We Love...Bouquets

Hey friends!  I'm having a blast with these "We Love..." posts.  Even after years in the wedding industry, I can spend hours browsing through pictures and inspiration on wedding blogs (and yes, it does sometimes make me want to renew my nuptials).  I'd love to hear your thoughts on these posts and if there are any topics you'd like to see covered.  Leave your comments and suggestions below and I'll do my best to follow up!  Tomorrow I'll continue our countdown to this weekend's bridal show but for now have a look at these amazing budget friendly wedding bouquet ideas! Whether in centerpieces, flower girl baskets, boutonnieres, or our focus today bouquets, flowers are often a central wedding item.  They add color, beauty and a bit of nature to your big day but can also add big dollars to your wedding budget.  Here are a few ways to help you get the most out of your bouquet budget.

I personally know how these bright bouquets make a big impact on a wedding because these were the bouquets used in my sister-in-law's wedding which I had the honor of being in.  The ceremony and reception were at Sassi in North Scottsdale and these colors popped against the desert backdrop and her stunning white dress.  For a budget friendly option have empty vases filled with water ready at your reception tables and make your colorful bouquets pull double duty as centerpieces.

cheap wedding dressesFlowers from Zuzu's Petals in Mesa. Photography by Jason & Anna Photography based in Scottsdale.

Succulent bouquets have gained huge attention the past few years for their uniqueness, eco-friendliness and budget friendliness.  These plants can be re-potted after your wedding and kept as a lasting reminder of your wedding day.  I love the combination of traditional flowers and succulents used in this amazing bouquet.

cheap wedding dressesFrom Love and Lavender via Wedding Gawker

If you're a DIY'er you need nothing more than a stop at your neighborhood Trader Joe's to find a beautiful and ridiculously affordable bouquet.  The flowers are seasonal so options will vary but I love how these daffodils are blinged up and made wedding ready with some colorful ribbon and an earring!

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From Creature Comforts via Bridal Buds.