(Closed) All about your bouquet…

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I asked my florist for the recommendation of size, and talked to her about flowers that will be available at the end of August within my budget.  Then, we discussed the general "look" I wanted ans selected th flowers passed on that! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I was DIYing my flowers, so I wanted flowers that would be easy to work with and hardy.  I went with roses because they hold up really well.

As for size, I practiced a couple of times to get the size of bouquet I wanted.

If you want a hand tied bouquet- just keep in mind that the fuller it is, the thicker the stems will be.  In some large hand tied bouquets, you can tell the bride is having trouble holding it because there are so many stems it’s too thick to wrap her hand around.  I didn’t want to be struggling with my bouquet.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

There’s something you have to see.  I’m sure bellenga will know exactly who I’m thinking of… the first Encore bride to marry.  She had a GORGEOUS bouquet with feathers.  Let me see if I can find the photos.  If not, I know Belle will come to your rescue!  :o)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Found it!  OK, so it was ALL feathers… but still a nice starting point.

Are you getting excited about the Keys 100?  :o)

Post # 9
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve known since before I was engaged that I wanted to carry long stemmed calla lilies. I think it’s very elegant to carry only a few so I’m thinking 5-7.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

This would have been helpful!  :o)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I saw a picture online of a wedding a friend attended, with bouquets exclusively of monochromatic gerbera daisies and roses. I loved the look, thought it would go well with the rest of our wedding. So I decided I wanted to go with that as well. As far as size, I basically just explained what I wanted to the florist, showed her the pictures of my "inspiration", and she told me what size/number of stems was within our price range and would look the best. 

Post # 13
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

No idea. I’m getting married in a LV chapel, and the package comes with flowers that I don’t intend on using.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My bouquet consists of silk cream cymbidium orchids with burgundy centers and cream day lilies. The stems are wrapped in a ballet tie of burgundy and champagne ribbon. The bridesmaids’ bouquets are a bit smaller and consist of just cymbidium orchids and are tied with champagne ribbon. I went with silk because it is an August wedding and I didn’t want to worry about wilting flowers and when I checked out the price, the silk were about half the cost of fresh. I am very pleased with how they turnrf out and I got them from Bloomed to Last off the internet. Here’s my bouquet and my bridesmaids’ –

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If I were going to DIY my bouquet, I think I’d just visit the flower market and pick up whatever they have.  I feel like if I went with a specific idea, and then the flower options weren’t what I had in mind, that I’d be totally thrown off and freak out.  But that’s me.  Have you visited Saupia’s blog?  She’s a floral designer, but just heads to the market and picks up whatever’s pretty, and makes arrangements.  That could be inspiring for you. 

To answer your original question (even though we hired a florist): I only knew I wanted a smaller, looser, casual-looking bouquet, as if I really had just gone to the market and collected them myself.  The florist is going to use whatever she gets that week.  I gave her basic colors, and I told her which flowers I didn’t like, and she’s doing the rest.  I think my bouquet is $150?  $160?  It’s worth it to me to not have to worry about it.

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