Post # 1
I’m getting married in Jan. in Canada… bbbrrrrrr!
We are doing pictures before our late ceremony, 6:45 pm. It hit me while I was discussing options with a florist that whatever flowers we get might be dead by the time the ceremony rolls around, not attractive. I’ve decided I would like to get artificial flowers, but I’m scared of them looking tacky. I found some brooch bouquets I love… but they are super pricey! I would like to get the bouquets (1 bride, 5 BM) and coursages (5) for under $500… obviously the less we spend the better.
I would prefer to get them from somewhere and not DIY, but I’m not opposed to DIY if it’ll save us a bunch of money.
I found these that I like:
But I’m a little worries about the quality, but they seem to have good reviews and there’s lots of great options for cheap.
Any Canadian bees out there have suggestions? ps. I’m in Ontario!
Post # 2
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 # 3
Because they die very quickly when they get frost biten. We will be outside in potentially -30 degrees C hours before the ceremony. Fresh flowers (depending on the kind of course) can’t handle that well. I remember going to bridal shows in my area last January and wondering why most of the flowers looked wilted/brown. They got frost bite. And I do want some pictures outside.
Seems like a lot of money to spend on something that might not make it to the main event. Hence the decision to go with artifical flowers.
I’ll check out Amazon, thanks! 🙂
Post # 4
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
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
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 # 7
I would love to see them. I admire you for making your own. I’m afraid too, since I’ve never made them it’s hard for me to see the final piece in my head and I’m worried about how they’re turn out.
Those are beautiful! I’ve recently heard of sola flowers, I love the wood aspect. My FI is a pilot, but loves woodworking as a hobby. I’ll check out etsy, sometimes shipping to Canada can be a bit of a downer haha. We shall see! Thanks for the picture inspiration!
There isn’t a lot. Welcome to Canada! haha. I plan on using pine and cedar bows as accents. I think it’ll look good! 🙂
Post # 8
I agree, check out sola wood flowers. I highly reccomend this etsy shop.
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.
Post # 9
Thank you so much!!! I will check her out for sure. Btw… Beautiful bouquet!!