Post # 1
I am a small budget bride with a 5k limit however with everything falling into place i might even come in under *smiless*
Thing is i feel like the only bride in the world who isnt obessing over flowers! My centerpeices wont be a floral setting, heck for my bouquet I want mine made out of broches lol.
Anyway regardless of that, I decided to check prices online for a local store. UMMM 30 dollars for 3 red roses?! NOT happening
What have you brides done to substitute flowers (for anything, centerpeices etc)
Post # 3
This topic made me think of Mrs. Pineapple’s blog post on non floral centerpieces from a long while back! Check it out!
Hope this helps, even if a little bit. 🙂
Post # 4
I spent a total of $320 on all of my flowers. I wrapped my bouquets the day before my wedding. Here are some pics
I ordered from fiftyflowers.com and purchased alstroemeria from my local costco. I haven’t gotten my pro pics back yet, but I’ll post up my centerpieces when I do. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Post # 5
I know a lot of brides use stacked books as centerpieces. Not sure what kind of wedding you are having but candles are always an easy one and very romantic and pretty. Tall tree branches in vases and those are free!
I used tree stumps for my centerpieces and put flowers on top but you could always put something else on top. Picture frame, candle and a vase with one or two flowers. There are so many options!
Post # 7
@housebee: Holy shit, I totally didn’t even realize that your wedding happened already. I love everything.
Anyway. We aren’t doing floral centerpieces at all, just bouquets and bouts. $30 for 3 roses? You need to look elsewhere. My local grocery store has a dozen roses for $8.
I think we’re going to use Fifty Flowers. I was going back and forth on that idea because what I wanted was over $400, but I found something that would work for half that. I’ll pick up the accents from Home Depot and grab another from Hobby Lobby.
Post # 8
I don’t have any inspiration pics (on my iPad) but I’m not having a single flower at our wedding.
My bouquets/bouteneires/corsages were all made from a seller on etsy, and contain fabric/brooches/feathers. Or centerpeices are tall candelabras with large feather displays, and no other flower decorations in the venue. Not crazy about flowers either!
Post # 9
@AutumnBella: ooh ooh me me!
and faux flowers for these centerpieces:
we are having NO real flowers in our wedding at all. 🙂
Post # 10
No real flowers here either! I’m allergic and I’m just not a fan. No real pics yet, since they’re still in progress. But here’s the inspiration!
Bouquets are all going to be origami flowers:
Centerpieces are going to be manzanita branches with origami flowers:
Post # 11
@AutumnBella: I’m still encorporating flowers but one of the ways I’m cutting down using tons of cut flowers, is by using fresh potted herbs. I’ll be potting most of them in smaller pots, and some in small glass vases, and scattering them down the tables. It will add the greenery effect that I want without costing me a fortune in cut flowers. I’m hoping that they’ll add a little extra zing to the dinner conversations too!
I also have lanterns and ceramic white winged piggies as table decor….
I’m hoping that between the herbs, the lanterns and the winged pigs that I can cut down on the need to have tons of cut flowers at the reception, and can save money that way.
My wedding is in 5 weeks (omg!! lol!) so I’ll be able to post photos when its over.
Post # 12
@MariContrary: This is so cool!!!
Post # 13
@PeachSnapple: Thanks! As an added bonus, it’s really budget friendly. For the full 5 petal flowers, they’re about $1.25 each in paper and wire (and that’s the expensive paper I fell in love with). The small cherry blossom flowers are about $0.25 each.
Post # 14
@MariContrary: That is going to be so colorful and unique!! 🙂 And lightweight too, real flower bouquets are HEAVY suckers! Plus you’ll be able to keep it forever. I absolutely love the manzanita origami branches concept. Like, wow LOVE.
Post # 15
Bridesmaids carried stained glass lanterns with the first letter of our last name and roses on them:
Altar had hanging lanterns instead of flowers (There was also supposed to be some white flowy fabric, but it was super windy so it made the fabric look ridiculous. I think it turned out beautifully anyway:
Hope that helps!
Post # 16
I am attempting to have a very lush floral look at my wedding on a very mini budget in NYC. My goal is centerpieces that can be DIYed a few days ahead, and cost roughly $30 per centerpiece. I have kind of expensive floral taste, so I’m challenging myself! It’s important to my fiancé and I to incorporate a live plant if we can, that can be of use after the wedding. Here’s my latest attempt! A live fern with some deli orchids stuck in! $20