(Closed) DIY Flower Centerpieces!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am having around 200 guests, around 20 tables, and 3 different centerpieces.  I have one high design and two low designs.  So, I’m partial, but I don’t think 3 is too many.  I like the variety and it’s not like people will be overwhelmed by seeing 3 different designs.  All of my centerpieces pretty much use the same flowers so they all tie in with each other. 

You might not have to cut corners if you can design centerpieces that aren’t expensive to create.  My florist is using some roses, but he is pulling the petals down which makes the rose look more like a gardenia and since it becomes wider, it takes up more space creating a fuller look.  PM me and I can share some pics with you of my ideas that my florist executed perfectly in our planning session!

Post # 4
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170 posts
Blushing bee

I think this is achievable with a few BIG caveats:

1) You have Wednesday and Thursday before your wedding off and free (No family/friends you have to see or 600 other DIY projects)

2) You are happy with the quality of arrangements you can produce (you have done it before and think they were beautiful). This includes knowing how to use wet foam, wiring, floral tape, and how to store and take care of the flowers.

3) You are not expecting to do giant intricate centerpieces (single bloom low flowers or fruit arrangements can look absolutely gorgeous and are doable)

4) You have a set of people who have comitted to transporting and setting up the flowers and you trust them completely (this cannot be your wedding party or family – they will be busy)

5) These trusted delivery people can get into the venue at least 4 hrs before your ceremony is due to start (especially if they are guests)

 This is the highest recommended and least expensive flower wholesaler  I’ve been able to find: http://freshroses.com/

Some great resources:

 http://www.diybride.com/2005/01/10/diy-flower-resources/

http://kvetch.indiebride.com/index.php?t=msg&th=8620&start=0&rid=8035&S=f7fb3220002d2c1e240e1574ea683eb8 

 

Post # 5
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I highly agree with everything vyeta7 said, and would just like to add one more: that you won’t be a stickler for perfection.

If you are a wedding planner and have a tax ID, you can go through a local floral distributor to get your blooms. Good luck!

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