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Splurge or Save: Florals?

Joey, on August 21, 2017 at 08:56 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 89
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This week's game is all about budgeting. We want to know what wedding items you'll be splurging on, and where you'll be saving money.

So...

Will you splurge or save on florals?

Will you go all out with flowers? Will you go all out with flowers or keep them simple?

Will you keep them simple? Will you keep them simple?

Are you going for a non-floral option instead? Are you going for a non-floral option?

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89 Comments

Latest activity by Rachael, on October 11, 2020 at 01:05
  • R
    Beginner September 2021 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    Maybe a mix of real and silk flowers or your bouquet go with real and bridesmaids have silk/ carry something unique or nothing (I'm thinking of cutting their flowers to save costs).


    Up to you really. If you want real flowers perhaps opt for more fillers (less expensive plants/greenery ) to help keep cost lower.
    *I believe traditionally the reason behind carrying flowers was because bathing wasn't a common thing/ luxury expense. Bridal party carried flowers to hide the smell, soooo just make sure everyone baths and tou should be good.
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  • Kailey
    Frequent user July 2021 Ontario
    Kailey ·
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    Found clearance bouquets at micheals for my bridesmaids they were 60% off I have them ready for next year and will be malinfy own just like I did for my backyard ceremony this year. Splurge or Save: Florals? 1



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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    Save. My mom and I are going to diy centerpieces and bouquets with artificial flowers that I can sell to another budget bride afterwards.
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Splurge we really want real flowers everywhere, but we also saved because we are reusing our ceremony flowers at our reception

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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    Splurge. I really want real flowers.
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user April 2019 Saskatchewan
    Jenn ·
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    Save! Artificial flowers all around! Purchased at Michael's using coupons, and managing to keep my crap together and organized on Black Friday!
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  • Terresa
    Curious October 2019 British Columbia
    Terresa ·
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    I love flowers. They are 10% of our budget.

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Save. We are doing nice fake flower and just the bouquets and boutineers.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    SAAAAVE. Aside from bouquets & boutonnieres, there are no flowers at our wedding. I even made pine cone "bouquets" for the centrepieces. Flowers don't really grow in January... so I don't need a see of expensive cut ones at my wedding Smiley xd

    Centrepiece MockupSplurge or Save: Florals? 2


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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Save, I got custom made wooden bouquets

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Splurge! I wanted real flowers and real flowers will be had Smiley smile

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Save as rental did the job of vases and floral balls for its simplicity and natural look.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Save. Flowers are so expensive for such a short time and we valued some other things more.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Save. My sister-in-law offered to do them and she is just charging the cost of the flowers. She took a class and made bouquets for 1 other wedding so I am glad she offered!

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Save! I bought a bunch from multiple brides and am just going to add to my current bouquets and keep the flowers on the table simple.
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  • Nicole
    Curious September 2018 Prince Edward Island
    Nicole ·
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    Save! Want them simple.

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  • Mikela
    Frequent user August 2018 British Columbia
    Mikela ·
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    Save because my boss grows some Beautiful flowers ❤
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    SAVE! Gonna go to Micheal's or dollar store and make our own bouquets with the fake flowers Smiley smile

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  • Lindsay
    Newbie September 2017 Ontario
    Lindsay ·
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    We hand-made our boutonnieres, bridesmaids bouquets, and centerpieces with bulk flowers from Costco (primarily baby's breath and eucalyptus), and they turned out wonderfully. With a large wedding party of 9 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen, it was a great way to save. And out of all things to splurge on, I chose photography/videography over flowers. Just make sure you have help from family/friends– you don't want to be scrambling on your own 2 days before the wedding!

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  • Dani
    Frequent user February 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    Save, I'm having a broach bouquet and the rest of the wedding will have real flowers even though originally I had wanted paper or perler flowers. They are included in the package so we might as well get real flowers

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  • Hannah
    Frequent user March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Hannah ·
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    I will be having real floral arrangements but they will be simple and with readily available flowers in order to try and save money.
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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Save. I found that the centerpieces are where the cost of flowers is really going to add up so I am trying to come up with something else as a center piece besides a flower arrangement. But the bridal party and parents will have beautiful pieces made professionally.

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  • Katherine
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
    Katherine ·
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    Save. My fiancé's grandmother have a friend that owns/works in the flower shop and we can get discount for the bridal party and for centrepieces, either real or artificial flowers.

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  • Sabrina
    Frequent user October 2017 Quebec
    Sabrina ·
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    Save here too, we are only getting flowers for the bridal party. The centrepieces will be silk flowers to save money there.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Splurge but I am working with a tight budget because we want to buy a home. I am doing corsage, bouquet and boutinerre s no other flowers
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  • Daphne
    Super July 2017 British Columbia
    Daphne ·
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    Save. We did my bouquet and my hubby's boutonnière. No florals otherwise.
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  • Andrea
    Newbie July 2018 Alberta
    Andrea ·
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    Save! I'm designing my centrepieces with flowers from Costco. However... I am leaving it up to the professionals in regards to our bouquets!
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  • S
    Curious September 2018 Manitoba
    Santana ·
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    Save, we have a family friend who is a florist so she is giving us a deal Smiley smile

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  • J
    Curious September 2018 New Brunswick
    Jennifer ·
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    Definitely save,, we're not having much flowers at all.
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  • Lisa
    VIP May 2018 Ontario
    Lisa ·
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    Save!!!! !!!!!!
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  • M
    Beginner May 2018 New Brunswick
    Michelle ·
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    I'd save here
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  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    I spent a decent amount on the flowers for myself, the bridal party and boutonniere's for the groomsman and groom. However I saved by not having flowers at my reception besides our bouquets on the head table and then in our centerpieces, we had 3 fake flowers in each one and those were bought from the dollar store.

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