Has anybody had experience of dyeing their own flowers for their wedding?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The old lady across the road and myself dyed some flowers for my prom corsage a few years ago. From that experience, I would say dye as far ahead as possible, as we dyed roses and  something else(cant remember what) 6 hours before, and this wasn’t enough time to dry.If possible, I would suggest you dye early morning and assemble late afternoon/night. As for the bleeding of the dye, I dont think it would be an issue as long as they dry completely.

GOODLUCK! 

SkydiveLove:  

Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can always use floral spray as well, and dye the tips the blue color you want.

Post # 4
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What kind of flower & how are you planning on dying them? I used to wwork at a florist so I might be able to help.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

SkydiveLove:  We used something siilar to the dipit. Was a water based dye specifically for floral. I think about the 6 hour mark(?) as we had to double dye. We were dying white flowers yellow, and the dye didnt take as well the first time, so all up from first dye to dry was 6-6.5 hours. If i were you Id try do it the night before you plan to assemble, or early morning. GOODLUCK!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

SkydiveLove:  Oh boo. I never used that. We would spray the flowers which didn’ t take very long. Since carnations are pretty inexpensive I would do a dry run to perfect ur technique. Sorry I could not be of more help. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

SkydiveLove:  I’m not sure about the dyeing, but we are DIYing our flowers and are buying them the day before. Some flowers may not be totally bloomed when you purchase them, and this gives them a chance to finish, and the ones that are already fully bloomed will be just fine stored in a cool area. Be sure to cut them before you store them overnight so they can get a good drink of water!

As far as arranging goes, it depends on how creative you are and if you have ever even tried before. If I were you, I’d get a cheapie bouquet from the grocery store now (the kind with different flowers in it) and practice making boutinniers and bouquets. It’s not that difficult, but if you don’t have an eye for it and have never done it before, a little practice will make perfect!

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