One option to save money on the bouquets is to put them together yourself. Here’s just one example. Of course, you can modify this to fit your specific wedding colors.
Plan to spend several hours in your local hobby store.
You may consider a long very leafy stem of sage with cream flowers (or whatever your wedding colors are). You may want to include different size twigs and large ostrich feathers along with incorporating something shinny for a little extra touch of elegance.
Before getting into the how to, if you decide to go this on your own, make sure you have a good chunk of time. Also, make sure you buy enough (maybe even a few extra for mistakes). For example, five bouquets, including four bridesmaids and the bride and the same amount for boutonnieres. Most importantly try to enjoy each others company and keep the assembling stress-free. Maybe take the time to listen to a bit of the play-list you assembled; music is always an energy booster!
When assembling your own bouquets you will need to have a few other things on hand besides your blooms. Additional tools may include:
- Wire cutters
- Trash bags
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Band aids (some stems and twigs prove sharp!)
- Florist tape
For this example, purchase about six stems of each color, three in both crème and white. Also purchase one bag of the large twigs and two bags of the small twigs. Also get stems with ostrich feathers on them. You’ll need two rolls of florist tape, two spools of wide ribbon (sage for this bouquet), and a few bunches of rhinestones.