Post # 1
We want mostly twigs for our decorations like the two pictures below, with some flowers thrown in the mix. We will have a florist make our bouquets and bouts, and the touches of flowers for the ceremony/reception, so is it a waste to have them also deal with the twigs? Or should we go out and find our own twigs? How do we make sure we find the right look? I’m an avid DIYer but the one thing I don’t want to deal with is arranging flowers the day of. If we want to do the twigs ourselves, we would have to order loose flowers and vases to put the look together. Has anyone else made their own and do you have pictures to share? Or have you hired the florist to take care of it all? What is the most reasonable method?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I did not. However, my stepdaugther is recently engaged, and she wants twigs and branches as the foundation of her centerpieces, so I am very interested in seeing how the bees respond to your post. We may be able to find some ideas and inspiration, too. 🙂
Post # 4
I used branching in a lot of different places. I had my florist do it, because I had way too much to do on my own (centerpieces, memorial table, bouquets, and balcony covered in branches and lights) and she was super affordable. Because I could get it done by her so cheap, it was worth it to me to have her do it and not have to worry about it. Maybe you can check with your florist and get a quote and see what they would charge and then make a decision based on that. A lot of my stuff I actually gave to the florist for her to arrange, which helped keep costs down as well. I gave her woodslices, lanterns, birds and twigs for the cake, etc. She did provide all the other branching except what I bought for the cake and added flowers and moss.
Post # 5
Well we did DIY curly willow center pieces, but I had a lot of help which included my sister who works for a wedding florist. I was able to borrow the vases from my sisters employer but had to buy the rest, which was very afforable. We did everything ourselves and it take s a lot of time. You would think it wouldnt take that long but it does! If you dont want to be messing with the centerpieces/flowers the day of then I would say hire a florist and the peace of mind and the ease of the day will be worth the cost.
These were mine.
Post # 6
I had my florist do it. She created a wishing tree out of curly willow (because a manzanita tree is stupid expensive), and also incorporated it into our centerpieces. like this.
wishing tree (I don’t have a photo of the whole thing, sadly)
and also like this. I wish we had a few more sticks in there, though. :