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Flowers - Splurge or Save?

Sinéad, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Style and Décor 1 115
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Whether you have decided on daisies or roses, flowers can have a really big impact on your decor! But fantastic floral arrangements can also lead to a frightening bill...

Are you saving or splurging on flowers?


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115 Comments

  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    BIG save. Artificial flowers without a doubt!

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Splurge. Florals were really important to us, but I still think we got an amazing deal by going with a semi-DIY option from a local florist.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Save. Little to no flowers real or fake will be at my wedding. I'm allergic to real ones so those are out altogether.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Save. We set a modest budget and hired a florist who could get what we wanted within that budget. Our flowers were still gorgeous but didn't cost an arm and a leg.

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  • Futuremrsmccormack
    Super February 2020
    Futuremrsmccormack ·
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    Splurge. I'm wanted a transformation. I did theater forever, lol
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  • Erin
    Rockstar June 2021
    Erin ·
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    Save, we’re not having any flowers
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    Splurged! Our venue came with a 2 dozen rose bouquet and I paid to upgrade to a customized sunflower and purple lizzy bouquet with matching MOH mini bouquet. Totally worth it

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Saveing by ordering them to be delivered to our house and then having my (thankfully gifted) grandmother assemble them. I want a LOT of flowers.
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Save. Not doing a ton of actual flowers, mostly greenery.
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  • Sara
    Expert June 2020
    Sara ·
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    Big SAVE. We are DIY'ing. We are using fresh herbs for center piece so no real flowers there. Probably a few flowers for decorating the arch and around the inside of the venue. Fiance will go to a store and pick out my bouquet either that morning or the day before. He picks out the best flowers for me.

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  • Tayla
    Dedicated March 2020
    Tayla ·
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    Saved!! For sure! We are making our own centerpieces bouquets and boutonnieres!
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  • H
    Super September 2019
    H ·
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    Save. I love flowers, but not enough to spend a ton. Fake flowers are fine by me, though a real bouquet is a must!
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  • Holly
    Dedicated March 2020
    Holly ·
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    Save. We are still having some flowers, but I wanted to include a lot of greenery in those arrangements instead of predominately flowers.

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Save. I only had $120 budget for flowers but still wanted fresh ones so I just shopped around.
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  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina ·
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    Saved, but totally wish I could splurge I love flowers, their softness and smell but they are insane with costs when you add wedding to quote, lol. We will have some real flowers but mostly the foam flowers and greens

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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
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    Save. Only getting bouquets for me & my girls. No bouts, no corsages, no flower decor.
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  • Jamie
    Devoted May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Saved! I ordered bouquets for myself and my 6 bridesmaids, corsage for my FMIL, and 8 bouts for about $350 through Somethingborrowedblooms.com. they're a company that rents gorgeous silk flowers. I just couldn't fathom spending thousands on flowers.
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Splurge! Our budget was around $7K for flowers. Our florist actually came in under budget at just over $6K so we saved a bit but it is still a large flower budget.

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  • Kristin
    Devoted August 2020
    Kristin ·
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    Save! Neither of us are huge flower people so we're going the cheapest route and doing minimal flowers and all artificial.
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  • Future Mrs. A 💍
    Devoted October 2020
    Future Mrs. A 💍 ·
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    Definitely saved. Im providing alot of pieces myself
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