DIY doesn’t save the world, and it isn’t always cheaper. But when it comes to wedding flowers I personally feel that the latter of the two should be true. When you hire a florist you are not only price quoted for the flowers, but also the labor put into making your floral arrangements. So, if you can take the labor out of the cost by making your own bouquet, you’ll be spending a lot less money.
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!
Figure out what your budget is, what kind of flowers you want, and how many flowers you’ll need; then do some research. If your local grocery store is stocked with awesome quality blooms for a great price, then go that route. And if an online wholesaler is your best bet, click away! Just figure out what’s best for you and what you feel most comfortable with.