- Mrs. Myrtle Beach
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Bees, my original plan was to DIY real flowers ordered from Sam’s Club and putting them together a day or two before. I was planning to rent a fridge for the week and keep them fresh in the garage. Logistics have made that not an attractive option, I am working until the Thursday before our Saturday wedding, and I will have a houseful of company the entire week before til who knows when? So instead of pulling my hair out (which self-catering and doing my cupcakes for the tower and the chocolate favors may have me doing ANYWAY!)doing 6 bridesmaids and my own plus corsages, etc. I have decided to do starfish, seashells and silk flowers and tulle in advance and store them in plastic containers so they don’t get dusty, etc. before the day.I have all the supplies and will start on them this weekend.
Here is my inspiration, one of our lovely Bees. Mine will be in our colors, tiffany blue and brown for the girls, ivory/whites for me with tiffany and cream ribbon:
I ordered seashells in bulk and starfish from the same place, seashellco.com and they came and look really nice:
I got a few different kinds/sizes then I ordered some of a different kind that they didn’t have that I wanted the shapes of for my bouquet from Hobby Lobby:
I am going to paint them, turquoise and brown with this:
for the Bridesmaid or Best Man and pearl white for me and use sugar coating glitter like this on them:
I will then get to work assembling.
I needed flowers to fill in between (for which I am using ivory tulle and cream roses for mine, turquoise roses for the BMs and chocolate tulle) and I ordered them from Efavormart.com which had the best price and I had compared and looked EVERYWHERE, all the big name stores, WalMart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, even Dollar Tree. Since I needed roses for the pomanders I am making I went with Efavormart and got the open roses, in bunches, what I think was a steal. I got one ivory (84 roses) and then 4 X 84 of turquoise (336 roses) giving me enough to do the fill in on the bouquets and all of my pomanders with a few left over. I may end up ordering more as the centerpiece vision becomes more evolved but for now that is more than enough.
I was nervous because I had seen some less-than-stellar reviews mixed in with the good but the roses are really nice! They came smushed in plastic bags in a cardboard box but fluffed up nicely and for 420 roses, $80.96 including shipping. I ordered 3/26 and they arrived at my door via UPS on 4/2. I don’t think you can beat that with a stick. This is how they came packed:
Here they are fluffed up a little. The only thing I am not crazy about is the edges on the cream ones look like they were cut with pinking shears but they will just be for filler so I think that will be fine and they will all be smushed together on the pomanders so not going to be noticeable. I wouldn’t put them out in a vase alone or just a few because I think that would be noticeable for sure but for my purposes, cheap and will work great:
I will be back to show you how they look when I am done! I expect I ought to have a mock up of a Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet by Sunday.I have worked with silk flowers and done several weddings even in the past so this is a lot more inside my comfort zone than real flowers would have been anyway. I am super excited to see how they turn out! It will be perfect for our beach/starfish theme wedding!