Since our venue is over budget (but totally worth it), we have been trying to come up with ways to cut costs in other areas. There are a couple of DIY projects that I am working on that will hopefully save some money but not my sanity. Another way we are trying to save is by coming up with cost saving solutions with our vendors.
One of our last vendors we booked was the florist. I have been researching my little blogger butt off and I think our estimated budget is going to be too low. Uh oh, not good. I am have been looking at ways to save money on flowers and I think a big money suck comes from the bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnieres. My first big idea was to have just one flower for the bouquets.
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I don't think even single flower bouquets could save our flower budget. My next plan either makes me a wedding genius or a wedding failure.....Baby's Breathe! I believe it is inexpensive and it actually looks really nice.
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It depends on the caliber of the florist but I think they could look really great or really tacky. I need some more opinions though. Do the bouquets look like little clouds of heaven or cheap filler flower from the 90's?! Help!
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