Post # 31
Sorry it took me so long to post pics. I’m terrible at taking pictures anyway and then I ended up working a bunch of overtime and I totally forgot to take them. I just snapped a few quick ones so you guys can get the idea. It’s dark so the lighting is pretty terrible. I think I need to get a new camera before the wedding/honeymoon too lol.
Post # 32
Thanks so much for sharing, those look really nice! 🙂 How much time would you say it took to make them all up? Was it difficult?
Post # 33
I DIY’d my wedding flowers and was THRILLED with the results……..originally I looked at Fifty Flowers and Sams, but didnt’ want to buy an entire box of everything because I wanted a lot of variation.
So…I ended up going with Flower Moxie (http://www.flowermoxie.com) and was thrilled! I heard about them thru a friend on Facebook. My favorite part was they will sell by the bunch, which no one else does, instead of having to buy an ENTIRE box.
Basically, they helped me figure out exactally what I needed once I have them the quantity and vase sizes. I was nervous, but they were spot-on, I only had about two vase fulls extra. They sent instructions, tools, and they have a lot of DIY videos on youtube. I was thrilled with the outcome!
Hope that helps, good luck!!!
Oh, I spend well under $1,000. My florist quotes were averaging $3,200-4000
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Post # 34
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I haven’t gotten mine yet since my wedding is in May but I am paying a little over $500 for… (included my inspiration photos I gave the florist).
1 bridal bouquet – 15 stems of stock (lavender)
4 bridesmaid bouquets – 7 stems of stock (white)
4 groomsmen, 1 ring bearer, 2 fathers, & 3 grandfather bouts – purple/white wildflower mix
2 mothers corsages, 2 grandmother corsages – purple/white wildflower mix
2 flower girl baskets with rose petals
I’m also ordering 50 white gebera daisies from Sam’s Club to put in my centerpiece/decor vases for $60. And Might grab some bunches of baby’s breath at the supermarket the morning of. <br /><br />
Post # 35
It wasn’t hard to make them but it was a little time consuming. I would say each centerpiece took about 20 minutes (which includes melting the craft water), my bouquet took about 15 minutes to make and the bridesmaids bouquets took about 10 minutes. It was totally worth it though considering how much I saved.
Post # 36
I don’t have any pro pictures back from our wedding yet. But I only paid $700 for ALL of my flowers. I had the bride’s bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquet and flower petals lining the aisle and flower petals scattered on the first talks (8of them), card table, sweetheart table, and the table that had all the stationary appetizers.
Our flowers were: cream roses, white Gerber daisies with a black center, white alstromeria and dark people alstromeria.
Post # 37
Flowers really weren’t a big priority for us. I had my cousin DIY on the centerpieces, and we pretty much ordered the cheapest flowers available for everything else (and picked them pretty much solely based on their price). While we lots of issues with our florists (really bad attitute, very late arrival, and a couple flowers missing) I actually LOVED the flowers I picked out. I ordered my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 2 huge floral pieces for the ceremony that were moved to the reception, tons of roses that were tied to the pews and later decorated the sweet table, 10 boutineers, 2 small bouquets for the moms, and 2 honorary bridesmaid roses. The total came to around 1000 dollars, and half of it was for the flowers on the pews and the large pieces for the ceremony (which my mom added in last minute actually).
My cousin did all the centerpieces for 300 bucks, plus the headtable. That included the cost of all the vases and wholesale flowers.
Here is a pictures of the bouquets. The bms have large yellow roses, and my bouquet is white hydrangea, yellow freesia, and ivory roses. They were all in the lowest tier for costs. I kind of thought he would stuck with carnations with that budget (which honestly would have been just fine). I guess that is one of the perks of a July wedding- LOTS of flowers are in season.
Post # 38
hyzenthlay: Your bouquet was stunning!
autumnWren: gorgeous! I love the wild flowers!
I haven’t decided what I’m doing for the bridesmaid bouquets or if I’m adding any flowers into the centerpieces, but I have about $100 into all of the flowers and brooches I’ve bought for my bouquet. It’s mostly finished (I just have to finishing making the brooches into flowers and adding them in).
My bouquet is a mixture of preserved flowers, silk flowers, and sola (wood) flowers.
(same bouquet diff view)
I think I want the bridesmaid bouquets to be all one color. Either all cream, or alternating each girl.
Our centerpiecs are mostly non-floral (vintage bottles and milk glass) but I may pop a few flowers into them, I haven’t decided yet.
I picked a bunch of hydrangea locally and am drying it and planning to dye them in diff shades of blue so if they turn out, I’ll use those in the centerpieces.
I’m using feathers for bout’s instead of flowers. 🙂
Post # 39
That’s awesome! Good to hear, thanks for sharing.
Post # 40
where is your wedding? try bloomerent.com it’s an environmentally friendly/budget option for wedding/event flowers
Post # 41
I was able to get me and my girls huge freaking bouquets for like no money by using hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are great.