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    • Bridezilla
      CommentAuthorBridezilla
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2011
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    I am considering making my own bouquets having seen some pictures of home made ones here that turned out so well. I only want to do it though if it will save a significant amount of money.

    I have not started looking at flowers yet, so have no idea what a real-flower bouquet costs (on average), or a ready-made silk flower one. Also, I don't know how much the materials would cost to make my own (silk-flower), so I am looking for some advice.

    Can anybody give me a rough idea please? Thanks in advance.
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    • LittleMissBossy
      CommentAuthorLittleMissBossy
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    Look for the thread DIY Bouquet I have started a few days ago - you'll find it via the search bar. Even though the thread was started regarding non-floral bouquets you'll still find tips on floristry and where to get the stuff.

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    • Mrs Stocks 2B
      CommentAuthorMrs Stocks 2B
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    I'm getting mind from the florist but its £70 which i think is ok considering all the detail that will be going into it : lightly airbrushing sone of the flowers with silver to give it a touch of sparkle, caging over the top with grass like stuff lol, and wrapping it all in purply/black leaves instead of ribon (looks alot better than my description)




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    • x Disney Princess x
      CommentAuthorx Disney Princess x
      Posted: Nov 10th 2011
     
    I got my silk bouquet on eBay for £18 brand new x
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    • Bridezilla
      CommentAuthorBridezilla
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    Ok, thanks ladies. I will look up the thread that LittleMissBossy started. There is quite a big price range it seems, so it's worth shopping around a bit before deciding whether to go down the DIY route.
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    • krazykitty
      CommentAuthorkrazykitty
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    i always thought that a silk bouquet was cheaper than real flowers but i got quoted the same amount if not more for it!! was £100!!!! safe to say im not going there!!

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    • Tsukijin
      CommentAuthorTsukijin
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    Mine is silk it was £70

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    • Sian''OCD''Holkham
      CommentAuthorSian''OCD''Holkham
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    ive had one quote so far from a florist for real flowers £75 for my bouquet its for an over the arm bouquet avalanche roses, hydrangeas and i think she said ploxys or something lol got another appointment saturday so we'll see if the price is any different lol x

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    • Sian''OCD''Holkham
      CommentAuthorSian''OCD''Holkham
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    phloxys sorry x

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    • lisa123
      CommentAuthorlisa123
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    mine has cost £80, its roses with foliage.

    i went to a wedding fair and a bloke doing the silk flowers said sometimes they will cost more than real because of the time going into them, takes longer than fresh :)
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    • LittleMissBossy
      CommentAuthorLittleMissBossy
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    I can see how easily 100s and 100s of pounds are spent on all the flowers. It's crazy. But then I don't like flowers very much so I can't see the point but I understand that many people want flowers on their wedding day.

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    • jo Santa
      CommentAuthorjo Santa
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    I've been working out how much it would cost me to make my bouquet, a smaller bm one, two corsages for the mothers and around 35 button holes - it came to around £60 - this was for artificial as I won't have time to make them all the night before. This was roses, with the bouquets being hydrangea, roses, stephanotis and greenery

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    • HeLz
      CommentAuthorHeLz
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    Hello, I'm a florist. 'Shower' bouquets, which is the longer ones start from £75 in my shop and handtieds for the bride start from £45. Silk do tend to be the same price because quality silk flowers are expensive to buy these days. A lot of people do try and do their own wedding flowers these days but they don't tend to work out a lot cheaper because shops put up the prices when they hear it's for a wedding (same with everywhere). However every florist is different so shop around, good luck!
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    • Bridezilla
      CommentAuthorBridezilla
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    Thanks everybody for your feedback! Very useful information :)
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    • MrsSaraParry!
      CommentAuthorMrsSaraParry!
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    i'm getting mine from my local florist, its a hand tied gerbera bouquet and its cosing me £35 :o) xx
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    • Gazza 122
      CommentAuthorGazza 122
      Posted: Nov 10th 2011
     
    I am having a handtied bouquet costing £80, but worth every penny xxxxxx




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    • MrsCaitiClarke
      CommentAuthorMrsCaitiClarke
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    Bridezilla mine is silk and cotst £25...and I absolutely love it. Bring a huge smile to my face every time I see it! I adore fresh flowers but just felt that the price I'd have to pay was insane as none of the ones I wanted were in season either!

