Post # 16
It’s more about budget for me. I’m thinking that I might start looking around for silk flowers, and see what I come up with. I don’t LOVE flowers anyway. I think it’s just one of those wedding things that everyone says you’re supposed to have. Thanks ladies!
Post # 17
your mom can make the bouquets and then if the reception is going to be outside you can maybe buy potted flowers For centerpieces? I don’t know if that’s weird or not but that’s what I did… Just potted orchids on each table. My venue provided them but you can get orchids/ potted flowers from trader joes. Then at the end play a game where if someone has a sticker under their seat they can take the orchid home? (I did that at my bridal shower and the people who won were totally thrilled) That might be tacky but whatever!!! Lol I’m trying my best 😛 or… You can get spray roses and cheap filler such as eucalyptus from the grocery store and make a centerpiece… I’m including a pic of one of my bridal shower centerpiece that took me, no joke, 1 minute to do. It cost me $6. If you were feeling weird about fake flowers (which aren’t bad, they are normal now) there’s some cheapish real flower options and don’t worry they won’t wilt!
Post # 18
Just realized maybe you weren’t even talking about centerpieces lol oops sorry if you weren’t… 😛
Post # 19
I’m getting real touch flower bouquets. I’m ordering off Etsy. I know what I want, and I am having a destination wedding, even though it’s in the US, but I still want flowers I can keep without having to worry about preserving.
Post # 20
An alternative could be paper flowers. It would add a touch of whimsy, a somewhat good-humoured take at the fake flowers choice. Plus, they can be really beautiful! There are plenty of alternatives at Etsy, from bouquets to centerpieces to garlands, corsages, etc. Here are some examples:
Post # 21
I like this. I’d kind of started looking into it. I found some really big structural ones that would be really nice in/around the pergola.
Post # 23
You can also use feathers instead of flowers, I have also seen someone have their bridesmaid hold lanterns in lieu of flowers. Really your brides maids can just hold a nice clutch (handbags) It’s really just personal prefernce, of coarse flowers are the norm but you can be creative if this is something you do not wish to incorperate into your decor.