(Closed) Cost of boutonnieres?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How many do you need?  We liked some more pricey ones on Etsy, so we got those for my husband and his groomsmen.  For our other boutonnieres (fathers, grandfather) we bought real flower ones as they were cheaper for us.  Maybe you could do something like this?

Post # 4
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’ve been quoted $7-$10 for flowers.

Post # 6
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our flower bouts were $15 for the guys, $10 for the Dads & my grandfather. What do the Etsy ones you like look like?

Post # 8
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@shimmerofheaven: No problem!  The corsages were also real flowers.  Here’s a picture with all three to give you an idea of how it looks to have different ones.

Post # 9
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@shimmerofheaven: AHHH!  We used ekaminsk!  She was fantastic.  They looked great.

ETA: Actually there is a picture of me and my husband in her Etsy shop (green berry boutonniere)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@shimmerofheaven: those are gorgeous!  have you tried printing it out and taking the photo to a craft store and asking for suggestions?  

If it’s the backing that you need, maybe try the pins in the sewing part of wal-mart (where the fabric and hair stuff is).  They have a safety-pin type back with a rectangle for bows and anything else.  (as a writer, you’d think I could describe it better than that! LOL!)

 

Post # 12
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@shimmerofheaven: Yes, they were very sturdy and held up well.  They also were very stiff yet light, so we didn’t have “floppy” problems.  We were worried about that since the groomsmen only wore vests.

Thanks for the bouquet compliment!  Yes, it was all baby’s breath, with some greens around the outside.  It fit in well with our wedding aesthetic (and bonus, it was inexpensive).

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Those are gorgeous! I say get a few of them for your Fiance and Groomsmen,  and get the flower ones for the rest of the guys with bouts. Totally worth the bit of a splurge 🙂

Post # 15
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@shimmerofheaven: hmmmmm… this is probably a dumb question, but what about a class on flower arrangement?  Or seeing what the local craft stores offer?  Or even youtube?  I know there’s lots of videos on how to make them using real flowers… 

now I’m wishing I’d already started making mine so I could do a tutorial! heeeey, there’s an idea! wonder if there’s a way to get paid for that? 😉

eta: maybe I can sneak out at lunch and go shopping for the materials tomorrow.  Would sooo love to help out the fellow bees by doing a tutorial (if I can figure it out, myself! LOL!)

Post # 16
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Zinzerena: I think a class plus all the materials she’s used plus the materials she’ll need to get will end up costing way more.  That’s why I ended up buying mine!  It would be a great idea if you were doing all your own flowers though.

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