DIY wedding flowers can save you money - but you need to do some serious research how to buy wedding flowers online and buy the professional supplies that make flowers last longer. Some online flower farms require that you purchase in such large quantities that you really aren't saving much money even if you are providing the labor. It's better if you can purchase the flowers and greenery you need by the single grower's bunch. This way you have a lot more control over how much you buy.
Check out my free Wedding Flower Calculator. This helps you create flower recipes for all the designs you intend to make and helps you know exactly what to order without overbuying.
Boutonnieres and corsages are a high priced part of wedding work. Florists charge higher amounts per piece because of the intense time spent constructing the corsages rather than the actual cost of the materials. A single rose boutonniere can cost up to $15 apiece or more when ordering through a well known wire service such as 1-800-FLOWERS, FTD or Teleflora. It's scary to see them even peak over $20 for a single boutonniere!
At those kind of prices, it's worth checking out my free step by step tutorials on how to make your own (yet professional looking) boutonnieres and corsages.
You can choose how much to do - I have more tutorials from everything to bridal bouquets to church florals. It's best not to tackle more than you can handle. Giving you extra stress before your wedding day is not my goal.
This cushion mum boutonniere is a great example of a fast and simple boutonniere that can command a high price from a professional shop - yet have very little time and materials invested!
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