I might be the craziest Bride in the History of crazy Brides
I don't consider myself a "bridezilla" (even though I do like things done my way) but I do consider myself frugal, extremely frugal. I've called myself a cheap bitch on more than one occasion. If I can get it on sale or with a coupon, I will. Which is why I'm forgoing real flowers at my wedding. They're expensive and the next day, they're not nearly as pretty and they're thrown away. Sure they can make for good pictures, but a skilled photographer can do that too. Instead of paying out the nose for real ones, I've decided to make my own flowers out of burlap.
Now, I'm not the craftiest person on the planet so I had to find something easy so I started scouring Pintrest and finally found a good tutorial. After one miserable attempt, I started to get the hang of making burlap flowers. Granted, they didn't turn out -exactly- like the tutorial, I'm still pretty fond of them. And they're not that difficult to make so soon enough I created the bouquet you see in the picture. At first, they started out as decorations and my bouquet. After some thought I figured they could also be wedding favors. Somewhere (probably multiple places) we'll have a sign, "Pick a flower to remember this day. Made with love, from our home to yours" or something equally cute. As I was playing with these flowers, I've also decided that boutonnieres would be pretty easy to make from them too. I guess it's not so crazy to use one thing for multiple purposes.
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