(Closed) DIY flowers! Let me see yours!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We didnt buy bulk instead we bought from a local farmer by the stem out of his cold room. It was a great experience because the day before the wedding I just went in and started picking a bucket full of flowers.

I did have my cousin who use to work for a florist who did all of our flowers.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do a trial run!! Can’t stress how important this is. I’m lucky to have a bridesmaid that used to work for a florist. It takes some practice, and I wouldn’t attempt it on or before the big day without knowing exactly how I was going to put things together. Here is my trial run. We’ll be making some changes adding more large leaf dusty miller, more peach avalanche roses, and no eucalyptus. We wouldn’t have known what I wanted unless we tried it first. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Great!

Since I didn’t want a structured looking bouquet, a trial run was unnecessary. I put mine together the day of and my friend did the bridesmaids and table decorations. I’d never made a bouquet before either, but honestly, our flowers were the least stressful DIY thing we tackled.

 

I really recommend where I got my flowers. Flower Muse and Fabulous Florals.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

heres my flowers…thanks to Michaels!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We planned to do it the day before, but had sooooo much other DIY stuff to do that day, so we ended up doing it the morning of. I’m glad it worked out that way–the hydrangeas barely survived that way, I can’t imagine how they would have looked a day later.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love everyone’s bouquets!

I arranged all my flowers.  I did the centerpieces and bouquets 2 days before the wedding and the boutonnieres the day before.  It was a lot of work, but I liked how they turned out.

I posted lots of details about assembly process here if you’re interested.  Good luck! 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I practiced doing my bouquets and centerpieces last weekend. 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Roe:  When and where did you get your hydrangeas from? I had some in my centerpiece trial that lasted 2 days; I got them from the farmer’s market, who had pulled them just that morning.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got sunflowers in bulk from Sam’s Club. My MOH and I put them together right before the rehearsal dinner, so the day before. However, my wedding was a morning wedding, so doing them the day of was not an option. If I were having an evening wedding, I would definitely do them the day of! I really don’t think it was that hard, but then again I wasn’t going for anything super professional looking. It took about 45 minutes to trim, put together, and wrap 5 bouquets. Here’s mine:

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@StephieBee:  Well, them lasting truly depends on the farm that picks them, not the shipment company that supplies them. If they are picked too late, they will wilt. Some of mine were fine, some drooped a lot! They arrived Thurs for a Sat wedding.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Roe:  Wow, that’s nuts!! Well our plan is to do those pieces last, and keep them submerged head-first in water until we need them. Then someone will be in charge of spritzing them with water on a pretty consistent basis. We are doing mine Friday afternoon for Saturday night. I hope they hold! Our trials seemed to do okay. 

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