When you're planning your wedding you imagine an extraordinarily beautiful day! And then you get back to the budget. ha! My fiance and I picked our Top 3 Must Haves and unfortunately flowers did not make the list for him, but I did not break the budget or skimp on beauty, quality and quantity with Fifty Flowers! We had flowers EVERYWHERE.
I started by pinning my favorite bouquets online and then learning which flowers were used and then I'd look on Fifty Flowers. Their spreadsheets were extremely helpful deciding how many flowers we would need. I compared prices with Fifty Flowers, local flower shops and chain grocers, and on many of the flowers I wanted, their prices could not be beat. I did, however, order some additional flowers from local shops due to needing a smaller quantity.
My mom and I took a flower design class at a local flower shop and that was extremely helpful! You'll learn how to trim, water, care for, arrange bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces and how to transport flowers. My wedding was out of town, so this was a concern for me. How would they survive 2 days in buckets AND a 4 hour car ride? They did great! They opened up even more by the day of the wedding!
My mom and I designed 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 grooms boutonniere, 1 bridal bouquet, 13 centerpieces, 2 arrangements for sign-in & gift tables, and still had flowers left over for our cake. I used 6 different types of flower and 4 different types of filler. I spent a total of $398 with Fifty Flowers. After pricing so many florists and flower options, i'm confident that we saved close to $1,500 by doing our own flowers. My bouquet alone was estimated at $250 with my local shops.
I highly recommend Fifty Flowers to any new bride (or groom, for that matter!) Their blog has amazing tips. Their spreadsheets were perfect for not overspending or over ordering. They called me to confirm my order and talk about any concerns I had (can they survive a car ride in Texas!?). They even called me within the hour that my flowers showed up at my door! Talk about customer service!
I think back on my wedding and my Top 3 Favorite Things from that day were - Saying "I do!" - Dancing the night away with family & friends - and MY BOUQUET! You will not regret ordering from Fifty Flowers!