Our bridesmaids will be carrying champagne hydrangeas. For my bouquet and six bridesmaid bouquets to be done using real flowers through a florist we would be looking at over $300 for teeny tiny bouquets. The cost of us making our own (including a toss bouquet and cake table decorations) was $70. I’ve learned that there are so many hidden costs when planning a wedding that trying to come in under budget will usually end up putting you pretty close to your budget. Despite keeping costs down as much as possible Josh and I are still over our initial wedding budget. Hopefully we can find some more creative ways to save money to help keep our numbers down.
Also known as the leatherleaf fern, this plant grows year-round and can last anywhere from seven to 21 days. The leather fern is thick and extends out on the sides in a unique formation. The way the stem branches out creates a triangular shape and is great for adding body to floral decor. It can stand alone in a vase as a centerpiece or add a tropical flair to a floral arrangement.
Brides looking for vertical drama in every shade except blue should consider the gladiolus. A single flower spike can sport more than two dozen blooms, often with fancy ruffled edges. Gladiolus flowers are very thirsty, taking up large amounts of water in the vase; however, make sure the water hasn’t been treated with fluoride, as this can cause the flowers and foliage to discolor.
The awkward-sounding name of this bloom derives from Greek and means “love flower.” Most often available in shades of blue or sometimes white, these delicate flower clusters add volume without density to table centerpieces. Agapanthus is gorgeous on its own when tightly clustered into a bouquet but also adds a pop of color when combined with a neutral bloom such as baby's breath.
10. Fasten securely with push pins. We used pearl topped pins because we thought they looked really pretty. You need to be really careful at this step to make sure no pins come out the other side, that could make for a very messy wedding. Because of the wire underneath this step takes a little time to make sure you get the pins in correctly. I’ve found it to work best when I push them in slightly and then up or down. We used three pins on each bouquet to secure them really tightly.
The feverfew is a medicinal plant used to prevent headaches. When it is not treating migraines, it makes the perfect filler flower for just about any sort of flower arrangement. It has long, flimsy stems that blossom into tiny bunches flowers resembling daisies. The feverfew is a modest flower with tiny white petals that pair nicely with bright colors or pastels.
I ordered my silk bridal bouquet from you for my August Wedding. I just wanted to say that it was better than I ever imagined. Not only do my wedding flowers look terrific in photos, but even my guests could not tell they were artificial flowers. I had people come up and touch my silk bridal bouquet just to check. It was absolutely stunning! Thank you for a great wedding bouquet that will last a lifetime!
I think we can ALL agree that the wedding bouquets pictured on this page are gorgeous. Well, guess what! They were all DIY’ed by brides (along with their friends!), using wholesale flowers from FiftyFlowers! Yeah, our jaws almost dropped to the floor, too. If I knew I could have DIY’ed my own wedding bouquet to look like one of these, I would have definitely enlisted the help of my mom and bridesmaids and had a fun bouquet-making party for my own wedding. But what do you need to know to DIY your own wedding bouquet and have them turn out exactly the way you want? We connected with the pros at FiftyFlowers to find out just that. Read their advice for making your own wedding bouquet below.
Summertime's sunshine brings about some of the prettiest flowers around. So, it should come as no surprise that some of our favorite wedding bouquets were carried by summer brides. This season is also associated with bright, happy colors—another big win in the bridal clutch category. To see what we mean, check out the following slides, which showcase an array of amazing summer wedding bouquet ideas.
We live in a world of many, many options; and no one said that you had to go one place and one place only to get your flowers. With other aspects of your wedding, yes, you may have to be loyal to one particular supplier or vendor. But with your flowers, do what works for you and your budget. If you want to get your roses from Costco, but your greenery from the flower market, then go for it! There is no flower-buying etiquette to be followed here. Trust me: the flowers will understand.