(Closed) Ladies who DIYed Flowers. How Long Would it Take?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Should I DIY my flowers or not?
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    question: are you doing real or fake floral?

    Its a pretty easy to do DIY centerpieces, bouquet, and boutonierre.

    It depends on the style you are doing…for what you need. But the basis is floral tape, floral wire, and wire cutters.

    If you are doing fresh flowers you have to be careful that the liquids in the stems doesnt seep out onto your dress and tux.

    I did fake flowers and I have been able to just work on them a little at a time every night until they are done! A lot less stressful.

    If you could post some pictures of what kind of style you are wanting for the centerpieces, bouquet, and boutonierre..we could more then likely tell you what you would need to to those!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @cirrus:“I” did my own– 16 centerpieces (we needed 13, and just had some extras “in case”, 10 bouts, 2 corsages, 4 bouquets.

     

    Took me, mom and 3 family members 2 hours to pick out the flowers at the flower mart.

    (FWIW MY “inspiration” was–I’ll figure it out when I see what’s fresh that day

    Took a team of 4 2 hours to do the centerpieces. A team of me and one friend did the bouts and corsages in an hour and a half.

    Then I did the bouquets with me, my husband and one friend in about an hour.

    Remaking my bouquet the night before because it fell apart– an hour (because I was freaking the f*** out.)

     

    If you go the DIY route

    1. accept all help and delegate a LOT

    2. accept imperfection

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Other things you need:

    *wrist corsage pieces — either a plastic or elastic wrist band, and potentialy ribbon, cloth, lace, or doilies for them

    *lapel pins for corsages/bouteniers

    *EXTRA floral tape (buy double)

    *clippers, and buckets of water

    *oasis foam helps a lot (optional)

    *Tussy mussy or other bouquet “holder” to keep stems from dripping on you. I used:

    for my bouquet and for my ladies’ bouquets.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We ordered ours from a local florist unassembled…we did my bouquet, 4 bridesmaids, flower girl basket, and several corsages/bouts (I can look up the exact number if you want) in about 2 hours (3 people working, at various levels of experience.  I would say want you need is EASILY doable!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Assuming your wedding is later in the afternoon, I think it is certainly doable.  But if you can get help, get it!  Something might not go the way you expect it to and you would need the extra help to adjust. IMO the corsages are the most difficult to make. Maybe make a few practice items before hand so that the day of you will be able to make them quickly with no problem.  

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @cirrus: We had a late Saturday morning wedding and did the flowers Friday morning.  As long as you have ample refrigeration space, and plenty of water, it should be fine.  For any corsages/bouts, seal them in a plastic baggie that you’ve exhaled a good “hot” breath into…that provides them with some moisture.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @cirrus: Welcome!  My friend who helped me (and has done tons of other weddings) says she got most of her knowledge from YouTube.  😀

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @cirrus: Yes.  Just keep them refrigerated.  Just think, those corsages in the grocery store are sitting there a few days and they still look great.  I believe certain types of flowers last longer than others.  You may want to look into that.  But then again… for just 24 hours, I think you’ll be fine.  

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