My mom and I have finally chosen a florist that is our favorite out of 5 we've met with. We are having a wedding of about 300-350 guests and all of the floral arrangements (centerpieces, bouquets, etc) total to about $3700... I have heard that is about the average price for flowers with a wedding our size.
I have been strongly considering doing my own centerpieces though, which, are the bulk of the total floral cost. I am not creative at all but I have two aunts who are and I know they would be there to help put them together. I'm wondering if in trying to save money by buying the flowers in bulk and doing the centerpieces myself is more a waste of time than anything. Our flower colors are blush and ivory... peonies and ivory flowers. And I absolutely love candles so there will be candles as well that we have already decided to purchase on our own.
What did you ladies decide to do? Are you having DIY centerpieces? Would it really save that much money doing them myself?