Post # 47
Maybe just have peonies for you bouquet (maybe a couple in your BM’s) because like others have said, peonies will eat up your budget! Cabbage roses and garden roses will work as a perfect alternative and are much more budget friendly.
Also, don’t dismiss carnations and hydrangea as well as stock. I was able to have some large lush arrangements because I used other fillers to bring down the cost of the large arrangements. And I reused my flowers from the ceremony to decorate the head table, another great way to save money and not let the flowers go to waste.
Post # 48
@cubaneli Hey! Are you open to doing your own flowers?? If you are there are a ton of sites that you can use to get exactly what you want (in season) for a whole lot less. This is what I am doing, but then you run into issues of refrigeration, transportation, setup and if you have people who can help you make them. But if you are going for bouquets/centerpieces that aren’t super complicated then they are easy enough! My budget is $800 and I’m getting
-Spray roses, garden spray roses, tea roses, rununculus, chysanthemums, freesia, alstromerias, crocosmias and lots of different fillers.
This type of spread and how many I am getting would cost me well over $2500 if I went to a florist 🙂 Also, my wedding is the day before yours!!! YAY for us, bout 6 months left!
Post # 49
@fvsoccer: Congratulation!! 🙂 November is a great month!
i did think of that but i’m afraid of the flowers dying, or not knowing how to make them last, or how early to order them!
Thats something i could consider but i’m also a full time student at a local university & will be taking 5 classes during the wedding. I will be taking a week off for the honeymoon, but other than that, i do not have much time. :[
My boss (i’m a part time nanny) owns a huge food warehouse & i’m SURE he will allow me to use their refrigerator for my flowers…. their kids are all in the wedding, & my brother works for them, they are like family.
& i do have a huge family & lots of friends that will be willing to help as well! :p
I dont know, I’m just afraid of the stress & mess it could potentially cause.
where are you ordering your flowers from??
& also, how do you know the amount of flowers you need??
Post # 50
$550 – all from discount warehouses like Sam’s Club! And, that includes 600+ flowers and greenery.
Post # 52
Our budget is $3000…and that’s at just cost, so from what I’ve heard it would be a LOT higher if it was retail costs