We are having a March wedding, and, as I live in Michigan, flowers get pretty pricey quickly. My mom found this idea for using old books to make flowers and coloring them with a watercolor wash. I'd leave some white, and then our colors are silver, almost-navy blue, and orange, so we'd do a few in blue and orange with maybe silver ribbon or something to tie them all together. (we've got plenty of old books, so that's not an issue).http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/fabric-paper-projects/stylish-projects-from-vintage-books/
I really like the idea, but am also thinking about fake/silk/whatever the PC term is flowers. They've gotten so much more realistic since I was a kid! I'm wondering if I should just go with that.