Post # 1
So I’m thinking about flowers, and I’m totally over it, I have been to about 4 florists already, who all quote 500-900$ for flowers. I was starting to think $500 is a good deal, but everyone tells me to keep looking or make my own etc. I really am not excited about paying 500 or more for flowers that will last one day. Sure they are pretty and look good in a photo, but fiance and I are paying, and desperately trying to save for a house deposit.
So I’m tossing up between; spend the money and use a florist, use these fake flowers I actually like, or just not have flowers. After all, I’m not a huge flower person anyway.
Thanks, I made the poll so its easy and I don’t know how to make the photo smaller so sorry if it is huge.
Post # 3
@Kathe86: I suggest having artificial flowers. Me and my Fiance are having a destination wedding. His mom has made several flower arrangements that we will take with us. This option was easier (and cheaper) for us. Everything was maybe $100, and our flowers will last forever. I can’t imagine paying $500 for something that will be DEAD in less than a weeks time.
No one will be able to tell from pictures that your flowers aren’t real. So do what makes you feel comfortable budget-wise!
My DIY projects…. Like I said, so far, under $100.
Post # 4
The fake flowers in the pic look lovely, though I think you could get the same effect for cheaper with real flowers from Costco or Sam’s club. It would be pretty easy to make a simple rose bouquet if that’s the look you’re going for. I ordered from Costco & had a great experience. Either way, I’m sure it will be lovely. I really like simple, white bouquets, they’re so elegant. ETA:I see you’re not really considering DIY, so, in that case, I’d say go with fake 🙂
Post # 5
The “fake” ones your holding look great. Use those. We used fakes and now there are pretty flowers all over our house all the time.
Post # 6
@futuremrsmck: your DIY things all look GREAT omg. I love the pillow
Post # 7
I’m going to have ‘fake’ (japanese origami) flowers, I don’t agree with spending a fortune on flowers (as lovely as they look) for one day (plus I suffer from hayfever). I know that there are various ways you can re-use and preserve your flowers, but it’s a lot of effort.
I vote use the fake ones, they’re guaranteed to look gorgeous and you’ll be able to display them in your new home (that you can afford because you didn’t spend a fortune on flowere ) forever!
Post # 8
@HisIrishPrincess: Thank you! My Future Mother-In-Law would appreciate that! She is very talented and I couldn’t be more thankful for her! 🙂
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Post # 10
I’m mixing artificial and real! Artificial centerpieces and real bouquets!
Have you checked out Sam’s Club’s flower arrangements? They have pre-arranged sets that you can buy in several colors! They are pretty affordable if you are set on real flowers.
Post # 11
Also contact local grocery stores. Many of them also do floral arrangements
Post # 12
@Kathe86: Flowers are such a huge expense considering the will only last the day. We haven’t officially decided as of yet ourselves, but I’m definitely leaning towards the real touch fake flowers. Half the price of real flowers, but feel and look real, plus they will last forever.
ETA: For my MOH’s wedding we went to the grocery store and got $100 worth of roses ordered and picked up the night before, we then just made our own bouquets with them, super easy to do a simply bouquet with ribbon and bouquet wire found at most craft stores.