Julie Chasse can't see spending thousands of dollars on something she might throw away in a few days.
So Chasse, who is planning her Aug. 28 wedding to Andrew Bouchard in Presque Isle, has decided to do her own wedding floral arrangements.
It's a trend popping up all over the country as wedding costs climb and people try to stretch dollars in a tight economy. And they're being encouraged by home-and-garden TV shows, websites and magazines that sing the praises of the do-it-yourself movement.
"I had originally gone to a florist and was quoted about $4 a rose, and I needed about 250 roses, which is about $1,000," said Chasse, 25, of Windham. "But I can get that same amount of roses online for about $300."
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