I admit it. I wasn’t particularly diligent when setting or sticking to a budget. I didn’t really think about how all the little things add up.
Flowers were one area I didn’t want to spend much on. An area I definitely wanted to save money on.
I’m not a massive fan of flowers personally, and wasn’t happy with the thought of spending hundreds on bouquets – I have 5 (fantastic) bridesmaids so we need 6 bouquets and 6 buttonholes!
I was looking for an alternative. Here is some non-floral inspiration, which I love:
Unfortunately, I felt parasols were too daytime for our 5pm ceremony. Handfans didn’t really suit our theming. Feathers went out the window with the original peacock theme. Balloons won’t work if it’s a windy day since it’s an outdoor ceremony on a grassy lawn – I think they’re gorgeous though.
After thinking about so many other options, I have eventually decided on real flowers for the bouquets (I will have glass vases on our reception table for us to put them in). Done!