(Closed) Any bees here mixed Floral Designer w/d.i.y. (50 Flowers) or a cheaper alt?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we had a florist do our bouquets, coursages, and bouts but we did our own centerpieces buying flowers wholesale. i’m not good with flowers so i didn’t want to try anything hard, so we just picked one type of flower and put them in a vase.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are planning the same thing as artbee. My sister did it for her wedding, my mom did the centerpieces and it turned out amazing!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re probably doing our own bouquets through Fifty Flowers since they’re just simple, all carnation single-color bouquets.  I’m looking into just getting the corsages and bouts from the floral department of the grocery store, though, since I don’t want to spend all the time making them and we don’t have anything too elaborate in mind anyway.  We’re doing non-floral centerpieces.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I hired a florist to do bouquets, bouts, 4 large arrangements for the church (which we then moved to the reception for various locations such as bar, guest book table, etc,), and pew lights (with greenery) for the aisle.  For the reception centerpieces and other reception flowers (cocktail tables, escort card area, bathrooms, etc.), I ordered roses and spray roses from fiftyflowers.com and went the DIY route.  But with a twist– I hired a woman my mom knew to execute most of the work, which was the best $20/hour spent out of the budget.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I helped with some of the flower stripping and showed her how I wanted the flowers to look in the vases I’d bought, but other than that, I just trusted her to make it look pretty.  I posted some tips and a review, if you want to check it out in my profile.  I’m so glad I went this route– I saved a TON of money and got the exact look that I was after.  Good luck!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Bellenga, the moss details sound beautiful!  Are you having an escort card display at all?  I LOVE the ones that utilize moss– so fresh and green and pretty.  Like this one: http://www.thebridescafe.com/?postID=669&diy-escort-card-box

Yes, I was VERY happy with fiftyflowers.com– I ordered from them twice (once for a sample test shipment that we used for my bridal shower, and then the big wedding order), and loved the quality of both.  It might be worth it for you to order a small sample shipment, to check out colors, how long the flowers last, etc.  (The customer service line will give you advice on this, but I found it helpful to have an actual order to “play” with and test out, plus it helped me decide what quantity to order).

Also, my first order came with a coupon code that I used on my big order, to get 10% off.  I think it was CARE09 or FLOWERS09, so I’m assuming it expired at the end of the year.  But I’m sure you can find one by Googling.  Good luck!

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