(Closed) Glitter, Pink, Glam – Wedding on a budget! Pic heavy

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

so, for flowers, my budget is relatively small to non-existent.

 @NayCav86:  This statement and peonies don’t really get along, but doing a DIY might curb the cost a bit.  I loved the look of peonies, but had a small flower budget (around $300), so I used peony roses instead.

Post # 5
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@NayCav86:  Peonies are pretty much the most expensive wedding flowers haha. They’re my favorite though! It depends on if they’re in season or now, but I think in more expensive cities you can see them for $15+ a stem!

ETA: english tea roses are supposed to be a more affordable similar flower

ETA again: I love your theme, mine will be similar! Let me know if you find some affordable sequined table cloths!



Post # 6
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@NayCav86:  Well my entire flower budget was $320, but that included all the flowers I used.  The peonies that I’ve seen are usually anywhere from $6-$9 per stem, but you may be able to find them for less at a flower market or farmer’s market since I think May-June is peony season.  Here’s what I made for $320

Two of these small nosegay bouquets for our moms

aisle decor

2 altar arrangements

my bouquet + 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (the ones the the first picture I posted)

and petals for my tables

I purchased from fiftyflowers and costco

Post # 8
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Renting sequins table cloths can cost upwards of $1500 for around 200 people.  Also, depending on when your wedding is the cost of peonies can sky rockets.  My SIL had to get peonies flown in from the Netherlands for her New Year’s Eve wedding.

Post # 9
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

GORGEOUS! Love the combo of peonies and sparkles!

Post # 10
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NayCav86:  I wanted peonies but they weren’t in season for my wedding. We went with garden roses, which are less expensive and a really popular alternative. They are big/puffy and soft just like peonies.

Post # 12
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Your wedding looks beautiful! I also LOVE peonies but their are super expensive so I went with garden roses – I spent $800 on over 500 roses from Fifty Flowers – they were great to work with, and the roses were beautiful. I got lots of compliments on all of the flowers we had! We put everything together the day before and kept the corsages and bouquets in the fridge. I have a DIY post if you check out my profile on the whole process if you’re really interested in DIY.

Shameless ring shot but its a good shot of my bouquet…

All of the bouquets, corsages, bouteniers, and extra petals in the fridge…


Post # 13
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Probably not ACTUALLY helpful but I think the trick for the sequin tablecloths is to go with the smallest sequins you can find – I think that the larger ones end up looking a little more like CDs?

Post # 14
14 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

My colors are glitter gold and blush. I wanted glitter tablecloths but they’re pretty pricy. We just went to the fabric store and bought gold sequin fabric and cut them into squares to put in the middle of the tables (our vendor supplies tableclothes already). Then I found a place to rent the glitter tableclothes but I’m only using them for certian tables (head table, cake table, pie bar) then it’s not over kill on the glitter and you save a bit o dough 🙂

Post # 16
2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

If you don’t end up going the DIY route for flowers, we used the florist at Whole Foods on Houston Street and were very happy with her work. It wasn’t crazy cheap, but cheaper than all the standalone florists we looked at… my bridal bouquet was $95. 

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