Kayla
Savvy September 2020

Bridesmaid bouquets

Kayla, on September 24, 2019 at 12:20 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 34
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We’re currently trying to plan out our budget for flowers and they just seem to be SO expensive, even with buying bulk and doing a DIY set up!
My mom suggested that we could cut the bridesmaid bouquets to cut cost but I don’t know how that would relate in pictures with them just standing there with nothing to hold!
Part of me agrees on cutting the cost and part of me just can’t picture it.

Does anyone have any suggestions for cheaper bridesmaid bouquets?

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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    I ordered mine from Amazon for 6.99 each. They are beautiful. They have tons of them. Walmart.com does too

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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy Online ·
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    You might consider looking into artificial flowers instead. There are lots of great ones out there now, that look like real.

    There are also sellers on Etsy who will make your fake flower bouquets for you, and it's often a lot less expensive than real flowers.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I agree with the artificial flowers - go to a craft store like Michael's, they may already have some nice bouquets put together. I got mine there ! And it was so inexpensive.
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  • B
    Super March 2020
    B ·
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    Look at https://www.bulkwholesaleflowers.com/

    Also, consider buying some flowers at your local grocery store and build small bridesmaid bouquets. You can even get away with 1-3 flowers and some filler per bridesmaid.

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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    What about a flower loop that you make?
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Have you considered giving them all a single flower? That trend is increasingly popular and it’s beautiful and budget friendly.
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  • Meghan
    VIP October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I do think it would look odd if they held nothing. I have seen weddings where the BM's held other objects besides flowers, so that is an option. Like PP'ers have said, you could look info artificial flowers. Our florist is doing smaller BM bouquets with mostly greenery and a Dahlia in the center and then re-purposing them for reception decoration. This was a huge cost saver. And their bouquets were only $60 a piece.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    Mine are going to carry a single red rose each. It's pretty but keeps costs down too!

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    When we went to the open house for our venue they had a couple florists there that had made some centerpieces so we could get an idea of how things could look. They had huge bouquets on some of the tables that were a mix of both real and artificial flowers and honestly, I couldn't tell the difference. These are the florists we plan on using and to cut costs we'll be mixing both real and fake flowers. Maybe you could do something like that?

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  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·
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    I did sola wood flowers. I spent maybe $300 in total on wood flowers, paint, stems, tape, hot glue and filler. This was for 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 bridal, 7 boutonnieres and 2 corsages and I have lots of extras to go in centerpieces.

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  • yung_coconut
    Savvy October 2019
    yung_coconut ·
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    Some people I know had their bridesmaids holding hanging succulent terrariums, like these. It was so interesting and creative!

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  • Gabrielle
    Devoted June 2020
    Gabrielle ·
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    Sam's Club! I plan on ordering my flowers from there.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    I'm not sure where you looked or what your budget is, but I made all of these bouquets. We used Trader Joes and purchased 6 dozen white roses, 2 dozen red, 4 bunches of pink spray roses (for the flower girls), 6 sprigs of Eucalyptus, 4 sprigs of babies breath and 6 sprigs of greenery and it was all under $150. It took about 3 hours to make them all, and I did it two days before the wedding.

    Other ideas would be to have them hold pictures of you and your FH, or just not holding anything. Sure it might seem odd, but really no one is going to pay a lot of attention to whether or not they have flowers.

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  • Ingrid
    Super October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    Sam's club, Flower Moxie and I think Costco sells flowers for the entire wedding party included groomsman boutonnieres for reasonable prices.
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  • Annemarie
    Devoted October 2019
    Annemarie ·
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    MY bridesmaid bouquets are one large single flower surrounded by greenery and queen anne's lace to keep the cost down because I have 7 bridesmaids!

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  • Nicole
    Dedicated April 2020
    Nicole ·
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    We are using silk flowers from budget-bride.

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  • B
    Dedicated November 2019
    Bethany ·
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    I just placed an order for about 15 bunches of flowers from Publix, and it was only $100. I’m also getting a couple buckets of flowers from a local flower farm, and they charge $70 for 100 stems. Grocery stores and local farms are both great options, so much cheaper than a florist if you’re ok with DIY
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  • Olivia
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Olivia ·
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    We’re using Flower Moxie. It’s a company online that you pick the package you want and they send you all the flowers and you put the arrangements together. The large package we are getting is about $850. It will be all the bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony flowers and centerpieces. They send you step by step instructions on how to care and put the flowers together. I have read all great reviews!
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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I think I'm going to do the same thing, I also have 7 bridesmaids! Another cost saver - we aren't doing any boutineers. My fiance doesn't like them, he's been a groomsman in about 4 weddings and he said he always hates how they look, and they just get smooshed. I don't feel strongly about them, so I'm fine going without to save some $$

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  • Nicole
    Super September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Agree with this 100%!!

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