Post # 1
So, long story short, I already ordered all my flowers (but order can be tweaked etc) and then I have since decided to add 2 extra bridesmaids. I originally didn’t because of cost but my Fiance and I can make it work, but that means potentially ordering more flowers. I am not sure what to go. Suck up the additional £90 and have all the real flowers I want, or compromise and remove the existing 2 bridesmaids flowers from the bill, and use that £90 to buy fake flowers for all 4. Does that make sense?
The idea of spending £180 on bridesmaids flowers is not great, but I don’t want to do a mix and look back and think why didn’t I just spend an extra £90.
Thoughts? Even better if anyone has photos to share,
Post # 2
It seems a bit strange to me to only have Bridesmaid or Best Man flowers be silks. It would be less odd, I think, to have all the decoration flowers be silk or all the personal flowers. But that’s just my gut and I don’t have specific experience with a mix.
Post # 3
I’ve seen lovely silk flowers but I’m still very partial to real ones. If you’re hesitating to order silk, IA you may look back and think “why didn’t I just spend the extra 90″…..not that people have unlimited budgets, but perhaps your budget could be tweaked elsewhere? Even with the flowers themselves, could you make the 4 bouquets real flowers but less flowers in each bouquet- sometimes less is more and simple can look quite elegant. Or you can leave the bouquets as planned, just adding 2 more, but then cut back on the centerpieces and use less flowers on each centerpiece (again, with the ‘less is more’)
Post # 4
There isn’t really anywhere to cut back. We aren’t having centrepieces, the ceremony flowers will be transferred onto tablets etc. But the idea of having a smaller B.M bouquet each is a good idea.
ETA: We are having jars of small poseys on the ends of the rows of chairs, these jars will then be used on the tables.
Post # 5
I hear what you are saying as my gut is kind of saying the same thing, I am just trying not to be too wasteful with money.