Alt. Flower Help

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why would the flowers be dead?  They grow them in hot houses in areas of the world with sun all year round, so I don’t see why they’d die so quickly.  We ordered roses from Amazon and they were awesome.  

Post # 4
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m personally doing fabric rose bouquets, and I did them all myself. I chose this option because I wanted to arrange my florals myself, way ahead of time. I made bouquets, centerpiece arrangements, bouts, and hair clips with flowers I made using this tutorial: http://duhbe.com/blog/2009/07/how-to-make-duhbe-fabric-roses/, then for the bouquets and centerpieces I added floral wire and tape for stems. I got “fillers” on sale from the floral section at craft stores (berry sprays, smaller filler flowers, and leaves) to give some texture. 

This way they will store well until I need them, wont wilt or die the day of, and later I’m planning on donating them to my grandmother’s nursing home. Since I did all the crafting myself, it was super cheap, just took a lot of time because I did so many!

idk when your wedding is, or how much time you have, but if you just need bouquets, I used 6 flowers per bridesmaid bouquet and 10 for mine. I can get a photo of all my bouquets if youre interested in seeing how they turned out.

Post # 5
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not sure which flowers could stand up well to the temp conditions you’re describing, but some fresh greenery with a few fake flowers would look good and lush. typically greens (evergreen, ivy, etc) and hardy floral accents like rose hips are more resilient than petals

Post # 6
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

winterwoodlandbride15:  I’m using sola flower bouquets. I bought the bridesmaids off of Craigslist and mine off of etsy. I love the look of them. 

Post # 8
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree, check out sola wood flowers. I highly reccomend this etsy shop.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/treasuredflorals?ref=ss_profile<br />

I live in Edmonton, and she only charged me $38.65 for shipping. Everything arrived in perfect condition and they were even more beautiful in person. And it was $450.65 (including shipping) for my custom order, which had 4 bouquets, 13 boutinerres and 6 corsages. She even dyed my flowers custom colors for me. I seriously loved working with her, and if you’re interested in sola flowers I can’t reccomend her highly enough!

<br />Here is my bouquet. Like I said, it was even better in person! And the best part is it lasts forever without having to preserve it or anything. It’s now sitting on my husband and I’s dresser as a part of our bedroom decor.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  luckyshot.
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