Post # 1
I met with the florist a few months ago and put down my deposit. At the time I selected a hand tied bouquet of white hydrangeas and cream/white roses. I will also be using white hydranges and roses in my centerpieces. I love love love hydrangeas and roses…and also like that they’re fairly inexpensive. However, FI’s mom has graciously offered to pay for my bouquet. I was originally on a very tight floral budget, but now I have a little more freedom as far as the bouquet goes.
I fell in love with this bouquet as soon I saw it. However, quickly let it go when the first florist I met with told me it was way out of my price range.It contains freesia, roses, stephanotis, miniature calla lilies, ranunculus, and fringed tulips. I originally didn’t get a quote for this bouquet because I thought I couldn’t afford it. I just emailed my florist and he told me it would be $225.
This is the original bouquet I chose. I was quoted $135 for it.
Which do you prefer? Is the first bouquet worth the extra money?
Post # 3
They honestly looked identical to me at first glance. I say go with the cheaper one cause NOBODY will notice you spent an extra 100$ on flowers.
Post # 4
I like the first one a lot better
Post # 5
Honestly, they look pretty much the same from a distance. It’s not for the benefit of your guests so it’s really just up to you. Which do you want? Do you need to, have to, must have the second one?
Post # 6
I like the first one more.
Post # 7
I’m not going to vote but will comment – both bouquets are lovely and I find them very similar. To my eye, in the photos above, the only remarkable difference is the additon of a touch of green. Choose the one you love!
Post # 8
They look identical. Definitely get the less expensive option.
Post # 9
I really love the texture of the first one.. but I don’t see enough of a difference to warrant the extra cost. Go for the cheaper one.. bigger bang for your buck!
Post # 10
I like the first one better but I’d get the second one and save the money!
Post # 11
They’re both beautiful but I honestly thought that the second one was just another picture of the first bouquet. Definitely get the cheaper option!
Post # 12
its not that i don’t like the 2nd one (it is lovely), but the first is much more visually interesting and has a certain “designer” quality to it.
EDIT: could you add a few other types of inexpensive white flowers (and greenery) to the 2nd one to mimic the look of the 1st? My bouquets had a lot of white stock and white lisianthius to mimic a more expensive look.
Post # 13
If FMIL is fine with gifting it to you, go for the one you love!
Post # 14
The differences between the two are so minor, therefore I would go for the less expensive one. They are both very beautiful.
Post # 15
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: I really don’t see the difference between the first and second. I go with the one that was cheaper.
Post # 16
While I love hydrangea’s – they are prone to wilting in the heat. For that reason, I’d pick the 1st one.