Monday, November 17, 2008

Flowers, alternatives?

Wedding flowers totally kill me. I have the hardest time understanding why they are so expensive. I mean nearly $200 for a bridal bouquet? It is definitely an aspect that's price is inflated because of the societal insistence and emphasis on them. I've looked into alternatives a little bit. But alternatives either don't speak to me very much, or are just as expensive. Ribbon,Crochet,Glass,Buttons.

So I was pretty excited when I came across this idea over on Cup Of Joe. Buying supermarket bouquets, but then taking them apart and putting them back together in a more aesthetic and careful manner. I love it. Now I might opt for farmers market, rather then supermarket, but either way, I should be able to do all the flowers for less then $100!

I should have know the original article is from Real Simple, pretty much my new favorite magazine.


  1. Just came across your site! I am planning on making my own bouquet, too, and the centerpeices for our reception dinner. If you can get flowers from the local farmer's market, even better.

    One thing I am doing, however, is looking at lots of the bouquets on the various wedding websites to get ideas on types of flowers I like, etc.

  2. Great ideas! I am also collecting pictures of bouquets I like and familiarizing myself with different flowers.