a fun DIY project and you can get free directions on the Internet.  Added bonus – they never die and you don’t have to worry about preserving them!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I bought Walmart white carnations, put orange food coloring in the water and let them sit.  I tired a navy ribbon around them and those were the bouquets for me and the three BM’s.  I also had the FG’s carry those Martha Stewart flower stick things.  My cousin wrapped the dowels in orange/navy ribbon and hong blue and orange dried flowers on the ends.  I think I spent about 30.00 or 40.00 on the flowers.  They guys wore navy suits and orange ties so no bouts for them. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

Check out Costco or Sams. They have “wedding boquet packages” where you can get all the flowers for the boquet, bridgemaids, etc, and essemble them yourself. It’s a pretty good deal actually. Maybe a couple hundred for everyone. Otherwise, the wildflower idea is so smart. I’m going to be using wild flowers that I find for the decor at the reception. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not having flowers at my wedding.  If you don’t REALLY want them, don’t pay for them!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Costcos and sams will probably be a little more pricey than the OP is willing to spend… 12 piece packages are like $300.

You could get something like this from costco [thanks to a bee who posted them yesterday!]. You get 10 bouquets for $99. You could easily make bouts and corsages out of them as well.

http://www.costco.com/.product.100070682.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-itempageVerticalRight-_-CategorySiloedViewCP&cm_vc=itempageVerticalRight|CategorySiloedViewCP

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@akkaer1:  I’m not having any flowers at my wedding. We are just buying wrist corsages as a “thank you” for our mothers and grandmothers.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@akkaer1:  We are having flowers but are doing it ourselves. We are actually forcing bulbs for the centerpieces and just hoping at least some are in bloom for the wedding. I also couldn’t stomach the cost of flowers and wanted something different than the roses/orchids/hydrangeas that so many people do. We are likely also going to just grab some forsythia or other spring-blooming branch in the week or so before the wedding and use those. Whatever happens to be blooming at that time!

I LOVE the idea of bringing wildflowers or asking for flowers from people’s gardens. I would so love to be able to donate bunches of flowers for someone’s wedding and I really don’t think every table or all the flowers have to match. The whole point is that you are having seasonal flowers. You can also let people bring the centerpieces home if they’d like to. 

My bouquet is actually going to be mostly baby’s breath. I love the look of a huge, airy mass of baby’s breath and it is super inexpensive and easy to put together. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I spent $100 on flowers from Sams Club for the tables and my “bouquet” was an ivory clutch I purchased on ebay for $5 and I glued a $10 sequin flower applique to it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Fizzy8:  Thats actually a really good idea. I’m going to have to remember this just in case I decide I do want a bouquet after all.

@akkaer1:  I like your idea of the wildflowers and the suggestion about buying a bouquet from the store. If you want flowers then those are good options.

If you don’t want them, you can always carry something else that has more meaning to you instead: like a favorite book.

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