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Janae
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How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

Janae, on January 11, 2021 at 4:29 PM Posted in Style and Décor 1 35
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I am nearing the end of my budget for the wedding and I still need flowers. I put this off because flowers are not my top priority. How do I save money in this area? Any recommended vendors in the Chicago area? Or ways to make up for the lack of flowers in the wedding?

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Latest activity by Maureen, on March 9, 2021 at 8:18 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Visit your local grocery store. for instance costco and sam's club have flower packages that are way more inexpensive.

    or try artificial flowers? craft stores like hobby lobby, michael's, etc. are always having sales on fake flowers.

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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
    Janae ·
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    Thanks!! I will try both!!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    Go to local grocery store/Costco or buy them on fiftyflowers.com which is the cheapest option.


    Artificial flowers are not cheaper.
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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
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    Thank you so much for the tip! Have you used fiftyflowers.com?
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  • A
    Super September 2020
    Alli ·
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    We were quoted $2,500 for the above just for a couple of tables... so went to Michaels and spent $750.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    Yes I've ordered from them for past events and they have great quality and customer service. Also several positive reviews in the search feature of the forums.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Do you want real flowers? For me, I didn't want fake flowers at all. I love flowers so it was important to me that my flowers be real. The best way to save money on real flowers is to make sure you pick flowers that are in season. You could also do centerpieces with petals rather than full flowers or one's that don't include flowers at all then you'd just need flowers for the bridal party and ceremony decor. For our wedding, I had small bouquets which consisted of one or two roses and baby's breath. Baby's breath is rather inexpensive. My bouquet did have more roses. I liked the simplicity of the bouquets I picked plus they weren't outrageously expensive. Also, using a lot of greenery would cut on costs. I've included some inspiration photos below. Not sure what your colors are, but you could adjust the centerpieces to incorporate your colors. My mom bought vases/candle holders very similar to the ones in the last picture from the dollar store so if you got greenery from a florist you could very easily pull off something similar to that photo for rather inexpensively.

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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
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    I LOVE the greenery idea!! Thank you for the photos!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I agree with Melle, use a local grocery store.
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  • Sharonda
    Rockstar January 2021
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    Michael's wisteria . . . I would recognize those anywhere. I have them sprinkled throughout my wedding decor as well. Beautiful centerpieces!

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  • Chanda
    Just Said Yes March 2021
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    I am using fifty flowers, they are bulk and it depends on how much you wanna spend.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Glad I could help!

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  • MLS
    Dedicated September 2021
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    I went with fake flowers, real flowers are beautiful however I couldn't justify spending 2 or 3 times more on things that would die. So I am actually working on my flower arrangements right now. I have spent probably $400 at Jo-Anns on flowers at this point.

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    They weren’t a priority AT ALL to me either, in fact my mom and I went to florists 2 weeks before my wedding 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 they all gave me SUCH judgy looks when I said I was getting married in 2 weeks and had no flowers lol. We ended up wrapping our own bridesmaid bouquets with flowers from the grocery store (cost $30 total for 4 of them) and we got my bouquet from a florist for $70. In hindsight it would’ve been fine to DIY mine as well but we weren’t sure how they were going to turn out so my mom insisted on buying mine professionally just to make sure I at least had one lol. They all turned out great though! And the bouquets were the only flowers we had at the wedding. It wasn’t missed. How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers 9

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  • Katie
    VIP August 2020
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    We used old bath and body candles and cleaned them out. Placed water and floating white candles throughout the space. Family members gave me their old ones too, which I cleaned out and used! Minimizes the rental fee for candle votives ❤️
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  • A
    Super September 2020
    Alli ·
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    Smiley smile I am sure it is so lovely!!
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    Fifty f lowers.com is a good resource also you can make your own

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  • Kayla
    Beginner May 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Check for sales. I just bought a bunch of artificial from Joanns because they had a huge sale going on. About 10 bucks a centerpiece with the arrangements I did.
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  • Laurie
    Dedicated August 2020
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    Sam's Club delivered beautiful flowers right to my door! Very reasonably priced too.How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers 10

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    When you meet with florists, tell them what your budget is and what you want. Tell them that is all you’re will to spend. That is what we did and were able to get exactly what we wanted.
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