Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Bouquets are Finished!!!

So as ya'll know, I decided at the beginning of my wedding planning to not use fresh flowers. I ultimately decided to go with tissue paper carnations in whites and yellows.

I've never been a huge fan of carnations, but in a big bunch they're gorgeous. I used Folding Tree's tutorial for tissue paper carnations. So without further ado, here are my bouquets:

There are three for my ladies that are yellow and white and then my bouquet is white with yellow edges.

These are for my ladies

This one's for me!

The best part is that these 4 bouquets only cost about $20 to make. It would have been hundreds if they were fresh. I also plan on making boutonnieres for the men and corsages for the moms using the same type of flowers.

What do you think? Have you considered using alternatives for fresh flowers?


  1. Hi! I just came across your blog for the first time today, and thanks for sharing this idea and also the link to the tissue paper bouquet tutorial. I also prefer to have a bouquet of artificial flowers, as my wedding and reception are on two different dates, and I'd like to spend just once for the bouquet, and I do not want to spend a fortune on getting expensive wedding florists. Thanks again!

  2. I'm sewing all of the flowers for my bouquet. I'm not spending much on it either...I love that non-floral options are so unique and affordable, yours look great!