I love simple flower arrangements so my bouquet, pictured below, was just roses.
To do this inexpensively, I got my roses from our local grocery store- Safeway at a price of $12.99 for a dozen roses. Luckily, I had a friend offer to arrange my flowers for me because she works in a flower shop. This was another way that I cut costs on my wedding day. The red roses were just beautiful!
A kind blog follower, Kathleen, left a comment about getting inexpensive flowers from Sams club. Here is what she had to say:
"Get your flowers at Sams! They have an online fresh flower service and they will ship directly to your home via Fed EX. My florist wanted to charge me $4 per stem for roses, and I ended up ordering from Sam's and they were 75 cents per stem. They have beautiful roses, and the other basic flowers, and they come in pretty basic colors, but they are so inexpensive it's crazy. If you don't mind putting together your own bouquets and centerpieces, they are a great way to go. We spent $300 and literally had flowers EVERYWHERE on our wedding day. It looked like we had spent $3000. That's my biggest money saving wedding tip!"
Thank you Kathleen for that great tip!
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