Big Wedding, Small Budget

Single Flower Bouquets

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

Flower Bouquets

As I’ve said before, I’m not planning on doing flowers. They’re not really my thing, so I’m loathe to fit them into my budget. The truth is, though, flowers are pretty. And of course, you can’t spend as much as I have perusing wedding stuff on the web without coming across some really beautiful bouquets. So, for your viewing pleasure‚Ķ

Top left, top center, top right

Bottom left, bottom center, bottom right