Bouquets and money, I need tips!… Please.

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: DIY Bridesmaids Bouquets vs. let the florist do it?
    DIY Bridesmaids Bouquets and save yourself 200$ : (34 votes)
    74 %
    Just let the florist do them. : (9 votes)
    20 %
    Flowers are giving me a headache too. : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    11178 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @SimonSaysBride:  What is your estimated total cost for the 3-4 BM bouquets? Those look lovely.

    Is that a dark ribbon or floral tape on the stems? I can’t tell.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you will have time, I vote DIY!  I did my own bouquets, with the help of my mom and sister, on the afternoon before my wedding and have no regrets.  I would just say to make sure you have ample time to do them.

    Also I think your trial run looks great!

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11178 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @SimonSaysBride:  I definitely say DIY. Three to four bouquets isn’t a huge deal and they look relatively easy to put together so you shouldn’t be too overwhelmed come crunch time. Save yourself the money!

    Post # 7
    Member
    5664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you’re just doing roses, and that’s the flower you really want, might as well do it yourself. Seems easy enough!

    If you don’t want to DIY and don’t care if it’s roses per se, you can have her use other flower types

    Post # 8
    Member
    2991 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SimonSaysBride:  They look great.  If you have the time, totally DIY.

    That said, I would definatly look at your day of/day before time line and make sure you can have the time blocked off to do it, just to make sure you don’t drive yourself nuts.

    Post # 9
    Member
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would DIY!

    Post # 10
    Member
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    DIY!  You did a great job!  Honestly if you just give yourself the right amount of time the day before you should be fine 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    DIY! If you’re worried about time ask someone you trust (and doesn’t have anything else they’re helping you with the day before) to help. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    7546 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    DIY!

    Post # 13
    Member
    9696 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Little_Nut88:  Why does it take so much time? I’m not trying to be dense, I am trying to wrap my head around this process as I want to do it myself. Essentially you just put the flowers together and tie them…no? Also, how do they stay fresh? Fridge? 

    I’ve never done it but I honestly can’t see why it’s so hard to tie flowers together. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d honestly keep shopping around.  This sounds like a “Wedding” price, to me.  Roses are expensive, but also, if it’s just a bunch oof roses you want, all you need are roses and florist’s tape.  You’re not really getting the benefit of their desgn skill or expertise if it’s the simplest possible bouqet, like that, and that’s part of the price at a florist.

    Post # 16
    Member
    9696 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @SimonSaysBride:  I love the simplicity of your boquet. If design is all I’m paying for, I’d rather not and save myself a “busy” look. I will do something similar. Thanks for sharing! 

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