The best thing is to shop around on line for flower and vases. Other items can also be found pretty cheaply if you shop around. I found some great stuff at www.dollartree.com and they deliver to their stores free of charge. www.selectfloralsupply.com has nice vases, feathers, and vase fillers. Also try googling something like bulk vases. Also don't overlook www.walmart.com, they have some great bargains, and some of their stuff is a lot better quality than you might expect.
As a silk wedding flower designer of 10 years I want to encourage you to buy the highest quality silk floral materials you can. Make sure to purchase a single sample of each type of flower you are considering from on-line retailers. Feel it, check stem quality, look at color depth, check the type of silk material that it is.
Filler flowers don't necessarily need to be as high of quality, as they are typically smaller in size. I would be weary of plastic fillers and flowers.
If you are using dollar store silks then I encourage you to use one type only and use them en mass (everywhere). They will look higher end this way.
Take the time to trim floral edges for strings (this can be common on fabric flowers).
I wish you the best. Best and congratulations. If you have any other questions I am glad to help.
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When I got married I bought a lot of stuff online at http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ What a savings! I have also bought other craft and party supplies there.
I got my daughters wedding silk flowers at Jo Ann Fabrics. We had burgundy roses full bloom and buds that were so real looking that people were trying to smell them! If you can catch a sale on their flowers makes it well worth it. I thought they were beautiful!
Depending on the type and color you want, WalMart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby all sell silk flowers. A lot will depend on the time of year, what kind of flowers you will find.
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