I love flowers. I love learning about the different varieties and being able to point them out in bouquets and arrangements. One time I taught Mr. T about ranunculus, one of my favorite wedding flowers, and he has continued to call them “radonkulus” ever since. Considering his expertise and interest in this area is decidedly low, he has wholeheartedly deferred all planning of wedding-day flowers to me. Unfortunately, fresh flowers don’t enter our apartment very often because Scout tries to eat them, but I knew they would be featured heavily at our wedding. One thing I do not like about flowers, or at least flowers of the professionally arranged variety, is the price tag. So I went in search of an alternative solution.
Many brides looking to save a little money on florals opt to go the online ordering route. Websites like Fifty Flowers, Sam’s Club, or Costco can provide large quantities of cut flowers at wholesale prices and are favorites of DIY brides. Mrs. Balloons constructed the beautiful bouquet above using pink peonies and white garden roses from Fifty Flowers. This option didn’t work for us because the style I was looking for is a wild arrangement with lots of variety, and online retailers often require you to buy larger quantities of each type of flower.
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