(Closed) Help! Flower budget crisis!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d ask the family, because I think this is a very family-by-family thing. I actually didn’t want to do corsages at all or bouts for anyone but bridal party because I just think they’re straight up “prom.” Also, I felt like if people don’t know who our parents and grandparents are then they probably shouldn’t be at the wedding! (its a mostly family wedding). But then I said that to my mom and she was really disappointed. Also at my brother’s wedding a few months ago my grandma LOVED her corsage and even kept it nice to pin to her shirt for the day after brunch. Clearly, it meant something to her. So I’m going to suck it up and do them even though I think they’re cheesy. Long story short.. make sure you’re not going to hurt grandma and pappy’s feelings 😉 

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i dont think corsages are really important but i do think boutineers are at least for the bridal party. i would do bouquets and boutineers for the bridal party at least. I think it would be ok to keep it at that.

another option would be fake flowers (there are some good fake flowers out there) and do the boutineers with those.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could cut the bouts all together and just use pocket squares. If the guys are renting their tuxes/suits, a pocket square is usually included. I am making our guys theirs. I am also going to purchase or make brooches for the ladies, so they can have an actual keepsake, instead of a flower or two that will just die by the end of the day/night.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say just the wedding party and parents – thats what we’re doing to cut costs!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wouldn’t use a garden rose for a bout.  I think they are too big.  I would substitute a rose or spray roses.  That should cut costs somewhat. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can also just use a single stem or two of your preferred flowers for the BMs…it can look really elegant to highlight a gorgeous flower with just maybe a ribbon. It’s lighter and easier for the girls to deal with too. I’ve gotten so tired of toting around big round rose bouquets before 🙂 We went this way with orchids and the cost went from $65 to $30 each…yeah!

I second the PPs who suggested discussing beforehand with special people if they really want a flower — my mom really was adamant about NOT wanting a corsage!

 

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