Comments on: DIY Wedding Flowers …? http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Laura W http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138662 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:38:17 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138662 Flowers were one of our easiest decisions (check out my post: http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/vendor-shout-silk-flowers/). I definitely think flowers are DIYable, and there are some good resources out there for those that go this route. I saw a lot of hype over a book called The Flower Recipe Book. Wishing you all luck in your DIY endeavors!

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By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138659 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:13:17 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138659 I agree. Did you notice that some of the pins were about the care of flowers? For instance, there was a lovely bouquet in the refrigerator next to a tomato. And the illustration was showing that the gases from the tomato would kill the flowers by morning. I had no idea…I’ve always seen people refrigerate flowers for freshness with no idea that they could be affected by the contents of the average refrigerator.

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By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138658 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:01:58 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138658 It seems like you may have misunderstood a few things. Actually, the package does cover bouquets. The florist’s main focus will be bouquets. The heavy photographic emphasis on bouquets is the precise reason I chose this route. Bouquets and personal flowers are the same thing. And no, my total costs won’t be $1000. If you’re able to do your whole wedding for $400, I don’t see why you think it’s inconceivable for me to buy a package for $599 from a florist that focuses mainly on bouquets and other portions of the ceremony. Keep in mind that florists get their flowers cheaper than any average consumer can buy. The price of this package is basically a discount on the labor costs, a promotional tool to get people in the door. Customers always have the option of buying more; and if they choose to, the florist will make more as well.

I typically make it a point to mention that every wedding is different, and I am not forcing my experience on you as the only way things can be done. I simply do not have the time or the logistical support to put together the flowers I want for my wedding, which is common for brides who work 40-60 hours a week and/or plan long distance weddings. The average cost for wedding flowers is about $2000. And I think achieving the look of having spent $2000 for less than half the cost is budget-savvy. Also, I’m not sure if you considered that the size of bridal parties has more to do with the cost of flowers than the number of guests.

You don’t always get what you pay for. Sometimes you get more, sometime you get less. It all depends on the players involved. So, don’t be so quick to judge because you think you saved more money. It’s equally as distasteful when people think spending more money makes them better. I wish you well on your project.

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By: Molly O http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138643 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:24:52 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138643 I’m with Anne – I don’t think all those Pinterest posts are that bad! (Some are no my taste for sure, but…) Sounds like a mad florist who doesn’t like us not paying tons extra to her. :)

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By: Kelly Rice http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138642 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:07:13 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138642 I just reread and saw $599 package. Still, not including the most important flowers (bouquets! – let’s face it the only ones we’ll all have in our pics) you’re still up at almost $1000. And I’m not sure I buy that I’m getting $1250 in flowers for $599… I would totally be worried that you get what you pay for. You can get smaller cheaper roses and still call them roses, you know? Just sounds a little fishy to me! :)

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By: Kelly Rice http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138639 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:26:10 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138639 Wow – is $1250 just for your event flowers really budget savvy bride-like? I’m doing my DIY partly because I have a more informal/vintage vibe going on and I found a lot of great options. I’m def no florist but I did some trial runs with some videos and I love what we came up with. But – and this is my big one – I’m doing my whole wedding (140 guests) for under $400 for flowers. After you buy your DIY flowers, you’ll be at almost $1500. I dunno – I have some other things I’d rather spend that kind of $ on (or not! :) But good luck to you anyway – hope you have a great day! Peace!

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By: Jessica Bishop http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138636 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:59:30 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138636 Crossing my fingers for you! :)

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By: Jessica Bishop http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138635 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:58:49 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138635 Sounds like a fun alternative – share some photos with us, we’d love to see how they turn out!!

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By: Jessica Bishop http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138634 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:57:52 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138634 This sounds lovely!! I’m sure you will do a fantastic job– be sure to share photos with us after your wedding!! :)

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By: Anne http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-wedding-flowers/#comment-138576 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:14:24 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31598#comment-138576 Some of those arrangements on the Pinterest board aren’t so terrible. (Yes, some are, but some are really OK.)

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