Carnations for Cool Kids: Chic and CHEAP!

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Contrary to popular belief, carnations are pretty. They're pretty in look, pretty simple to assemble and bouquet and (best of all) they're pretty easy on my wallet, especially if you get them through a discount flower delivery service.
Take a look at this beautiful carnation bouquet. ::drool::
Well, I had some down time on Sunday (it was my birthday present to myself, I guess!) and was able to do my very first (but not last) DIY mini-carnation bouquet. Ladies…if I said this was simple, I think I still wouldn't be saying exactly how E-A-S-Y it was. Also, I couldn't believe how budget-friendly the bouquet was.
Here are a few pictures (blame it on my Blackberry, not me!).
Granted, if I wasn't fresh off a margarita high, I probably would've been able to spend more time giving it a dome-like shape and making the ribbon wrapping prettier…but nevertheless, I think it turned out wonderful! In fact, Mister Mr. was extremely impressed and gave the thumbs-up for carnations being the official wedding-flower.
 
Do you know how happy that makes me?
Here's a cost break down of what I spent:
$12- 2 bouquets of flowers from Sams
$1 ribbon
$1 corsage pins
$1 flower/stem wrap tape
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Grand total $15.00
I'm so convinced I can do my entire bridal party for under $100, that I'm actually geeked. Now, I'm just trying to determine if I'll order the flowers online or just go to Sam's/Publix the day before the wedding and scoop up what I can.
What do you think?
CIAO
 
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Posted by eboneemonique   @   27 May 2009 9 comments
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Author May 27, 2009
1:26 PM
#1 thehdic :

Girl you are doing it… I got my flowers from Sam’s too! I suggest going up there and making some friends… Ask the floral manager to set your flowers aside when they come in the day before! This way she/he can grab the best ones! Also, when the chick hooked me up with 100 extra roses!! YAY!!

May 28, 2009
1:54 AM
#2 Lillian :

Great idea! This will save you a lot of money by DIY. My bridal bouquet was too expensive IMO, that’s because I had a florist to do it. I was too lazy to do the flowers myself and I did not have a fridge to store them.

Jul 2, 2009
9:09 PM
#3 Desiree :

I agree! I’m also doing my own flowers, and ordering them from Sams, AND I love love love the look of bunches and bunches of carnations. Your bouquet looks awesome!

Jun 19, 2010
6:31 AM
#4 Flowers :

Nice bouquets! Thanks for very interesting blog!

Jul 26, 2010
2:02 PM
#5 Isabel :

Fun post. I love the idea of using carnations in an interesting way like in a chic monochromatic bunch or bound fashionably like this. Something that has been brushed aside as passe suddenly becomes phenomenally chic. When I chose the bouquets and arrangements for my wedding I found a lot of great options online.

Jun 26, 2014
10:20 AM

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