Bouquets as top table arrangement?

Hi lovelies 😊 

Hope me you're all well! Today we went to the venue to finalise everything as we're 6 months before the wedding now!! (How exciting!!) 

Anyway, as we were there and chatting to the wedding coordinator we were talking about flower arrangements and the length of the one on the top table. Our flowers are all greens and whites, with lots of wildflowers. The price of our flowers have come to about £800, which is very expensive we feel. Although prepared to pay it as we want them to look nice. The wedding coordinator suggested scrapping the top table arrangement and simply using my bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets (we have 4) as an arrangement. So we would lay them down flat facing our guests. 

I loved this this idea and is a great way to save £120 on the top table! Has anyone done this before or have any comments about it/ how it works/ looks? Or is this a bad idea? It just seems a shame to have 5 bouquets for the day to not see them again after the pictures? 

Thank you 😊

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  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,086 New bride
    It's pretty common, can lay them down or put them in nice vases.
  • OmRumOmRum Posts: 374 New bride
    We did this. We lay my bouquet down in the centre of the table as it was a cascade so it hung over the edge, and the three bridesmaids bouquets were put in large jars at the ends of each of the guest tables. We also put Ikea lanterns on the top table and made swag out of net curtains, fairy lights and artificial ivy, so it didn't look bare but hardly cost us anything. 
  • Erin38Erin38 Posts: 10 New bride
    OmRum said:
    We did this. We lay my bouquet down in the centre of the table as it was a cascade so it hung over the edge, and the three bridesmaids bouquets were put in large jars at the ends of each of the guest tables. We also put Ikea lanterns on the top table and made swag out of net curtains, fairy lights and artificial ivy, so it didn't look bare but hardly cost us anything. 
    I love this idea! I've just found a thread of how to make a artificial garland. May have a go at this!! Thank you both for your reply 😃
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