Big Wedding, Small Budget

Single Flower Bouquets

on December 3, 2012

Well folks, things have changed. I know that I’ve been saying that I am not planning on having flowers at the wedding. I’ve explored some alternatives to traditional flower bouquets, but none of them feels quite right. Handmade bouquet alternatives are a little too crafty for me, and although pinwheels are cute, there is just something about way it looks to hold such a skinny base that I find unappealing in pictures. The truth is, I really like the pictures of the bride and bridesmaids when they’re holding flowers, especially the more modern pictures where the bouquets are being held more casually (see here and here for examples).

So, I am officially leaning toward having the bridal party carry flowers. Since that means quite a few bouquets, and of course, we’re trying to keep costs low, using a florist is not really an option. Luckily, there are a ton of DIY bouquet instructions on the internet and many options for purchasing bulk flowers online quite affordably.

Since I am not artistic or crafty in any way, I think the simplest plan would be to make single flower bouquets. That way, rather than mixing colors and textures, we basically just have to bunch flowers together and tie them up. Pretty easy, right? Here’s some inspiration (sources below):

top to bottom, left to right: tulip, sunflower, rose, ranunculus, hydrangea, peony, baby’s breath, gerbera daisy

2 responses to “Single Flower Bouquets

  1. Depending on where you live, I definitely recommend looking into local flower farms. I found that they had a completely different level of variety, with many beautiful options that online sites didn’t even offer. Plus, they were much cheaper than buying in bulk online. Feel free to email me if you want details!


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