Post # 1
First off, I want to say how much admire all of ya’ll that are diy-ing your flowers! Your pics look awesome!! Believe me, I am insanely jealous! Lol.
I’m at my witts end with this flower junk! Florists around here are more than I want to pay. I’ve ordered some “bouquets” from http://www.afloral.com, but they’re actually a joke. They’d be too small for my tiny little flower girls to carry.
I don’t guess I’m ASKING anything, just venting. I don’t know what to do. I just want pretty, simple yellow bouquets. My idea is roses for my bridesmaids. If ya’ll have any suggestions, send them my way.
Post # 3
What about ordering from like Costco or Sam’s club
Post # 4
Or a local grocery store!
Post # 5
I thought about Sam’s or Costco, but that makes me skeptical. I know I’ll need to wait until the day before the wedding to get them. Then I’m afraid I won’t be able to throw them together or they’ll already be wilted, etc…
For those who have DIY’ed real flowers, how did they hold up? If I can get my hands on them the Friday morning before the wedding, that would be good. Again, I’m just afraid they’ll get all nasty by the time the wedding comes around at 3:30 Saturday..
Post # 6
I’m going to do a couple test runs to see if I can do it myself, but from what I understand, you should be able to buy them from a wholesaler a day or two before the wedding, make the bouquets THEN, and then let them sit with the ends in water until the wedding day. That way they stay nice and fresh and not wilty. A lot of the flower wholesalers who ship flowers to you recommend getting them 2 days before the event even, to give them maximum time to “open up” and whatnot. I think they’ll be fine if you get them the day before and keep them watered!
Post # 7
@ohheavenlyday:exactly! i would order from fiftyflowers.com
Post # 8
I’m getting mine from Fresh Market about two days before the wedding. I plan to keep the house nice and cold so they do not wilt, and use those flower-food packets that they come with. I have tested this by just keeping them in a vase on the table, and the flowers lasted for a good week-and-a-half without wilting. So long as you keep them cool and in water, you should be fine.