We met our florists on Thursday, we have gone for real flowers, not sure why really, just never thought of artificial ones and I do like the smell of real ones!
I think my bouquet is £70, bridesmaid bouquets £35, button holes £3 each (we are only getting buttonholes for father of the bride, grooms dad, bestman, 2 ushers and our 2.5 year ds.
We are also having flowers in the church and at the reception.
Flowers are expensive but for my dp nan's funeral, my to be sister in law went to the flower market, bought some flowers wholesale and looked on youtube how to make 'nan' wreaths etc. they looked lovely and saved us a fortune. Maybe you could try that?
I made all the bouquets/table vases/buttonholes for my daughters wedding. never done this before, go to youtube and watch the videos. I did a practice bouquet, then she bought the flowers from the flower market. 120 pounds for all the flowers.
we had real flowers, and for the groom it was £10, ushers and dads were £8 each, and mums/mil 'buttonieres' were £10 each. Pricey but i was so pleased with the end result and was pleased i went with that option.
Flowers are expensive. This was one thing my DH and I argued about! We used real flowers for bouquets and buttonholes. I got married three years ago so prices should still be similar. The total cost for our flowers was £800. Totally crazy in retrospect! DH could not understand how they could possibly cost so much. We had loads though and our florist was amazing in terms of moving all the flowers from the church to the reception venue. I can't remember exactly how much the bouquets were but the buttonholes were £7.50 each. I was recently bridesmaid for a friend who went to a flower market the day before her wedding to buy the flowers (costing about £200) and they looked fab. I think that's the way to go...
Also I made a bouquet with foam flowers from hobbycraft and it looked lovely - we're keeping it to stick on the wall (I did it on one of those cutesy wicker hearts, so not just a random bouquet on its own!) Cost about £13.50 but it was smallish.