DIY Bouquets?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What kind of flowers?
    Skip the stress and go with silk : (5 votes)
    42 %
    DIY those real hydrangeas : (7 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I DIY’d the flowers for BFFs wedding a few months ago!  She did hydrangea with some roses and they turned out beautifully. I’ll post some pics and tips when I get home tonight!

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I haven’t done DIY flowers before, but check out Safeway, Giant, and Trader Joe’s for Hydrangeas too. In my area, it’s 3 stems for $5-6. Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    My friend did, and we had a great experience….she did hydrangea and roses too.  I think keeping it simple is the best way to go.

    I’m DIY’ing my own and have been practicing.  I’ve ordered mine through Flower Moxie, http://www.flowermoxie.com

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    FutureBride625:  In my experience, 3 out of the 5 weddings I have been in have DIYed their own flowers. It can be done (and look beautiful) but there are a few things to consider:

    1. Stress: You and your bridesmaids. Making all the arrangements before getting ready. Idk about you, but making bouqets the morning of the wedding adds a little stress to the table. It always takes longer than you anticipate and creates a mess. Do you really want the in your getting ready room?

    2. If you make them the night or day before: Please please please know that you have a refrigerator or freezer that all of your flowers will fit in. Maybe the kitchen at the venue? After all your hard work you don’t want your flowers to wilt.

    3. Transportation: Try to make them at the venue so you do not need to transport all of your flowers. My friend (who ordered from fifty flowers) got the advice that she should have the flowers arrive at her home in Florida and then transport them herself to her destination wedding in SOUTH CAROLINA. I hope that representative has since been fired.

    If you have a family member or bridesmaid that is familar with flower arranging than it would be easier for you. If not, make sure you get all of the supplies like floral tape, ribbon and push pins!

    I hope this was helpful!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    FutureBride625:  sorry I forgot to get back here!  Anyway, here is my BFFs bouquet. BMs were just pink hydrangea (spray painted as the natural pink was lighter than she wanted). Men had white or pink rose bouts. Centerpieces were just pink hydrangea.  Putting bouquets together was really easy and worthwhile. Bouts were hard and we broke a few (thankfully had extra). Transportation was fine. We kept them in water nearly all the time. If I had to do it again, I’d do the bouquets and centerpieces but buy the bouts since they are only like $7-15 each and were way harder to make. Oh we also got fake corsages from Pat Catans that were beautiful and looked real. I’m sure those would have been tough to DIY. Good luck!  

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh also, I just read the PP about doing them the night before and needing a fridge. We did them the day before (bought 2 days before) and kept the roses in the fridge but hydrangeas out. We made sure they weren’t near vents and had them in my basement where it was a little cooler. it was warm outside that time of year. They all stayed beautifully. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    FutureBride625:  I did all of the flowers for our wedding (with help from my mom, aunt, and dad).  We put bouteniers/corsages/bouquets in the fridge and left the centerpieces out.  They were fine.  We did them the Thursday before a Sat wedding, and picked up/had delivered all of the flowers on Wednesday.  I cranked the AC in our apt so it would be cool enough.  Just make sure to leave yourself enough time, and practice beforehand!

    Post # 9
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I DIY-ed a bouquet of silk dahlias for my engagent photos coming up in two weeks!!

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2021

    I just DIYed my bouquet yesterday(: i love them!! Theyre silk but i think they look fine to me! Also i love the fact that ill be able to keep it forever!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    FYI…boutonnieres and corsages made from hydrangea will not last. Hydrangeas are a flower that NEED lots of water. I just did a wedding last weekend with hydrangea bouquets and by the time the girls were done with the ceremony and pictures (1 hour 45 minutes) the bouquets were starting to get limp.

    If you do your own flowers you can do them two (maybe three days) before the wedding. If you don’t have a refrigerator to put them in maybe a cool basement you can keep them in?

    Post # 13
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    FutureBride625: 

    As long as the hydrangeas are in water they will be ok (hydra=hydro=water). You should have no problem with the centerpieces!! For hydrangea bouquets….put them in water when you and the girls don’t need to be holding them. Keep them watered until last minute (use a paper towel to dab the water off so it’s not dripping all over while walking up the isle), after the ceremony put them back in water until you need them for photos…it’ll keep them happy and fresh looking. Have vases on your head table to pop them in when you begin your reception. You will have big beautiful full hydrangea bouquets and centerpieces! The wedding I did used white roses for the boutonnieres and corsages and they looked lovely!

    he hyd

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