Am I crazy to even attempt this? (pic heavy)

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What would you do?
    Go through the florist $60 per table : (9 votes)
    29 %
    DIY and cut your costs : (22 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @cestvrai:  I’m doing my DIY flowers tomorrow for my wedding on Saturday. The flowers arrive as they would to the florist so some will be closed but it means they will look super fresh on the day, if they start to open too early I’ll just pop them in the fridge. I’ll put up pics when I’m done tomorrow afternoon and let you know how transport etc goes. We’re dropping them off at the venue on the friday night.

    Post # 3
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @cestvrai:  I’m doing my DIY flowers tomorrow for my wedding on Saturday. The flowers arrive as they would to the florist so some will be closed but it means they will look super fresh on the day, if they start to open too early I’ll just pop them in the fridge. I’ll put up pics when I’m done tomorrow afternoon and let you know how transport etc goes. We’re dropping them off at the venue on the friday night.

    Post # 5
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    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d totally go for it. You’ll need a cool place to store them – does somebody have a basement? And definitely enlist help to assemble everything. And maybe consider a DOC who could help with setting everything out on the day of the wedding (and a million other things). But you can totally do this!

    Post # 6
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    8916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Honestly, for $300 I wouldn’t bother.  We did DIY flowers (out of my dad’s garden) and while they were absolutely lovely and affordable, it was also a pain in the ass.  I think avoiding the hassle (even if it’s other people doing most of the work) would be worth $300, unless you’re really really pinching pennies.

    Post # 8
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    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @cestvrai:  I would find a different florist. Shop around and ask for quotes. At least check if $60 is the going rate for centrepieces like this in your area, because even though you’ll have help, it’s going to be a lot of work to DIY.

    Post # 9
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    2193 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    This was my table ‘spread’ we bought the flowers at costco. The rest i bargain shopped for using coupons for the craft store & the flower pots came from ikea. for $400 we did 12 tables & the head table. I love the way they turned out, after our rehursal dinner i just got all my bridesmaids to help me with the flowers, it took us an hour MAX and then they were done and ready for the next day, did not regret doing our flowers DIY. 

    Post # 10
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    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @cestvrai:  We are doing non-floral centerpeices. Wheat and pinecones that I will emboss with some bronze powder, wrap the vase in twine or ribbon. Gonna pay about $50 for 10 centerpeices. 

    Post # 11
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    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    They look nice though I think the roses get lost in the babys breath. Also, can you get your brudal party to help with storing / setting up. 60 bucks is a lot per table!

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