(Closed) Dried lavender – MAKE bouquets or BUY bouquets?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: DIY or premade bouquets?
    DIY : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Premade : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Other (explain!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would be a little worried about DIY, because I’d be worried that all the buds would fall off. I am DIYing my own flowers. Can you get some ahead of time to try it out, and see how well the hold up to being manhandled into bouquetS? It might be easier to make them with fresh flowers and then dry them.

    Post # 4
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    I got all worried LOL…I would prefer to have them made.That way I know they would be perfect.

    Post # 6
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Well that’s a really reasonable price for 4 bouquets I’d probably just buy them 

    Post # 7
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    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If there only $30, you should buy them. It will be worth it for then cost and effort. DIYing them probably wont save you money here

    Post # 8
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    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you prefer to go the DIY, do a trial run now. Practice with the arrangement and see how the buds hold up. I would worry about dried flowers flaking but maybe preserved lavender holds up well? If you go the florist route, see if they will let you provide your flowers to them for arrangement. I was going to buy baby’s breath in bulk and have our florist charge us for the labour but she strictly supplies the flowers. Her price for flowers was fantastic anyways so this wasn’t a huge issue for me.

    Post # 9
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    posting in here to see what other folks say. I’m thinking of DIYing mine…it’s going to cost about $40 for 9 large bunches of dried lavender…so much cheaper than having it done.

    Post # 11
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m also thinking about it.  Anyone have good sites as to where to get good bunches?

    Post # 13
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    495 posts
    Helper bee

    I have made my dried lavender bouquet, boutonnières and centerpieces already with 2 bundles (8 oz. each) bought on Amazon $22 for a bridal bouquet, 14 bouts (we’re doing them for family and we’re not having a wedding party) and 6 centerpieces, all done in an afternoon with the help of hot glue, ribbon, pin backs, good scissors and a $6 bunch of dried white flowers, mostly baby’s breath, from Michael’s. I have leftover lavender, even. I think if you’re making BM bouquets, you might need 1 more bundle.

    Post # 14
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TogetherThroughLife:  

    a local store here…I just walked in and saw lavender hanging down and was like WHOA!! The lady said she would do a special order for me in by April. I’m going to check in again at the end of this month to see what’s going on and if that’s still the plan.

    @jmarvellous:  

    do you have any tutorials on how to make the bouts? 😉

    Post # 15
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    590 posts
    Busy bee

    I bought this from IKEA for like 3 or 4 dollars I can’t remember.  It is premade with lavender and some dry grass.  I just stick the insect pin on it.

    Post # 16
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would do a run of it. see how it works. butif it’s not to pricey then have them made.

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