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I'm on a tight budget for flowers. I'm not sure if I want flowers, but I think they're traditional for weddings?
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

asked Jul 19, 2013 in Wedding Planner by sandrad

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Try more greenery instead. I've seen bridesmaids who carry a unique clutch instead of a bouquet, which can save money too. And, you could go for candles or other options for your centerpiece.

answered Jul 19, 2013 by megan12
Can you show me the idea you have? Where can I get this greenery? -Sandra
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Have you seen where the bride carried just one large flower? That could save you money and still have an essence of a traditional wedding.

answered Jul 19, 2013 by Tina
A large flower? What do you mean Tina? I've never seen that and I'm curious to know -Sandra
Sandra, how about a sunflower. Florists sell them. At my wedding, I carried just one bright yellow calla lily surrounded by a few stalks of large-leafed greenery. It was beautiful. You might try traditional white/yellow daisies, too. They're less expensive than most flowers.
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For my wedding I visited the local wholesale greenhouse and bought plants for the tables. I received a good discount for purchasing in bulk. After the wedding, guests were asked to take the plants home. Many put them in their yards. Each year when the plants bloom, family and friends remember our wedding.

answered Aug 21, 2013 by Harpist Miriam Shilling(expert)
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To relieve the pressure I feel from your question....nothing is necessary except you and your partner saying I do and enjoying each other on that special day. That's the "cake" or base of everything else which is the frosting. How sweet you make the frosting is up to you but no frosting is "necessary" to eat the cake. You hold a bouquet and if you can afford it, an extra smaller one to throw away but no other flowers are necessary, especially if your venue is unique and good looking in the first place. I agree with Mrs. Shilling above that many of my past clients bought small plants as centerpieces and gave them away as wedding favors. They problem is that many are left on tables at the end that nobody took. Creative problem solving might help in getting those taken away and possible announcements from your DJ can help in getting your needs met.

answered Aug 22, 2013 by DJ Dave(expert)
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My favorite cheap flower idea for the tables is to buy flowers and snip off the bloom and scatter 5-10 in the center of the table. It adds color and guests can actually see the folks sitting across the table from them!

answered Sep 10, 2013 by anonymous