(Closed) To DIY or not to DIY… that is the question

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: How should I deal with flowers?
    Search for a new florist : (3 votes)
    38 %
    DIY : (4 votes)
    50 %
    Ask the venue to handle it : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Stick with the first florist : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Most florist provide their own vases and all other supplies.  IMO, that is weird.

    I DIYed my own flowers, so here are a couple things I would recommend you to consider

    1. have help!  I had about 6 people total helping me to make 16 centerpieces, 4 church arrangements, aisle dcor, 6 bouquets and about 10 bouts and corsages. It took us about 3.5 hours.

    2. Order your flower for immediate pickup (we picked ours up the morning we put them together–day before the wedding so they were as fresh as possible

    3. have or hire a friend/coordinator be available to transport and assemble everything

    4. you need space to store them in a refrigerator in between putting together and the wedding

    5. order more than you need.  every flower won’t be perfect!

    We did a lot of trial and error to assemble them and just kind of winged it. but they turned out fabulously.

    You can see more info in my bio about the flowers! http://bios.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-green-and-white-bouquets

    Not to sway you one way or the other, just want to be prepared either way. If I didn’t have the volunteered help I had, I couldn’t have done it!

    Post # 4
    Member
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    We’re doing our own flowers, too, and I know it’s going to be hard. Do you have some inspiration photos yet? I’m already practicing the arrangements.

    Post # 5
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If it is not a budget issues, I would just keep looking for a florist or see what the venue recommends and save yourself the headache. Flowers can sometimes get tricky.

    Just visit a few more or see if someone you know can recommend one in your area, that is usually a great help and you still have some time!

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