Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Budget-Friendly Flower Idea

Wow. A Backyard Wedding just posted the most brilliant, budget-friendly idea I've read in a while. Here's what she said about her DIY flowers:

"A few weeks before the wedding I posted an ad on Craig's List asking if anyone in the area had local roses they would let us pick. I thought it was a long shot, but a woman who grows roses and other flowers for floral arranging competitions responded and said we could pick whatever we wanted from her yard! She was going to be on vacation, but she left out buckets and clippers and everything for us."

It didn't end up working out (due to a losing the address and not being able to get in touch with the vacationing woman), but it's still a fantastic idea.

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Sheila Dingwell said...

I'm also doing that for my wedding, only I posted a want message on Craigslist and a couple Yahoo Freecycle groups for my area. I'm looking for hydrangeas for our August 2009 wedding so I made my posts this August to see if anyone had blooms at the same time of year. I got more responses than I needed and would recommend this method to any bride.

Sara E. Cotner said...

That is so completely awesome. And I love how it facilitates connections among people within a community. Plus, people are probably really excited to help out with a wedding if it's something they don't normally do. It becomes a special occasion for them, and they are probably more likely to go "above and beyond".

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