I’m not sure how many bridesmaids you have, but bouqs.com seems pretty affordable for fresh flowers. Fresh flowers is one thing I’m not messing with. I’d hate having to stay up the days leading up to my wedding making bouquets.
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Did you have to do the arrangement yourself? That’s what I’m trying to avoid. Those flowers come in like 3 days before the event. You have to bloom them, then do the arrangement like the day before or something. Definitely not something I’d want to do leading up to the wedding :/
We are thinking about button bouquets . My grandmother had a huge collection and we figured its a way to incorporate her into the ceremony. Plus outside ceremony in January in upstate NY - need something a little sturdier than flowers. 😉
Buy flowers from a wholesale company, Costco, Sams Club, or Trader Joes! I also don't want to work with a florist due because I want to spend money in other areas. If you do your own real floral bouquets, make sure you read up on how to care for them a few days before your big day so they look fresh. I've seen lots of great articles and youtube videos about it. Good luck!
Also- I am working with a wholesale company near me and am only spending about $250.
I used Sam's Club and FiftyFlowers for my live florals - the bridesmaids designed and assembled their own bouquets, and I saved hundreds - florist quote was $75-100 per bouquet but I paid about $15-20 each.