DIY wedding bouquet?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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595 posts
Busy bee

I had oregionally wanted to DIY both mine and all 5 of my bridesmaids bouquets until I realized just how time consuming it really was. I ended up buying silk flowers from hobby lobby and made my maids bouquets ahead of time and just paid to have mine get made. It was so worth the money because your bouquet gets photographed so much that you want it to be picture perfect. I think the bridesmaids bouqets ended up only costing $10 a bouquet. I HIGHLY do not suggest making your bouquets the day before your wedding because you will be scrambling like crazy getting all your last minute stuff done. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I (well mostly aunts and cousins, really) made my bouquet and all our centerpieces the morning of the wedding. It can work well if you won’t have a bunch of other things to do (I did, hence the major help from others) and if you’re going for a wild slightly messy look. It’s definitely a fairly serious undertaking though. 

I know plenty of other brides here have done so. I remember PeachSnapple had a great post on her DIY flowers. 

 

Post # 6
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88 posts
Worker bee

I have almost finished my bouquet. A little torn if it looks tooo fake with the flowers I chose. Thoughts? I may need to incorporate a few real one’s on the day of the wedding; maybe even just some babies breath. Thoughts?

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I DIY’d all of my flowers

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mrs.DK:  Thanks 🙂  It was actually pretty quick, I did all the bouquets the day before my wedding and even had time to bake 2 desserts for my welcome dinner that evening.  However, the day that the flowers arrived (2 days before the wedding), my mom and I prepped all the stems (cut the ends, stripped off leaves, removed thorns, and placed them in water) which took about 2-3 hours.  The paper cones and decoupaged shoeboxes were finished weeks before the wedding so that I wouldn’t have to worry about that part of the DIY so close to the wedding.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I DIYed all my flowers the day before with my bridesmaids. I made everything except they made their own bouquets and the glass jar centerpieces. It was really fun and everyone couldn’t believe we did them. I also saved a ton of money and got all the flowers that I wanted!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mrs.DK:  I made boutonniere alternatives because the guys are all gamers, plus I think bouts need to be made the morning of the wedding and I didn’t want to deal with that.  We were able to keep the stems long on the bouquets, leave them in water (unrefrigerated) overnight, then cut the stems (2-3 inches) to prevent them from dripping during photos/ceremony; but, I was worried the bouts would wilt/droop.  I made these bouts out of polymer clay

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