Post # 1
Hi Bees –
So I’m planning on doing mason jar centerpieces – mostly flowers, and then some small ones with tealights – and I’m looking for some advice… namely, for the diy-flower brides, when did you make (or, when are planning on making) your centerpieces? (We have a Saturday evening wedding, and I’m wondering if I can get away with this on Thursday, or if I should recruit friends to do it for me on the Saturday).
Did you make them at home – and, if so, how did you transport them to the venue?
Any other advice? Or photos from your own weddings?
Post # 3
Hmm, I’m using mason jars but I also have a florist. What kind of flowers are you using? That will make a big diff on when you should do them. I would try to find a flower that you can to a majority of the work on Friday because you don’t want to be stressed on your wedding day. As for transporting them, I’d find a box that they fit snugly into and then have people on either side of the box making sure it doesn’t tip.
Post # 4
Why dont you try a test run with one jar and flowers and see how well it holds up? I think in part it will depend on what flowers you plan on using.
If you prep the flowers properly by cutting the ends off and a slice up the middle, as well as maybe putting some miracle grow in the water they will likely hold up for a few days.
As for transporting, I would use a van (mini would work if you can take the seats out) or rent a utility van. Place the jars in a box and then stuff the box with newspaper around the jars to hold them still. I would only have the minimum water in them and then refill them at the venue to make it easier to transport. (assuming there are enough that wont fit in a car or the height woundnt be a problem in a trunk)
If your venue allows you to store things there, maybe you can assemble them there on Thursday?