Destination I Do
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Organic, Eco-Friendly Flowers that Won't Break the Bank

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of

It’s no secret that the economy has been a bit down over the last few years. However, love can’t wait and couples are still tying the knot in record fashion. Brides are looking to DIY projects like never before. Our Friday Destination Couples Dish features real destination brides sharing their stories of planning a destination wedding and offer advice to other future brides.

One of the main things that can make a destination wedding special is the level of personalization. An easier way to truly leave your own stamp on your wedding is DIY projects. Depending on the craftiness of the bride, DIY can mean all kinds of different things. For the really ambitious bride, we’ve got an amazing DIY idea.

One of the most costly wedding expenses is flowers. According to, flowers cost an average of $2,500 for an average-sized wedding. Organic Bouquet is the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic flowers. They recently announced their very first wholesale division, allowing brides to save more than ever. is the only online eco-certified wholesale florist and is a great resource for brides looking to save some green while being green! Organic Bouquet and have been around the block and have mastered their distribution model. This experience allows the companies to save 8 days of shelf-life, thus providing the freshest flowers. was originally only an option for retailers, but is now available to everyday customers as well. Now brides can browse fresh, organic and eco-friendly blooms at extremely discount prices. The web site offers wholesale prices for lilies, roses, hydrangeas, tulips, fillers and more. You can purchase flowers in single unites or boxes which range from about 50-150 blooms.

If you’re an ambitious DIY bride, you can save a serious chunk of your budget by purchasing and arranging your flowers yourself. If you think this might be an option for you and you’re looking for organic, eco-friendly flowers then look to

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