Post # 1
We are currently working with a florist on our bridesmaid bouquets, my bouquet, and a floral centerpiece which is going to be around 500.00 (groomsmen will have pocket squares). I would love the florist to do our centerpieces too, but we are on a tight budget and I know it can get pricey! Mainly I would love some greens/baby’s breath and maybe some wildflowers. To save money I initially thought about fake flowers, but I’m also thinking I could maybe just do them myself with some wholesale flowers through costco or sam’s club. Has anyone had the experience of arranging their own centerpieces and if so, how was it? Any warnings or tips? Thanks!
Post # 2
I purchased small centerpieces of fresh flowers from Whole Foods. Definitely check put their floral section.
Post # 3
We bought mini bouquets from Costco, there was a nice assortment of flowers and greenery. We supplemented that with hydrangeas from neighbors gardens, which we picked 6 days before the wedding.
Post # 4
I’m planning on making my own centerpieces with flowers from Trader Joe’s. The location near me actually advertises that they will special order flowers for weddings, birthdays, etc! The only catch is they can’t guarentee color. We’re planning on going with a flower that comes in limited colors (probably sunflowers and hydrangeas) so that our risk of getting totally random flower colors that won’t work with the wedding colors is pretty low. We’re estimating about $100 for 15 centerpieces!
Post # 5
I actually have some experiences in flower arranging, but I opted not to do my own flowers because I am planning my wedding relatively long distance, and because I teach and am getting married during the school year, I am only able to take one day off before my wedding. I had to save my other days off to have a mini-moon afterwards. It was worth it to me to pay someone to take care of this aspect of the wedding, because I don’t want to be up late the night before my wedding, nor up early running all the things I need to have at my venue over in the morning.
That said, if not DIYing means there is no room in your budget for flower centerpieces, then by all means it is probably worth it. The fact that you want to do baby’s breath and greenery, means that the process of putting the centerpieces together won’t be that complicated, and baby’s breath is a pretty sturdy bud. I would look at prices at your local grocery stores and online vendors, and I would definitely do a trial run of what you would like your centerpieces to look like. You can get great deals on vases at places like dollar tree, which would mean that you would be able to do your centerpieces very affordably.