Post # 1
This past week I went to a florist for a consultation I told her my budget, and she basically told me that I would get next to nothing with what my budget was. So my fiancé said we would raise the budget, plus we chose cheaper flowers to help out. However, I am happy with what she has planned for my ceremony, bouquets, boutonnieres, but not so much with the reception choices. To keep me within my budget, we decided on baby breaths in mason jars. But I’ve been doing some research and I think I might just buy wholesale flowers and vases and do the centerpieces myself. This way I can match my centerpieces with the flowers in the bouquets and it will still be the same amount of money as the baby breaths.
Has anyone else thought about doing/done this? The florist handles the ceremony and bouquets, and I will do the reception centerpieces. Or should I just have the florist do it all?
Post # 2
I got my flowers from Sams Club. My bouquets/bouts came all assembled and ready to go and then I made all the centerpieces. It was time consuming but not difficult
Post # 3
agree with the PP. it is time consuming but not difficult. I ordered my flowers from sams club as well and through fifthy flowers for one they didn’t have. i had them delivered thursday (you’ll need to cut them if you’re not ordering the prearranged ones and I would people on hand to help cut them), assembled Friday afternoon and delivered to the reception Friday evening for set up. I had the florist do the boutinerres, bridal bouquet, cake flowers and altar arrangements-basically anything more intricate or needEd the day of.
Post # 4
soontobemrsgray: If you will be having jars with babys breath for the reception decor, ABSOLUTELY do it yourself! You’ll save a bunch of money and when planning a wedding, any little bit counts!
I had a good friend of mine who’s savvy with flower decor do my wedding. He bought the flowers wholesale through some vendor he knows and I looked for sales and deals at craft stores for the centerpieces that he incorporated the flowers into. SAVED A TON!
Post # 5
Soontobemrsthao: okay, yeah I will probably do the same. Thank you
Post # 6
soontobemrsgray: I was going to go with Sams club, but I ended up hiring a florist. I used SAMs club as a negotiating tool…if they couldn’t come in under $700 then I told them I would go the SAMs club route. I ended up getting 7 centerpieces, 6 boutineirs, 1 bride bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, some petals, and Mercury glass vases for $694.00 ($50 more than I was going to spend at Sams).
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