Budget Wedding Week – A Rose By Any Other Name
Happy Friday, friends! It’s the last installment of Budget Wedding week. Like I told you all the past few days, Nate and I did not have a specific budget for our wedding (the less we spent the better) so it was my goal to create the day of my dreams for as cheaply as I could. I researched, got help, took full advantage of sales and, at the end of the planning, realized the whole wedding had come to $3,500!
Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to share my budget wedding tips with friends and family to help them create amazing days for amazing prices! I figured it wouldn’t be right of my to leave you all hanging. I’m sure plenty of you would love knowing the tricks for weddings (or other events) of your own. That’s exactly what I’m going to do this week! A huge budget cut we made was in our flowers. Like I told you yesterday, we used fake flowers in the décor but I still really wanted to have real flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres. Flowers I had never done any sort of flower arranging before but I figured it couldn’t be too hard to DIY a bunch of bouquets and boutonnieres. I ordered 100 yellow roses from Costco, having them arrive just a few days before the wedding. A few of my bridesmaids and I sat down for a few hours the Thursday before the wedding and made the flowers look lovely! I had the bridesmaids’ bouquets wrapped in green ribbon and wrapped my bouquet with ivory lace and added baby’s breath. The boutonnieres just went to the dads, moms, grandparents, and groom and were a single yellow rose and baby’s breath. It definitely stressed me out, worrying that I wouldn’t be able to make the flowers items as pretty as I wanted but I thought they all turned out wonderfully! I was so thankful for my bridesmaids helping me out! It was fun, looked great, and saved a whole lot of money. Win, win, win! Check out one of my favorite bloggers: