We recently found out the florist we'd been planning on using went out of business (which is very unfortunate since we were going to get a friend-of-a-friend discount). After speaking with different florists and researching bulk-ordering DIY arrangements, and looking at paper/fabric flowers in-store, I'm considering a flowerless wedding (due to budgeting) and also because our wedding is September 30th of this year (2019); which doesn't leave us a lot of time (or any-time) to order anything from online shops (ie: Etsy - they have some beautiful wood flower arrangements, but most shops need more time to curate the "look" we were going for).
Anyway, my question is: has anyone done a flowerless wedding or seen one done first-hand? How did the end-result turn out? What was used instead? Pictures and/or ideas?
As a side note; our wedding is fairly small (40 people) and we'd prefer to spend less on the decor/centrepieces aspect of the wedding (as we've set bigger budgets [and already spent money] for other things). I originally wanted a dark/moody autumn theme - but I'm finding that difficult to imagine without the floral arrangements I'd had in mind. So, still somewhat dark/moody...but with a more simple, classic/vintage, Downton Abby vibe?