Thursday, October 14, 2010
#108: Bouquet On A Budget: From Supermarket to Super Gorgeous
Flowers are not important to me. Or at least not important enough to spend hundreds of dollars on them for my wedding.
That's precisely why I skipped the florist and purchased $45 worth of flowers from my local supermarket a few days before the wedding. Cheap. Easy. Done.
The funny thing is that on my wedding day the supermarket flowers that I carried down the aisle and those that adorned the tables at the reception brought me so much joy! I was completely charmed by their stunning simplicity. Silly me had forgotten that aesthetics really do affect your mood, especially when we're talking about the beauty of nature.
Part of why I was delighted by my supermarket flowers was the fact that people I loved had been working on my bouquet and centerpieces the morning of the wedding, so when their pretty little creations were unveiled, they were not only lovely but literally made from love.
I asked my mom to use some left over burlap from the table runners as well as some left over lace trim from my veil to make a bouquet that looked like it was just a bunch of wild flowers freshly picked from a grassy field - understated, natural, and just adorable!
I asked my friends to throw a couple flower buds into shot glasses, and distribute them in a single row over some burlap. Cute and simple!
And just like that, my humble little flowers went from supermarket to super gorgeous. It just goes to show that you can achieve pretty for just pennies!
How did YOU save money on flowers?