Originally I was going to diy the corsages/boutonnieres and spent days on them. In the end they didn't look the way I wanted so I ended up buying some online. The ones I bought are ribbons shaped to look like roses, and they were $2 each for a total of $35. My deciding factor was the budget and the fact I had already poured so much labour into the failed earlier project.
We are doing fake everything. Flowers was one place where I definitely wanted to cut the cost as they can get so pricey. Corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces...we plan on making them all ourselves.
My mom made fake bouquets for her wedding and they were beautiful, you couldn't tell the difference. She did however choose to order real boutonnieres and corsages. They were not as expensive as the bouquets.
Alternatively, we had friends who picked up flower arrangements from Costco, took them home and reassembled them how they wanted for the ceremony and I know they saved a ton doing it that way
I wish my flowers would have been in season for the big day and the silk version aren't really nice, I found this idea on Pinterest and the lady who made captured my vision perfectly, plus I like to be different, they will for sure stand out on my big day.
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It is remarkable what you get charged for flowers. My venue takes care of some of the flower decor, the centerpieces with real flowers (included in package). But i ultimately decided on fake for everything else. Bought these pre made from someone on FB Marketplace, for the MOH bouquet and mine. just made the 3 boutonnieres
Agreed. It was fun to make the boutonnieres. Who knew I was capable lol. And it does save a lot of money