As I have mentioned, I decided to DIY several things for the wedding. The one that was the most time consuming and stressful was the flowers. Sure, I could have forked over the money and had someone else put together a bunch of beautiful real bouquets for me, but those are so sad when they die 😦 Also, they are crazy expensive. I’m pretty sure I would have been looking at several hundred dollars to have my bouquet, four bridesmaids bouquets, 9 boutineers and something for the flower girl. Instead I spent about $50 and had them all! How you ask? Why I used paper!One of the bridesmaids bouquets
Thanks to the wonders of the internet I found instructions on how to make kusudama flowers (origami) and rolled roses. Sure, it involved a bunch of cutting, folding and rolling, but it really wasn’t too bad. I’d guess I spent about 3-4 hours working on the flowers, but it was spread out over several months. I know even have my bouquet resting in a beautiful vase (received at one of my showers) on our dinning table. How many people get to do that after the wedding?
Now the hard questions that one is supposed to ask BEFORE undergoing a DIY project for their wedding:
1) Did I save money? YES!
2) Was it something important to me? Yes
3) Was the time + effort worth the outcome? Yes
4) Do I regret making my own paper flowers? Not for a second!
Over all score? Love them, and so happy that I did it that way. I don’t think I would have been as happy with real flowers as I was with my home made ones.