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

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 32
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We ordered our flowers unassembled from a local florist, and stuck to more common flowers (hydrangeas and roses).  We assembled everything the morning before the wedding.  I think our total bill with supplies was $250.

Post # 33
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are saving about $100 by not getting the groomsmen/dads/ring bearers boutineers.  We are having them wear the cloth in the tux pocket instead.  Only fi will have on a bout, plus grandpas, and flowers for the mom’s, host/hostess, and reader.  Plus the bridesmaids and me of course… so everyone except those that will be in a tux, but it still adds up so save us some cash 🙂

Post # 34
3138 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I met with my florist at my venue, so she knew exactly what she was working with. I showed her my inspiration pictures, so she knew the look I wanted. Then I told her my budget, what I needed, and asked what she could do. She told me her ideas on how she thought she could make my vision a reality and stay in my budget. I really liked her ideas, and I put my complete trust in her to make my wedding reception beautiful. She did a beautiful job, and I was thrilled.

I think the secret to getting what you want at a good price is to find a talented florist you can trust. Don’t insist on specific flowers, allow the florist to make the choice of flowers that will create your vision at the price you can afford. A talented florist can make your vision come true within your budget. You just have to let them be creative. 

Post # 35
39 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used pins for the groom, groomsmen, mothers, grandmothers. Saved a ton of money since they were only a couple dollars each. I bought fake flowers bouquets from a local florist. Walked in and told her my budget and she made it work. I am selling the flowers and noticed you are from Boston. I am in central MA and just had my wedding. Please look at my other posting and see if there is any other items you might need, I will practically give it to you to get some space back in my house! http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/red-black-silver-fall-wedding-decor

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