(Closed) Overwhelmed by Cost of Fresh Flowers

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Have you considered DIY-ing your flowers, also? Fresh flowers aren’t that expensive if you buy them wholesale and arrange them yourself.

Post # 4
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

candles in mason jars of you have a surface to display them:

Non-floral Alter Decorations :  wedding Mason Jar Candles

can you place pillars like this with candles. In place of the floral arrangements at the bottom, you could use a display of branches or just greenery.

paper pomanders for the aisle:

you might be able to rent a couple of tall shrubs from a garden center:

or this(minus the banner)


paper wreaths on the pews:

hang your initials

manzanita  branches (or prunings from a local tree)with silk flowers  or  battery operated mini lights:


Post # 5
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you tried DIY? I am ordering my flowers from fiftyflowers.com

Post # 7
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@melvinhester: Do some heavy research. The only reason I am DIY flowers is because I just want gerbera daisies everywhere. If you want super complicated arrangements then you might want to stick to a florist, or take some local classes.

I’ll be ordering a test batch here in a few months after I get some floral supplies to make some mock up centerpieces and bouquets. Then I’ll know what I’m getting into before it gets too close to the date. ^_^

You can’t beat those rose petal prices though. I checked with a local florist and she wanted $5 for every $100 rose petals. So if I ordered 6000 through her, it would be $300. On fiftyflowers.com I believe it’s less than $150-$160 for 6000. Good luck!

Post # 8
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t forget to check out your local grocery stores.  I’m getting all of our flowers and centerpieces from Wegman’s Floral Department.

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We DIYed all flowers except bouquets and bouts.

For the ceremony, we had potted plants to each side of us. For the aisle, I found little tin buckets in the $1 bin at target and spray painted them to fit my colors. We bought all of our flowers whole sale.

For the reception I found different vases/pitchers at thrift stores, and filled them with one type of flower that we bought wholesale. It was very easy!

Post # 12
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@artbee: What is the name of the creme colored flowers in your middle picture, and what wholesale company did you use?  Those are exactly what I want but have been unable to find them.

Post # 13
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@melvinhester:  I think that’s pretty reasonable. 

Post # 14
2742 posts
Sugar bee

Jeez, you bees give me serious envy. I’m talking about you Artbee 🙂

Post # 15
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

check out prices for roses/hydrangeas!

my mom and me met with our florist last week and were quoted 900$ for:

my bouquet and 7 bridesmaids

grooms bout and 7 groomsmen

parents and grandparents bouts and corsages (10)

childrens bouts and corsages in the wedding (4)

2 arangements for the ceremony

and 30 hydrangeas for our diy mason jar centerpieces.


they’re simple but very pretty

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