I'm not much of a flower person - I just know what think looks pretty and that's what I like. I don't really know any names of flowers, or when they are in season, or what goes well together.
I saw these bouquets of foam roses which I thought would be perfect for the bridesmaids:
I came across Excelsior Wholesale during one of my many google searches. They sell single stems of silk and foam flowers, as well as cimple bouquets, glassware, ribbons, candles and any other florist accessory you can think of, all at wholesale price.
So I started to look flowers to make my bouquet, when I realised that I could get the flowers to make the bridesmaids bouquets from there too - and much cheaper than it would be the buy the ready made bouquets.
So I've just ordered a ridiculous amount of flowers - your first order must be over £75. I think mine came to about £85. Here's a screenshot of my basket:
See? Lots and lots of flowers! I've ordered enough to make 4 bridesmaids bouquets, my own bouquet, the men's buttonholes and a couple of crosages. And I'll probably still have some left over. But it's not my fault - they made me have a minimum order of £75 and it was surprisingly difficult to spend that much! Stupid bargains. I even bought the ribbon, florist tape and pins, plus ribbon for the invitations too!
Here's some pictures of the flowers I have ordered:
|Cream rose buds|
|Small green roses|
Anyway, I also bought a boat load of ribbon:
|Light green satin ribbon|
|White satin ribbon|
|Purple Satin ribbon|
I'm very excited! I figured I'd just go ahead and order them now so I don't have to worry about it later. Also, it means I've got plenty of time to play about arranging them.
Ooh, I could have a bouquet making party! Invite some friends round, get them all to make a bouquet and see which is the best. Any excuse for a party, really...