So a growing wedding trend is brooch bouquets, and ever since I saw one I knew I HAD to have one....
A new flower shop opened up in my small town, so I stopped in to see what kind of centerpeices they could offer me for my tiny $300 budget for 15 centerpeices...I know, it's a tiny budget, BUT SHE AGREED TO DO IT AT COST!!
This is what we came up with
The cost for the flowers is $15 a centerpiece!!! I KNOW!! It includes A hydrangia, 2 dahlias, three green carnations, one stem(6 or so) light green button mums and some greenery.
This arrangment has a green rose but I am replacing it with a green carnation and we are going to put 2 more on the other side.
I love the Dahlias and the button mums!
I made the vase out of a cylindrical vase from Dollarama, a candle stick from Dollar Tree and some E6000 epoxy glue LOVE how it turned out total cost: Approx. $3.50
So total cost is...
$18.50 per centerpiece for REAL FLOWERS!!!
I already had the vases and candel sticks, I have made one so far...only 14 more to make, but it's easy I just need a few free hours on a Saturday.
Flowers come in under budget so I demanded she charge me the $300 so she could at least get paid a little, finding a deal is great but not at the expense of others
so total costs for me on my centerpeices is less than $375!!!( I need a few more vases for the girls and my bouquets)
I was so happy last week after the flower meeting, if I can figure out how to get my better images off my phone I'll post them.
The lesson here is that it NEVER hurts to ask!