Friday, November 14, 2014

Frugal Friday: Flowers on the Cheap

Mrs. L., a recent client, stalked my Instagram account (which I love) and saw photos of a former client who incorporated traditional African elements into her beautiful day.

Mrs. L. informed me that her brother was hosting a reception and, at the last minute, the florist canceled.  Shocking, I know!  Islanders, it happens.  Anyhoo, she needed emergency help with the reception centerpieces.  Mrs. L. was paying for the flowers (pending refund from the previous vendor) as a gift to her brother.  The only guidance she provided was the budget of $100 and that the flowers should coordinate with the colors of the bright fabrics of the groom's family's attire:

I got the request three days before the wedding so I didn't have time to go to the wholesale floral supplier; I had to use local resources.  Plus, this is business, the time the drive would require wouldn't fit into the budget.  I was confident I could make it work.

Well, here's what I came up with:

Aren't they beautiful?  Would you believe I got the vases from the Dollar Tree and the flowers from the grocery store?

My client was MORE than pleased and the flowers were perfect for the event!


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