When choosing your wedding bouquet, you are not limited to fresh flowers. If you hadn't thought about using silk flowers for your wedding celebration bouquet, you may want to offer them a 2nd idea.
As I’ve mentioned on here before Josh and I are planning this wedding on a seriously small budget. We’re both still in school and while we will be graduated by the time we get married neither one of us will have started our careers and we do not want to start out our lives together by going into debt for a wedding. That said, we still want a beautiful, fantastic day. I don’t think that a wedding has to cost a lot of money to look amazing. If you’re willing to take on some of the tasks yourself you can really save money. After getting quotes for flowers from local florists and realizing that my dream peony bouquet was not only not feasible but not possible in July, Josh and I decided to make our own flowers and use silk ones so that we wouldn’t have to worry about them being fragile or potentially dying before the ceremony.
I don’t know if you can see the clearance sticker on the ribbon but we got all of our materials at JoAnn Fabrics and got crazy good deals. This past week was their coupon extravaganza where everything in the store that was full price was 50% off and then Josh and I got an extra 20% off everything for being students. Silk flowers can be just as expensive as real flowers so always make sure to hold out for sales and coupons!

Bridesmaid wedding celebration bouquets could be set in waiting vases as well as used as decoration for the bridal table.

I’m sure lots of you didn’t know that “seasonality” is a proper word, but it’s a common phrase in the flower industry. We use it to describe flower varieties that have very seasonal growing patterns, which you definitely need to think about when choosing certain flowers. For instance, peonies have a very sporadic growing season, which is why they are insanely expensive at certain times of the year and not available in hot summer months. On the other hand, hydrangea are grown in green houses all year-round which makes them less costly because they are more readily available. Basically, when seasonal flowers are in season they are the best quality and most affordable!

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