I thought I'd spend this post compiling some of the bouquet/boutonniere styles I've found. The fiance and I are hoping to buy flowers in bulk and make simple arrangements to save money. I stress simple because everyone says it's not good to take on projects when you already have to deal with the basic stress that goes along with weddings. Why do they have to be so stressful? It's supposed to be about happiness and love! Oy, I believe that's another post altogether. On to the eye candy!
The basic gist is that I would have calla lilies. I've since learned that Calla's are kinds of cliche wedding flowers. But they are my favorite, so what can I do? I could just do this:
But I would definitely say that it is way too simple. My best bet is to mix some other flowers in, preferably slightly cheaper ones to fill out the bouquet without costing a fortune.
You're right, that's almost in the too complicated category. And it looks like there are orchids in there, and those puppies are super expensive. Instead I might try either of these:
As far as the gentlemen go, I like this one a lot:
What's encouraging is that someone made the above one all by themselves after buying the flowers in bulk and investing in some florists tape and safety pins. I might replace the little white flower with a yellow flower.