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SO I of course have read a ton of posts about DIY flowers but I haven’t come across one like this: who has had great luck with DIY flowers (centerpieces and/or bouquets/bouts) and what exactly did you order? I’m talking, give us a run down of how many of each flower and filler you ordered. I am creative but not when it comes to this, haha. I would love to have someone say, I had great luck ordering flowers from XXX and I ordered XXX and the end result was great and it was fairly easy to put together. Thanks everyone, I’m about to pull my hair out over the flower issue. It’s the ONLY thing I have left to do with my November wedding!
Post # 3
I am glad you posted this I am wondering the same thing, I have heard that alot of brides use http://www.fiftyflowers.com for their great product and good customer service, but like you I have no idea how much to order and I didn’t even know what a filler flower was until I started wedding planning
Post # 4
I didn’t use filler flowers. I got one bunch of flowers per centerpiece. My sil’s dad ordered them for me b/c he knows what he’s doing. We got a few extra just in case. I only had one type of flower in the centerpiece to simplify things.
Post # 5
Great thread. I’m really curious about this too!
@artbee: how many were in each bunch?
Post # 6
Hi there. I had a great experience with DIY flowers through fiftyflowers.com. I ordered 800 roses and 160 stems of spray roses (split between four colors for both), and the end result was great and it was fairly easy to put together (with my fabulous helper!). I would definitely recommend it– I saved a TON of money. I wrote up some advice after the wedding, if you wanted some specifics: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wedding-pics-diy-flowers-from-fiftyflowerscom
Also, if you do a “DIY Flowers” search using that search box up in the top right, you will find some other posts that give tons of specifics and advice– lots of us have done DIY flowers, and lots of us have been very happy with the results. I think there is also a huge DIY flower thread with suggestions over at the Indie Bride website forums.
Post # 7
Our centerpieces were a single rose on 12 tables, my bouquet had 20 roses (I think?), each bridesmaid had 8 roses, our flower girl and toss bouquet had 5. We made 11 bouts and 8 corsages.
I ordered 120 red roses from Sam’s Club online and no filler of any kind. They came with all the leaves and thorns on, but were easy to remove following the directions from Sam’s Club online. I had an excellent experience and was 100% happy with the final result. Like the website says, they come in looking a little sad but perk up beautifully in 2-3 days. I ordered mine to be delivered on Wed for the Sat wedding and they opened up and looked fantastic. I did have about 5 stems break or look a little too bruised.
You’ll need large 10 gallon buckets (check Home Depot/Lowes) to fill with water for storage in room temp to cool temps (we just stuck them in the house which was air conditioned in hot June). I used 5 buckets total for the 120 stems.
With the supplies to make everything, I spent about $200 total and absolutely loved it! Almost every single one of the more than 100 reviews on the Sam’s website were just as positive as mine. Hope this helps you!
Post # 8
Wow, thank you everyone!!! I hadn’t checked my account in a few days and came back to see all of your wonderful posts 🙂 Thank you for the advice!
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We also ordered one of the premade packages from Sam’s and the flowers were beautiful. Everything was already made and saved some time. We got the all white package and I think it was $300., but we didn’t need centerpieces so this was a great cost cutting measure.