Post # 1
I’m wondering if any bay area brides have DIYed their flowers and what local resources you used…
also, people charge way too much for flowers! 🙂 all we’re doing is my bouquet and 7 bouts…if anyone DIYed their own flowers and is intersted in making a little extra cash on the side by doing mine please let me know 🙂
*sorry for the double posting
Post # 3
hey cool, i just found this site and it looks pretty interesting. I registered just to respond to your message. I’m in SF also and would love to help with your DIY flowers (i’m planning to do my own as well). I’ve done 3 bouquets for me and my friends for a halloween costume and it turned out pretty well…. hmm can’t figure out how to upload the pic.
would love to share ideas etc for wedding in the SF bay area!
Post # 4
There is a wholseale flower place in Sacramento, its called Flora Fresh Inc. which will help with cost on the flowers.
Post # 5
I sent you a PM. DIY is totally do able and there are a lot of great places to get flowers around the Bay if you do a little research before hand and order them. I did my own flowers for my wedding and I won’t lie, it was work, but it got done and I was happy!
Post # 6
Check out Huckleberry Karen. She’s a florist and she runs a DIY workshop every now and then and shows you how to do flowers for your event. She charges a fee, but it is well worth it IMO.
Post # 7
Definitely second the DIY workshop with Karen. I went when she last hosted one (March, I think?) and it was so worth it. It’s an affordable class and you learn so much! I did my flowers for my wedding (earlier this May) and it was very satisfying for the perfectionist in me 🙂
Post # 8
<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #555544; font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px">First, browse a comprehensive list of what is available by season in California- put out by the California Cut Flower Commission.
Then I suggest going on Localharvest.org to find farms in your area (this is the way to get the most bang for your buck – and fresh, beautiful, seasonal flowers).
The Green Bride Guide
Post # 9
I am planning on doing my own flowers too. I searched google for bouquets that I liked and found several. I ordered 70 burgundy and 70 orange calla lilies from flowersandfreshness.com for under $200 and they will be delivered 3 days before the wedding in time for them to hydrate and bloon. I am so excited about doing the flowers ourselves and can’t wait for them to get here. I will definitely post pics once my DIY wedding is all over with.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Family Lake House
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