Post # 1
Anyone ever buy a regular bouquet from a flower shop or grocery store and use it as a bridal bouquet?
I’ve been looking at online flower stores and they have some really nice regular / birthday bouquets! It seems like all you would have to do is trim / wrap the stems, and the price is so much less compared to “wedding” flowers.
I have never heard of anyone doing this and I’m just wondering why? Would it be obvious that it’s not an actual “bridal” bouquet?
Post # 3
Here’s an example of a birthday bouquet on one of those websites. I have seen wedding flowers that look very similar to this, except this is only $40 versus $100+ for a bridal bouquet:
Post # 4
i’m actually going to buy loose flowers and do the bouquets with my aunts–girls’ bonding time 🙂
just make sure you buy some nice ribbon to tie them up with
Edit: a lot of wedding stuff is like this. if you put the word wedding in front of it, you can charge more. so ask for it another way.
Post # 5
I am seriously thinking about it! I’m not a big D-I-Y person, so I don’t think I’d do a good job putting together my own bouquet, but I think I can handle wrapping an already nice bouquet
Post # 6
People do that all the time. The florist at the grocery doesn’t need to know what you are using it for. Wrap the stems in a pretty ribbon and your guests won’t even know the difference.
Post # 7
Cool I had no idea that people do this, I’ve just never heard anyone talk about it before. It’s a little annoying how everything wedding related costs more. I might understand if it was a little higher, but sometimes prices are like 3-4 times more
Post # 8
that is a good idea…never thought of that….. THANKS lol