- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
When I saw that most bouquets in Maui had starting price of $150.00 I decided to try to do my own flowers. Last night my bridesmaids and I put together a trial run bouquet to make sure we would be able to do it when we arrived on Maui in December. I purchased 100 green orchid blossoms for $19.99 and 10 blossoms in pink, purple, and white at six cents a piece. I also purchased floral tape, floral wire, ribbon, and the fake berries. In total this only cost me about $25.00 to make! With the remainder of the flowers my fiancé and the groomsmen put together the garland shown in the picture below the bouquet. We were all new at this and it took us about an hour to put it together, so it’s not as symmetrical as i’d like it to be. But I think with a little more practice, patience, and time my bouquets will turn out great! I’m so excited!!
I was quoted around $500.00 for an orchid garland to go on my bamboo arch. We will spend around $100.00 for 500 orchid blossoms and make one ourselves!
Yipee for DIY projects and saving money!!