Making Your Own Bridal Bouquet
Making your own bridal bouquet is a great way to save money on your budget. It is really not that hard to do. Bridal bouquets can cost from $150 to $200 dollars, depending on the types of flowers chosen, whether they are in season, and how complicate the arrangement. The total average cost of wedding flowers is about $2000 dollars, when done by a florist. Average Florist prices are: for a bridesmaid's bouquet-$50 to $75 dollars, boutonnieres-about $10 dollars, a mother's corsage-about $20, a wrist corsage-$25. Ceremony flowers can cost on average about $450 to $500 dollars. Reception Flowers average about $1000. You can see where this can add up! If you do-it-yourself you can save quite a bit of money. There is a great ebook that will give you step by step, with pictures, how to make professional wedding flowers. Here is the site that I think is a real money saver, and if you are even a little creative you can do-it-yourself: Do-It-Yourself Wedding Flowers Guide.
Another great site that I discovered is Fifty Flowers This is a site for buying flowers online that will be sent to you a day before your wedding, but you can also order flowers so that you can make your own bridal bouquet. Or try a little of both. It is also a great site to just get ideas and to get to know what kind of flowers there are and what the natural colors are. It will help you to be able to communicate with the florist better if you know the names of the flowers and have and ideas of what colors you want. You can order flowers from them for making your own wedding reception floral arrangements. This works well if you want to incorporate seashells into your flowers.
BloomsByTheBox.com is a great website for checking out what kind of flowers you want for your wedding. You can click on any type of flower and then see every color and brand of flower there is in fantastic color. For instance, click on roses and you will go to a page with every variety of rose. There are 12 varieties of by-colored roses alone. There are 8 shades of pink roses, 2 shades of peach, 4 shades of purple roses, 4 types of red roses, 4 types and shades of white roses, 2 types of green roses, 6 types orange roses and 5 types of yellow roses and that is just roses. You will be able to make better decisions on what you want, whether you make your bouquets yourself or have them made for you. BloomsByTheBox.com will help you with your order and they will be delivered to your doorstep the day before already made up, if that's the way you want to do it.
Any of these sites will help you to get ideas and purchase flowers done for you or making your own bridal bouquet and they will save you more money than the florist in your town. I hope this information will help steer you in the right direction.
There is a great website that will show you pictures of any flower you might be interested in for your wedding flowers and what seasons they are available. Check out this site: http://www.cutflower.com/pages/cutflower_wholesale_flower_gallery_search.aspite
Below are some pictures of individual flowers often used in wedding bouquets. These are just a few, as there are just too many colors and types of flowers to show them all, but these will get you started. Another of my posts shows bouquets made up for you to see as well. Enjoy and congratulations on your up coming wedding!