(Closed) Cutting flower costs

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had done our own flowers and made calla lily bouquets and bouts for the BMs and GMs. For the parents, grandparents and ushers I went to walmart and got some nice red roses and used those. I think it was $11 for those and there were a dozen. You could do something like that if the florist is going to charge more than what you want to pay. I haven’t seen the pocket squares in person so I wouldn’t know how that would look if some have bouts and others have those. Good luck.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am moving this thread to the Flowers board. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You could also buy the grandmothers a brooch or something like that.

I had the MOB and MOG were these- they are made of silk in the same technique that’s used to make hair ornamentation for geishas.

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know the details of your flowers, but cutting out grandparents bouts/corsages really won’t save you much money.  The majority of the flower money is on the brides bouquet, centerpieces, and bm’s flowers.  My grandma would have cried if I didn’t give her a corsage to wear!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I think you’re better off going with silk flowers for centerpieces and ceremony decor.  That’s where most of the money is.  Like CaliOCteach said, you won’t save money on the bouts or corsages.

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