Post # 1
I am wanting to make my own bridesmaids bouquets and also mine. I am not wanting anything extravagant, I want it simple and classy. Anyways how long should I wait to make these? wedding is saturday and I was thinking of making them today and keep them in refrig. till saturday.
Post # 3
There are a few factors that come in when planning on making your own bouquets, as real flowers go bad and quick if not reserved correctly. Also do you need time for the flowers to open? What kind are you planning to use? That will give a better estimate when to make.
Post # 4
I would make them tonight if you have time to store them and also if they aren’t fully bloomed. Then I’d just store them in a cool dark room or closet.
Post # 5
@blushingTXbride: Im a worrier who would hate for them to go a bit funky, so I would do them friday afternoon! 🙂 Awesome bonding time for you and bridemaids with some bubbly to enjoy the day before? 😀
Im making our centrepieces and though they really arent hard, they will wilt at the edges if I do them any earlier than the day, so I will have FMIL and some friends to make them day-of 🙂
Post # 6
I did my own flowers for my wedding and I ordered the flowers to come in 2 days before. When they arrived, I cut the stems, trimmed off leaves/thorns and placed them in water so they could rehydrate for at least 15 hours. The next day, I assembled the bouquets (I didn’t do bouts or corsages) and placed those in water (about 2-3 inches deep) keeping the stems long enough so that I would be able to trim another 3 inches off the bottom just before the ceremony (so that your bouquets don’t drip). I did not refrigerate, but I kept them in a cool place and set my thermostat to 70F.