(Closed) How to save money on florals?!

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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MexiPino :  wow that paper bouquet is gorgeous! do you have a tutorial that you followed?

Post # 17
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Busy bee

I ordered on sams club and made everything myself  my bouquet, my bridesmaids bouquets, and all the centerpieces.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I make my own centrepieces fairly cheap with fake flowers, tin vases, number bunting and log slices 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

My tips are

– pick the bits that are important – top table, bouquet and focus on those

– get faux flowers from ebay and mix in with real (bonus point is you can tell them on afterwards too!)

– get flowers from wholeseller

– use lots of green – inc nice stuff from friends gardens 🙂

 

Post # 21
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did non-floral center pieces.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Use lots of greens and/or baby’s breath, as filler 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We did our flowers ourselves. We did little votive holder flowers on all the tables, and just got my bouquet and hubby’s bout done by a real florist.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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sofabean :  it’s Lia Griffith’s “Rustic Bridal Bouquet”. I cut it by hand but she has cut files available if you have a Cricut or similar machine. I added in half a dozen roses (also her pattern) and used a silk haydrangea as a base. 

Post # 25
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Newbee

Have you considered sharing your centerpieces? Companies Bloomerent help to events share centerpieces between their weddings and both the weddings save. (http://www.bloomerent.com)

Post # 26
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Newbee

Sharinge centerpieces is better than DIY! Less stress. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

Another suggestion I have is if your florist allows it, incorporate fake flowers into with the real ones to spread yourself out a little without breaking bank. A friend of mine who is a decorator uses fake flowers at strategic points that don’t really get a lot of attention (like higher up in the backdrop where you cant reach or things like fake orchids in the water vase). She uses the real flowers then where it matters the most like on your bouquet and the groom’s boutineer.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We are doing our flowers DIY! Thank you Costco wholesale (and also hopefully gathering some abundant wildflowers too)! Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers, but any kind will do, as this is the last thing I will be thinking about on my wedding day. And a florist is probably the last wedding related expense that I would consider because of the absolutely insane cost. We are DIYing bouquets, boutonniers, and centrepieces (possibly a few other decorations if we have some leftover too). 

https://www.costco.com/bulk-flowers.html

 

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