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Who's doing your flowers?

Just curious..Im pondering silk flowers..Im not sure yet...I was advised that maybe one of the technical school programs could do my arrangements for little cost..Anyone taking this route?
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Re: Who's doing your flowers?

  • edited December 2011
    I'm having my mom do silk flower arrangements. It's cheap and she wants to do it. Plus the flowers are a small concern of mine when I look at the Wedding as a whole. A school doing the flowers is a great idea if you can find a good deal!
  • edited December 2011
    Mine were all DIY in silks. PIB under DIY.
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  • MrsHarris2010MrsHarris2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    @mrm; U DID A GREAT JOB ON ALL you DIY projects u should go into business!~
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  • edited December 2011
    Aww thanks MrsH! As much as I loved doing the projects I was the only bridezilla I want to deal with! LOL
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  • edited December 2011
    if your doing silks make sure you have someone doing them who has experience. im doing fresh so no help there lol. gl
  • edited December 2011
    I went with Sandra Porterfield out of Holtwood, PA and she made my fresh flower arrangements. I was in a wedding that did silk flowers and IMO, they looked a little tacky. That being said, they were extremely cheap and not put together very well. I think it came to $4.00 per bouquet? I KNOW there is a better way to do silk. I personaly, am I flower snob and could only have fresh flowers (I LOVE flowers and especially the fresh smell!).
  • MrsHarris2010MrsHarris2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    I can fresh flowers but can't seem to bring myself to fit 1000.00 into my budget for them. and it's funny because I was on etsy looking at the silk flowers..honey she wanted 700.00 to mkae arrangements and I was like I can get real flowers for all that bs!
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  • edited December 2011
    I'm doing silk flower centerpieces, because my theme is cherry blossoms, and you can't really get them fresh.Bouquets and bout. are all going to be fresh though.  I think they'll look a lot better in the pictures.
  • edited December 2011
    Mrs. Harris, I would shop around for flowers if you want fresh. I did 1 large centerpiece, 5 bridesmaids bouquests, my bouquet, 11 bouts and it was less than $500.00. Maybe you could use silk flowers for centerpieces on tables?
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    edited December 2011
    @Khart: my centerpeices won't have any flowers in them at all. Im using apples and floating candles like this:<a href="http://s385.photobucket.com/albums/oo294/mawotwi/?action=view&current=centerpiece.jpg&quot; target="_blank"><img src="http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo294/mawotwi/centerpiece.jpg&quot; border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>So I would need 8 brides maids boquets/5 coarsages/20 boutsIts just too much to think about!!
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  • edited December 2011
    Super cute. LOVE IT! Well BM's should be around $45 and Coars. around $10 and bouts. around $8, so I wouldn't think that you would go over 600 if you picked the "right" flowers. $45 x 8 =$360 $10 x 5 = $50 $8 x 20 =$160 Total: $570.00 You could also skip the bouts and corsages or just do osmething simply like a leaf? No one really pays attention to those. I wish we would have skipped them!
  • edited December 2011
    Not sure where you're located, but like Khart said, shop around! I am using a lady near Ephrata & I'm getting my bouquet, 3 BM, 5 corsages, & 8 bouts for around $200. It can be done!
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    edited December 2011
    I guess I just love real flowers and I just had to go with real ones.  It is a week later and I can still smell my bouquet!  I had Usztics out of Dauphin PA do my flowers and they were probably my favorite thing!  (See my bouquet in my siggy pic)But it is up to you, for some people, flowers just aren't that important, but for me they were.
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