Anyone get married this summer? Do you refuse to pay hundreds of dollars on flowers? Personally I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars on bridal bouquets.
Here come up with some ideas:
Getting flowers and ribbons from the supermarket and then make bouquets, as you never need to spend a big fortune on a toss bouquet, peonies and simple baby's-breath are both OK. It's actually very easy to make bouquets if you aren't going for elaborate designs. Youtube tutorials are helpful too. As you know supermarket flowers aren't the same quality as what you get from a florist - not stored very well and generally don't seem to last as long. So make sure you get the flowers close to wedding day.
Make bride, bridesmaids bouquets and toss bouquet with silk or fabric flowers like roses which are maybe more expensive than supermarket flowers, but are great quality and have the advantages- being able to make them weeks in advance.
If you don't rely on supermarket stock for bridal bouquets,find a florist that is cheap enough,or find a certain florist your friend used to have a less quote.
Order flowers through a local flower farm and put them into bouquets .You just need to get some greenery to practice with and some ribbon and pins as well.
FYI - I don't mean to insult those who have spent large amounts of money on their bridal bouquets, it's just not for me.