Post # 1
Did anyone go with (or will be going with) a paper bouquet? I just can’t justify the cost of bridal and BM real floral bouquets! It’s beyond me and not worth it (I’m not a huge fan of flowers to begin with). I’ve been looking on etsy and found some very nice and unique custom made bouquets in the $30.00 range and I’m really leaning towards this. I won’t be tossing the bouquet, as an FYI.
If you used a paper bouquet, did you regret it? Find any cons?
Post # 3
I’m totally planning on using paper flowers in all the bouquets, and bouts. I’ve also looked at fabric flowers but I’m leaning towards paper as I spent some time in Japan when I was younger so I am a big fan of origami. I’m probably going to attempt to make mine myself but I may end up buying if I can’t handle it.
I think the only real con is that some people (say, traditional grandparents and such) may be surprised because it’s a different take on a tradition.
The pros are that they are much cheaper, more lightweight, can be done ahead of time, can be in any color or pattern you want, and they’re just plain cool.
Good luck and let us see pics of what you end up going with!
Post # 4
I’m fairly new to the wedding planning and haven’t heard of this. I’m very intrigued. I’ll have to research this later. I”m looking forward to any pics or responses about this. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m using tissue paper for all the flowers! unless i can’t get it all done in time… and in that case I’ll just make a quick run to whole foods/central market and pick up some bundles the day of and just have all the bridesmaids and I make the bouquets. there are some super awesome tutorials on martha stewart – and the one with livia cetti is particularly my style. I really hope it turns out looking good, though! haha! I’ll post pictures of what i have currently when I get home. 🙂
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Post # 7
I am having paper flowers!
I’m getting a bouquet for myself, toss bouquet for my maid of honor to hold, 4 bouts 2 coursages and a piece for my hair done by “PoshStudios” on etsy. Total cost for what I’m getting done is $189 including the shipping. She wrote me “conversations” on Etsy about what flowers and colors I wanted etc. As she works on my flowers she is going to send pictures to me so I can approve each step of the way. She is very helpful and also has a facebook page so I was able to check out her past bride’s reviews and pictures.
I am very excited about what she’s going to create for me!
Post # 8
I’ve SLOWLY been making flowers for my October 2012 wedding. I’m still going to make some blue and purple flowers, and more in the pink/red and orange/yellow spectrum. They’re exhausting to make and the floral tape leaves a sticky feeling on my fingers :/ BUT I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out so far 🙂
Post # 9
I desperately want to rock this in a few months
Post # 10
I’m having a ribbon bouquetfor my wedding. Got it custom made on Esty for a great price. The guys flowers are like that too.
This way it’s something we can keep and have forever, rather than real flowers which you either have to get preserved or throw away.
Post # 11
I’m using paper flowers! While I love tissue and crepe paper flowers for parties, I wanted something that was going to look realistic and not take away from my dress. Tana from Bohemian Bloom is making mine like the one she used: all white water color canvas, cascading and a little over 400 flowers and leaves on it. This chick is brill with what she can do. She only makes bouquets upon request.
Post # 12
these are mine which i will shamelessly post again and again