So, you’re getting married – feeling overwhelmed yet? A lot of planning goes into pulling off the big day, along with a good chunk of your savings, so figuring out where you’re going to “save or splurge” in your wedding budget is essential. If you’re trying to keep your wedding costs under control, DIY wedding flowers are a great place to start. Our flower experts are going to show you some creative ways to keep your flower budget down so you can have the wedding of your dreams – and still have some money left over for the honeymoon! The stunning bouquet we’re featuring on this week’s Save or Splurge from Martha Stewart Weddings is chock-full of lush peonies, garden roses, and eucalyptus.
Wedding Flower Splurge
If you’re headed to a floral designer to create this beautiful bouquet, you can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $500, depending on where you live.
Wedding Flower Save
Purchase the wholesale flowers and create the bouquet yourself for under $200!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White and Pink Peony Flowers
- Pink and Peach Garden Roses
- Silver Dollar and Seeded Eucalyptus
- Green Hydrangea and White Roses
Wedding Flower Save Even More!
With some clever substitutions, you can create a very similar bouquet less than $100!
FLOWER PRO TIP: To re-create the lush, ruffled texture of a peony when peonies are out of season (or out of your price range!), combine 3 carnation flowers with floral tape!
Here is what you’ll need:
- White and Pink Carnations
- Pink and Peach Standard Roses
- Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Light Green Fancy Carnations
- White Roses
Have a bouquet that you love, but you’re not sure how to bring it to life? Tell us below, or contact our fabulous customer service team! We’ll help you create something that’s perfect for you and your budget!