Post # 1
So, I’m STILL stressing over my bouquet. The wedding is 4 months away: I need to pick something already!
I went back to trying out the real touch flowers I had bouught before, to see if I could hate them less if I could configure them into a bouquet. I HATE the bright green stems. I’d need to find a way to completely cover them to be OK with the bouquet.
I thought about maybe a feather cuff, but I feel like even though these are my colors (Chocolate Brown, Ivory, and Pink) They just….don’t go. I’m so close to giving up. I feel like nothing is going to match.
Ok, pics now
I just hate everything. Or if I DO like something, I’m balking at the $500 price tag, OR it doesn’t go with what has evolved into my Brown and Pink Cherry Blossom theme.
I just want to throw in the towel, but I CAN’T. I NEED to pick something. ANYTHING!
Here’s some flowers from Pier One my mom kind of liked. I don’t know:
They look way more fake then the real touch callas, but those look fake too, so. I don’t want real flowers. Going to costco/sams club/ whole foods isn’t an option. We tried that and the results were not like we had hoped.
I’m just not the DIY queen I wish I was when it comes to flowers. And before you say “Take a break” I DID take a break. Today is my first day back to the drawing board and I’m still just as stumped.
I don’t want to spend more then $100.
I don’t want real flowers
I can’t DIY paper/fabric/brooch- I’ve tried them ALL
And yes- it needs to be a bouquet. FI doesn’t want me to carry a lantern or nothing.
Ideas. Help. Alcohol?
Post # 3
go on etsy.. get someone ELSE to make it I THINK you can do it for less than 100
Post # 4
I really like the Pier One flowers (minus the greenery and better arranged, a little smaller). But – I am super biased. I do not love all-calla lilly bouquets. I think they look odd in general and are hard to get to make a nice shape. I think the fullness of the Pier One flowers is a much nicer look.
Post # 5
Ok, this is out of your specifed price range, but I bought my 21 piece bridal flowers from this seller, they are not these flowers mine are plum and white. The link is for a 21 piece package, but they will sell you by the piece, what if you had a brown ribbon where the pinkish/ivory ribbon is at the bottom of this bouquet?
Post # 6
@MissFireFlower: Have you looked into Accents and Petals? They have beautiful wooden flowers. I don’t remember if you said they were out of bounds. Did you see any that you may have liked on Etsy but was out of the price range? Maybe you could talk to the seller about making you a bouquet to fit the budget! Just some thoughts. I’ll keep on the lookout. Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
The one that you made just doesn’t looK full enough in my opinion. The one from Pier One is a little too full…If you take out all the greenery I think it would look a lot better and would look nice with your colors.
Post # 8
I think a feather fringe would make your calla lilly bouquet into a bridal bouquet- give it a little more presence.I’m not sure which of those calla pics would be your bouquet , but I would try a feather fringe and a ribbon wrap.
Post # 9
I know you said you dont want real flowers, but our grocery stores have amazing selections here in colorado, way less than $100. That being said-I like the pier one flowers better than the calla’s, maybe if you threw something in w/the callas, like a rose or a peony, I am not sure. Google boquets or weddings and find something you like w/the callas and see if you can find a better picture to guide you -is what I’d do. Good luck.
Post # 10
I personally think it’s alot easier to have someone else make it for you. I’m getting real touch flowers and the person I’m using is called Bloom Bridal..I think she is also on Etsy but her website is bloombridal.com She has some really great stuff and is very helpful
Post # 11
I like the all white calla lillies with the cuff if the cuff were in a different color. Like just an ivory cuff or something. I don’t love the pink calla lillies.
Post # 12
@MissFireFlower: What about a single sprig of cherry blossoms for your girls, something bigger and fuller for you (with the sprigs tied in) with everything wrapped in ivory ribbon?
Post # 13
I think part of the problem is that your bouquet looks too tight and small. You can still use those callas and maybe just build upon it. Not sure where you can find silk cherry blossoms, but maybe adding some of that in there to go with your theme?
Why don’t you want to use real flowers? You can definitely make a bridal bouquet for much less than $100. In fact, you can even use your calla lilies and then add real flowers on the outside to hide the bright green color. For a May wedding, you should be able to find tulips or even peonies at a reasonable price. Pink wax flower attached to curly willow branches would make a great accent, and it looks similar to cherry blossoms.
Post # 14
I forget to mention another possibility. Use a Lomey wire collar. You can get them with pearls in various colors and they come in different wire colors.
Use the Lomey collar as the fringe then add a layer of feathers, then your callas.
Post # 15
@MissFireFlower: Are you dead set against real flowers? The pics you posted of the callas look nice but personally I like a larger fuller bouquet. A Bee posted on there stating that Whole Foods does lovely arrangements; at the cost of the flowers at retail posted price. Maybe that’s a possibility?
Post # 16
@MissFireFlower: How about ribbons to cover up the bright green?