Everything was too sparse and unacceptable for a bridal bouquet. They actually look better in the pictures than in person. It would have worked fine if I ordered another bouquet of peonies, but they ran out. What are the chances, right?
My sister and I hunted for better fake flowers at Michael's and found white hydrangea stems ($4.60 each after coupon) that were a good size for the bridesmaids. They needed a little bit of color so we grabbed a few light purple flowers ($1.09 each bunch).I got the glass vases from Dollar Tree, by the way.
For my bouquet, we used two stems to make it fuller and added red accents.
The bottom of the stems were first padded with napkins to make the handles thicker and easier to hold. They were then wrapped tediously with brown satin ribbon. I also sewed on the monogram charms that I shared with you before.
Cost of bouquets if I had purchased them from the florist: $330
Cost of flowers from Afloral.com (which I'm going to return): $50.30
Comparison of Afloral vs. Michael's flowersFinal cost of flowers from Michael's: $32.95
Amount saved: $297.05