(Closed) My dream centerpiece is too expensive

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs Scott to be: Have you checked into wholesale? Or maybe using real touch or just fake flowers of some sort? Maybe that could be cheaper…

I’m pretty useless on flower advice. I’m not having any.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you get good fake ones?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Have you considered DIY? I made mine and I think they turned out pretty good. I would honestly be totally open to long distance helping you! here are the ones I made for my wedding.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs Scott to be: I’d totally check into fakes at your local craft store.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yep. I bought everything wholesale (vases, flower holders, floral foam) I’m ordering the flowers from Sam’s club. I got quotes from $3500-$4500 for 20 centerpieces. I’m making them for about $1,000.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you thought of using a white flowering shrub that is local to your area but would give the same look?

I would check with a garden center.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You could use white delphinium instead of orchids.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Mrs Scott to be: I would definitely check in to wholesale or silk flowers.  I LOVE Gardenias, but they were over $6 per bloom, and that was wholesale cost!  I got all the gardenias I needed for centerpieces and boquets for what it would have cost for about three or four blooms.  The flowers were very realistic, too.  We checked at Michael’s, but their blooms were not nearly as realistic looking, (we ended up buying them at the same wholesaler that we looked at the real gardenias at).

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs Scott to be: I don’t know where you live to make a suggestion.

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