It’s true. Mr. Whale and I have decided to have a flowerless wedding. In some sense, this makes things a lot easier. Flowers are pretty dang expensive. When I told one of my married bridesmaids that we probably weren’t having flowers, she wholeheartedly supported the decision, saying, “I totally understand. When our florist gave us a quote, I said, ”˜They cost how much? And they DIE?!?!’”
It’s incredible really. I think flowers are amazingly beautiful, but I wanted a band instead of a DJ, and giving up flowers is what made room for that decision.
So, going flowerless saves money (potentially). But, it also opens the door to so many other options. I decided that I should first work on my bouquet. And WOW, there are SO MANY bouquet options.
Button Bouquet! (Image from Glamour)
And of course I can’t leave out this beauty (which I fell in love with before I knew that it belonged to Mrs. FroYo):
Photo from Mrs. Frozen Yogurt on Weddingbee / Photo by Modern Life Studios
I would reeeeeeally love to do a candy bouquet. But I’m afraid it’ll just end up being a sticky disaster. Plus”¦it seems really hard. For any of these non-flower bouquets, there’s always the option of ordering it on Etsy or having it made. But the point was to save money. So I’m trying to find one that I can DIY.
For the purposes of saving money, I think the brooch bouquet is out. My family doesn’t have any brooches just lying around. And they’re a little expensive unless you’re completely dedicated to searching consignment stores for cheap ones.
I think what I’d like to do is make a bouquet with both buttons and fabric flowers. I’ve made a few trips to Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics (my go-to wedding supply stores), and buttons are very easy to find and not too expensive. I think I’ll head out to get some supplies so that I can have something to show the hive within the next few days!
Did I miss anything? Anything I should know before I set out to make my own bouquet?
- College Park, MD
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville, GA