Post # 47
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
My mom really ran with the brooch bouquet (which my fiance has taken to calling “brouchets [pronounced brooo -shays]) idea right along with me lol. We got pretty lucky, because I have heard they can be VERY expensive. My great grandparents moved out of their townhouse into an assisted living facility, and my nana had tons of costume brooches and pins and earrings and such. My grandma also had a ton. And EBAY!!!! You can get lots of cheap ones on EBAY. You just have to be concious about what your budget per brooch should be, so it doesnt add up to crazy amounts lol.
Post # 48
A way to save on flowers??? No flower centerpieces! Im not doing flower centerpices at all. My flower budget is 450. And I have seen the pics of the flowers. Gorgeous!!!Good luck.
Post # 49
The only flowers that you will see at our wedding will be the bouquets, leis (Hawaii) and petals scattered around our Moraccan lantern centerpiece.
Post # 50
Man. I’m lucky. A new local is offering a wedding package for like $250. 2 dozen roses for me, bouts for the grooms and grooms men, 3 .5 dozen bouquets for the bms, and bouts and corsages for the moms and dads.
I’ll be doing the decor myself in silk flowers.
Post # 51
@bells219: You want cheaper and easy? May I suggest gypsophilia.
1. Dirt cheap – it’s usually used as a filler for bouquets, and is probably the most economical flower you can get.
2. Easy-peasy to DIY. They are fillers because they are quite full after all!
3. Loads of different colours available – not just the traditional white. I hated white gypsophilia, so I was quite surprised when looking in a wedding flower mag that I fell in love with pink gypsos and styled virtually all my venue flowers around them.
4. They keep! Hang them upside down, spray with hairspray, leave in a dark room for a couple of weeks and voila a keepsake!
5. Actually quite striking!
Post # 52
The Publix near where we were getting married was able to do all the flowers we needed for less than one third of what an inexpensive local florist quoted us! (And bonus… no DIY!)
We even went a step further to save extra. (Like the OP, I could pretty much care less about flowers.) As a bride who is usually anti-fake flower, I was shocked at how pretty a $10 silk bouquet was! So basically we’ve decided to do a simple silk bouquet for my bridesmaids that will match mine. They won’t be reused anywhere and I figured no one would be near enough to really tell a difference. I would never consider using fake flowers on the tables
Post # 53
I figure going to a regular florest (without ever mentioning the word “wedding”) for the live flowers, and putting together the arrangments ourselves, should be a more reasonable cost. Like you, I am planning to have a small wedding. I’m planning to avoid using the word “wedding” with relevant vendors as much as possible.
I also think there are lots of alternatives to live flowers that are just as pretty!