Anyone thinking of DIY florals?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee

I’m totally DIYing my own flowers too! I have a little bit of floral experience and I feel that it is plenty to get my 2 bouquets, 3 boutenierres, 2 corsages, and centrepieces done easily. I am probably not going to use many roses however, I would prefer peonies and filler flowers. 

I suggest just keep doing some trials and get comfortable wiring and taping your roses, bending and arranging them. I sometimes just grab grocery store flowers and come home and make something out of them to practice. 

Also, you don’t have to use your roses the day you purchase them. If they are in good condition when you recieve them store them in buckets of lukewarm water, preferably in a fridge, but a very cool area will do for a few days if you mist them with water a couple times a day. When you get them check the bottoms of the stems, if they look woody or brown, trim them about an inch and half and then store them. Roses retain an air pocket in the bottom of the stem when they are out of water for a long time and this can prevent them from taking new water into the stem. 

Hope to see some of your trials posted!

Post # 4
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m planning on doing DIY flowers from Sams Club, using roses, carnations, and baby’s breath. I’m planning on pretty large centerpieces and plenty of flowers all around, so it will be a huge undertaking, but I’m planning on having a girls’ day the day before the wedding with the bridal party, the two moms, and two family friends that have experience in floral arrangements. That’ll be a total of 10 women working on flowers, so I hope it’s not too ambitious.

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