Wedding Questions


January 22, 2018 9:29:45 pm

Posted in Astoria, NY, USA
178143 FANIDIA ABREU Wedding date: May 28, 2011 Astoria, NY, USA

Im nervous about wedding planning on my own. we already booked our 100+ guest reception at the Astoria World Manor. the invitations have been picked and so has the bridal party. im stuck on flowers. i dont want to spend thousands or even more than 400 on flowers. is that possible?

9 Replies

160624 Megan Barber Wedding date: September 11, 2010 Portage, MI, USA

June 08, 2010 8:19:21 pm

What I am doing for my wedding is using silk and buying the majority of my flowers from My bridal party bouquets are less than $7 each, and my boutonnières are around $3 each. I am having my bridal bouquet made at a florist.


Emptyprofileicon Stephanie Fajen Wedding date: June 05, 2010 Blue Springs, MO, USA

July 01, 2010 12:20:39 pm

I just got married in June and we used the real touch flowers they are not silk (it is more like cloth) the real touch look real and feel real. I picked out my own flowers to put in the boquets and then had someone put them together for me. I spent about 200.00 on all of my flowers. Here is a picture of how my flowers turned out. There is also a website that does wedding real touch it is We also did all of our corsages and boutineers ourselves it is extremly easy.

Good Luck



Emptyprofileicon Gissal Dobles Wedding date: October 16, 2010

July 04, 2010 9:10:17 pm

I found a place in Washington Height that I am using for my wedding. For my bouquet, throw flower, my maid of honor, 3 bridesmaid, coursages for the mothers and my grandmother,boutonnières for the groom, bestman, 2 ushers, ring bearer and both fathers cost was $430. I don't think I could have found a better deal then that. I would be more then happy to give you the their information.

Best of Luck,



208482 Olga V

December 13, 2010 9:36:24 am

HI - Silk flowers would be one idea. I have seen this other idea that is out now. It's called 'brooch bouquet'. It's really pretty and looks as lively as real flowers.
I have attached a pic for you to see the brooch bouquet
Here is the link to look at a few


Emptyprofileicon Kathy Belleza Wedding date: December 23, 2011 New York, NY, USA

January 05, 2011 6:43:11 pm

I have a friend who I've worked with who was in the exact same boat as you - she got so fed up, she created her own ceramic flowers - sounds weird but they're actually affordable and really cool. here's her info, hope this helps:

Jennifer Ferencz - Barato
Clay Bouquet Shop


Emptyprofileicon Kathy Belleza Wedding date: December 23, 2011 New York, NY, USA

January 05, 2011 6:47:05 pm

also, have you started thinking about hair and makeup? I'm in the same boat- one woman I have been looking into is Jenna Kyle - - she's originally from LA, and now does on-location weddings in NY. She has all sorts of clients worldwide and does a really flawless look for your wedding. I did a trial run (full makeup application) and consultation which cost me $150 for a 3 hour session and she even covered skincare and let me bring my mom along. I would recommend doing the trial on the day of your engagement or bridal photos if you plan to do those ahead of time! Anyways, shoot her an email and maybe that will help you out: Good LUCK!!


Emptyprofileicon jennifer and derry Wedding date: October 02, 2009 New Rochelle, NY, USA

February 22, 2011 6:19:40 pm

lucy wu floral design, love her!
i showed her my inspiration, and she was able to recreate it with similar flowers to fit our budget. it had the same fell, just at half the cost. our ceremony flowers, reception centerpieces were simple yet elegant. i used a combination of glass cylander vases with floating candles and flowers submerged in flowers. a few on each table. then used votive candles for place cards to add more mood lighting. very romantic!


231094 Angela Scheffer

March 08, 2011 4:52:10 pm

Hello -
I have planned a few weddings and worked with various budgets and you definitely do not need a very large floral budget to have have a unique and personal wedding. My sisters wedding last September had a floral budget of roughly $500. We used, they did send us the wrong purple stock, but they had amazing customer service and overnighted us the correct flowers and let us keep the others. She had 3 bridesmaids, so the day before and morning off we all put together the arrangements.

You can see some of the images here:

Good Luck!


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