- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Sorry for all the questions!
Basic answers to your questions though: we got them the day before the wedding and put them together then. Took them to the venue that night and they stored them in their fridges for us. 🙂
Oh, and make sure to read the directions before opening the flower wraps because you’re supposed to hydrate them for an hour before cutting the wraps off. I don’t think it made a big difference but I didn’t notice the instruction until after I had already opened the wraps.
We are spending about 100 bucks on flowers.
We are rolling artificial maple leaves and sticks into maple leaf roses and putting cute little accents in it. They should all look like this.
100 will cover 1 bridal bouquet 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets, and 8 boutineers. We will add some little roses possibly to the alter.
We spent about $900 if you include our centerpieces.
We did submerged orchids for our centerpieces, DIY’ed them, and used fake orchids from Target that we found on clearance (it involved running to like 10 different Target stores, but we did it! Probably could’ve done it online easier, haha).
We used a high end grocery store rather than regular florist for our other flowers. We spent about $650 for my bouquet +5 BM’s, DH’s bout + 5GM’s and 4 or 5 others, plus 5 or 6 corsages, plus a couple other random single flowers. My bouquet was dinner-plate sized, the girls’ were salad plate sized. I made sure to choose flowers that gave a lot of boom for the buck; carnations and spider mums, plus a few blue orchids for mine and DH. The corsages were all carnations, as were the bouts. I personally don’t like roses, but they’re another one that gives good size for the cost as long as you steer clear of designer colors.
I had spoken with a few florists, and using the grocery store gave us all the quality and freshness for about 1/3 of the price, we just had to pick them up the day of rather than getting them delivered.
I spent $60 on flowers – cut them all from mine or friend’s homes. Then took them to a florist who arranged them all beautifully and added in a few “cottage mix” flowers. I didn’t want any foreign grown flowers, so they were mostly local. Also, my hubby and I made 300 coffee filter flowers, and I used them to line the aisle (planned to reuse them after that, but a brief downpour foiled those plans and left my hubby distraught after all his hard work!!!)
I did the flowers myself for $500. It included my bouquet, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 mothers bouquets, 12 bouts, 12 aisle markers, 5 mini arrangements for cocktail tables, 12 centerpieces, 2 alter baby’s breath balls, and around 8 misc. arrangements for cake table/ welcome table ect.
225$ for buckets of dahlias, roses, and hydrangeas from the wholesale flower market. 50$ gift card to the friend of a friend who came over to direct us in proper arrangements and make the bridal bouquet. Love hydrangeas because they look so fluffy and full.
@gromble: We spent about $600 on our flowers. To cut down the cost, we assembled everything except our four bouquets and three boutonnieres. Plus, we didn’t order any specific flowers―we just told our florist our colors and told her to get whatever was cheap!
We ended up ordering too many (we really had no good way to judge how many we needed), so we were able to put flowers everywhere plus make something for our stage. 🙂 All we have are guest photos right now, but I’ll share some! Here’s my bouquet sitting next to our stage decor, which we had moved to sit in front of the reception venue:
This is a picture of it actually on the stage (you can see some of the bouquets and boutonnieres there, too):
Some of our centerpieces and things:
The picture above was taken the night before, hence the cooler full of flowers, lol.
Oh, I forgot to mention that we had about 50 or 60 people at the reception, but were expecting quite a few more and our venue had mismatched tables, which is why we ordered so many flowers. If we’d had an accurate number and had known how many tables we’d need, we probably would have spent quite a bit less. Although, I was actually quite pleased because I love fresh flowers, plus it meant way more went to Hospice afterward.
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