(Closed) How did you save money on flowers??

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I PMed you 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Whole Foods!!  I got my bouquets there and they turned out great.  You pay just for the cost of the flower (no labor mark up that floral shops include) $210 for mine, and 3 bms.  They would have been less, but since I went in just two weeks before the wedding, it cost a little more since they couldnt place the order with their usual store orders.  They do centerpieces too, but I already ordered my centerpieces from Russo’s in Watertown.  I highly recommend checking them both out.  Only problem is you have to pick them up since they dont deliver.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

A few things we did:

-Hired a just starting out florist (who was a friend of a friend) who had very reasonable rates

-BMs wore wrist corsages and carried lanterns instead of bouquets

-About half the tables had floral centerpieces, the other half had non-floral (manzanita trees that I decorated myself, and some little votive trees for the cocktail tables)

-Chose flowers that were in season and that were reasonably priced

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ms.oregon.state: Haha, I’ll PM you too! Darn self-promotion policies!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my whole floral package was 305!!! thats including taxes!! they were from sams club. they were already made and were absolutly beautiful!!!!! came with bridal bouquet, toss bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 5 boutineers, we made 2 extra for our ushers took about 2 min to make! 4 hand corsages. they have the bigger packages with centerpieces and more stuff for around 450-500!!! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i added rhinestones to my bouquet from hobby lobby for 1.oo!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t use flowers for my centerpieces. I only got the bouquets, bouts and 3 wrist corsages. I spent about 675 and since you don’t need as many, you can do it. For my centerpieces I did candles on mirrors so I also had inexpensive “uplighting” haha.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Single bloom centerpieces can look really chic when bunched together! You can buy glass vases at a dollar store or online in bulk and fill them with disassembled bouquets from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m skipping floral centerpieces because I’m doing a fall theme and decided to use mini pumpkins (which my mom is growing for me, so FREE) and curly willow branches (from Save on Crafts) in Dollar Tree vases.

To save extra money: I asked for in season flowers, and my florist is an acquaintance of mine so I’m getting 10% off her normal rates.

For just under $500 I am getting: 1 bride’s bouquet, 1 Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 6 bouts, 2 nosegays (mini bouquets) for moms, 2 corsages for g-mas and 8 small bouquets that will fill mason jars and hang from shepherd’s hooks to line our ceremony aisle.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am going to do Sam’s Club as well.  They have really good reviews and prices. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m re-using some of the flowers that will hang on the pews at the ceremony as centerpieces at the reception.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

love the bud vases!

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