We are doing semi-DIY florals for our wedding. We'll be having a floral arbor decoration, bouquets, and boutonnieres all done by our florist and will then be supplied with bulk flowers for the rest of our decor, primarily used for centerpieces and table decorations for our cocktail and reception area. This worked to our advantage because our florist already has another wedding that day and my mom is actually really talented at making flower arrangements.
Our reception venue has rectangular farmhouse tables, so we are considering doing either long and low vessels or a mix of vases at different heights. I've already got a lot of ideas pinned for inspiration, but we'll need to supply all of our own vases, vessels, and decor, and oasis/oases (those foam blocks you stick flowers in) for the tables. We are having 60-80 guests seated at farmhouse tables that each sit 6-8 people, so roughly 8-10 long tables will be used for dinner, and then are having a sweetheart table for us and might have some other tables for escort cards, photos, gifts, guestbook, etc in the reception area. We'll also have some high top cocktail tables in the cocktail area.
Any recommendations for inexpensive vases, vessels, floral supplies, etc? We've considered doing just mason jars because they are inexpensive and easy to buy in bulk, but they're pretty rustic and a bit overdone, so I wanted to explore other options. We could also just spend the next four months thrifting vases, but I'm not sure if we'll get enough that way or if they'll all be too different or difficult to clean, etc.
Any ideas of what we could use as inexpensive vessels, or where we could buy florist supplies or vessels in bulk?
If you've done DIY florals, where did you find all of your supplies?