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    • CommentAuthorSweetchilli
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    Mine is Silk and cost £40 off the bay.
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    • vicki
      CommentAuthorvicki
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    My bouquet is £40 and is silk mainly because I have hayfever and don't fancy having a runny nose and watery eyes on my wedding day
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    • natalie2614
      CommentAuthornatalie2614
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    I was considering getting silk flowers for everyone except me (my flowers will be going on my grandads grave) because i could order them in advance but i might just go for the real deal all around. My mum is paying for the flowers and she said shes happy either way. Its nice to see the sort of price range from other brides though and it helps by saying what flowers your bouquet is made up of too.

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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    oh my judging with the costs here i think mine is pretty expensive!!!

    im having a ivory rose teardrop and costing 130 my bm bouquets are 45 each buttonholes 8 each flowers for the mums 60 each signing table top/top table bouquet is 60!!!!!!


    i may have a little rethink here!!!!

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    • jadem
      CommentAuthorjadem
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    i have found a wonderful lady who makes gorgeous and only ever ONE of the bouquet so she will never make the same one for another bride, button holes are £2.50 each, and my bouquet is not going to be more than £30. bridesmaids are having wands which are around £7. and i get to keep my bouquet forever :-) they are silk and foam i should mention.

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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    aww sounds nice jadem mine are real roses as the lady doesnt do artificial or foam. dad wasnt to use local business for my wedding which im 100 % in agreement but i have seen stuff nicer cheaper and faker (lol) that i want to change my mind. maybe i can and not let him know lol

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    • CommentAuthorbridalmiss
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    Yeah Louait my fresh teardrop is 75 from my florist, my BM 35 and the church pedestal 65 so definitely shop around for your florist!!
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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    or maybe get a smaller teardrop mines is 30 inches its almost on the floor ha ha ha

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    • katie1991
      CommentAuthorkatie1991
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    my one was £50 for white roses and purple crystals in them xx
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    • HeLz
      CommentAuthorHeLz
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    Louait, those prices are shocking!!!! what flowers are you having in everything? Buttonholes, £8 each, what the hell are they putting in them? And as for the bouquets for the mums, was £60 the starting price? xxx
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    • jo Santa
      CommentAuthorjo Santa
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    I've been watching youtube videos. I reckon I'm going to experiment with making fresh bouquets. It might only cost me £10 to buy fresh flowers from Asda or Tesco or Aldi the day before and then the florist tape and ribbon. Worth trying...

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    • HeLz
      CommentAuthorHeLz
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    You can't guarantee they are going to have the flowers you want though...
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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    ivory roses in most and a few thistle but only in h2b and best man button holes. bridesmaids are having 4 in each.

    mines is ivory rose with some greenery trailing down. no diamantes i dont think as i havent got back to her yet.

    yeah they were but they were lovely bouquets. i said id get my own fake lily of the valley for mine. ive made my own flowergirl bouquet. ive always wanted a big bouquet dunno why i saw one in a photo one day and always said id have the same one when and if i got married!!!

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    • HeLz
      CommentAuthorHeLz
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    So is she charging £45 for ONLY four roses for your bridesmaids? nothing else? And your buttonholes, one rose and some thistle only? xx
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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    no 4 thistles and the rest is rose for the bridesmaids i think she said about 12 i cant remember but i was talking to h2b there and hes suggested i go back to her cut the sizes down a bit including mine and get a new quote if its still a bit high then try somewhere else

    dont know what to do now :(

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    • HeLz
      CommentAuthorHeLz
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    Where do you live? Suppose it all depends on that. But if I was you I'd shop around a bit, see if you can get anything cheaper. In my shop, for the bridesmaids handtied it would be £30, yours would be £75, rose buttonholes £3, top table £30 and mums depending on what it is, start from £20... just a few prices to go by. Hope that helps, some florists just go crazy when it comes to weddings xxx
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    • loustew2012
      CommentAuthorloustew2012
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    im in saltcoats in north ayrshire. she is a wee shop but my dad thinks she may be putting a petrol charge on but i will have to find that out if thats the case fil said he go and pick up stuff on the day of the wedding it wouldnt be a problem. i just didnt want people in the bridal party doing anything that day i wanted everyone to be relaxed and enjoy the day. xxx

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    • HeLz
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    Good luck! xx
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    • loustew2012
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    ta x

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    • LindsayE94
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    My real flower bouquet is costing me £70 for memory lane roses, hydrangea, eucalyptus, snow berrys, wax flower & rosemary

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    • Velcro
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    derp

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    • kittyh
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    This is an old thread someone (probably a spammer) posted a link. >:/
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    • ElizabethF49
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    Was just about to say what kitty said

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    ah crap lol

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