(Closed) Tell me about your budget flowers!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 31
Member
38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

prettyinpink11:  

View original reply
bridetobe24:  

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
Member
496 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
MedicBride2Be:  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
Member
31 posts
Newbee

Hey Lady! 

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

<br /><br />

Post # 34
Member
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 />Pink Stock - unusual choice, love it! One of my favorite flowers (smells delicious), so simple but magicalLove this white stock bouquet, has a similar feel to hydrangea, but more sturdy.During the Victorian era, the herbs a bride carried held serious meaning: lavender stood for luck and devotion, rosemary for remembrance, sage for a long life and thyme for courage.organic nature inspired corsage with lavender, dill, small succulents, berries, seedpods, pineapple blossoms and scabiosa buds - I love this, but would hope for more of a bluey shade than a purple.  So natural and detailed thoughTurn leftover/mismatched vases into coordinating vessels for a casual event with paint from Design Master Color Tool. Click to learn how: http://relish.com/articles/easy-craft-project-diy-bud-vases/

 

Post # 35
Member
38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

View original reply
bridetobe24:  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
Member
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
Member
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
Member
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

View original reply
Chells81:  gorgeous!

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)

Bouquet update

Size

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
Member
496 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
MedicBride2Be:  That’s awesome!  Good to hear, thanks for sharing.

Post # 40
Member
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

View original reply
prettyinpink11:  where is your wedding? try bloomerent.com it’s an environmentally friendly/budget option for wedding/event flowers 

Post # 41
Member
1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was able to get me and my girls huge freaking bouquets for like no money by using hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are great.

The topic ‘Tell me about your budget flowers!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors