Rustic Bridal Bouquets

Posted by bridalbuds on Aug 03, 2010

Wedding flowers are insanely expensive.  But you knew that already.  I love flowers.  I love when CC brings home a bouquet of fresh flowers for me.  I love trying to grow flowers in our tiny front garden (I say try because my green thumb is not so green.).  However, I don’t love the idea of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on flowers for our wedding.  I know it’s our special day, but it is – Just. One. Day.

What’s a thrifty girl to do?

Well, let’s stop and take a look at my inspiration and the bouquets that I adore.

Lavender. I remember about ten years ago, my best friend Anne wore lavender all of the time.  She had lavender scented everything.  I, uh, hated it.  To me, it smelled like little old ladies.  In fact, I teased her all of the time because she smelled like little old ladies.  ~::Time Warp 8 Years Forward::~ I rediscovered lavender a couple years ago and, you guessed it, I love the smell!  I am now that person who has lavender hand soap in the loo, lavender laundry soap and dryer sheets, lavender hand lotion, lavender medicinal balm –  You name it, it is scented lavender in my home.  Naturally then, I gravitated towards lavender for an option as a bridal bouquet.


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$10 Bouquets

Posted by bridalbuds on May 02, 2009

With 10 bridesmaids, it was a little daunting thinking about all the money we’d spend on fresh floral bouquets. I’ve heard prices in the range of $30 and up, depending on the amount and type of fresh flowers. Then, there is my bouquet which could run in the upwards of $100-$150 (or even more, I’m sure!).

From flickr.com

From flickr.com

Is it possible that I can create my own bouquets without spending major moulah???

Simple Answer: YES!