I am such a fan of the quick sale bucket at my local fruit shop. Almost every time there is a treasure in there, just on the turn, or about to, that is reduced my half price or more. Usually these are filled just before the weekend when they get a new delivery in and there is nothing wrong with the flowers at all – they are just the ripest of the bunches if you know what I mean?
I’ve gotten Peony roses for a fiver, tulips for the same and more often than not some huge long stem roses for $4. I picked up these red roses from the market on Friday and while they looked good for half a day, they started to droop and bend down at the ends of the stems looking miserable.
But! Never fear! If you have yourself a low, round or square vase that sits shallow, then you have a solution! Cutting the stems super short and wedging them all together will make the flowers stop drooping (as they are all holding each other up in the smaller vase) and you will get at least a week out of them. And just quietly, they look a bit fabulous and like a wedding centrepiece.
You could get your entire wedding centerpieces from the cheapy bucket at the fruit shop!
What flowers did you have at your wedding?