Wedding Flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Go for it!  I DIY’d my flowers and it was fun, and not as hard as people make you think. I had them delivered Thursday for a Sunday wedding from Sams club and then got more from Wegmans (grocery store).  If I was to do it again I’d get them all from Wegmans. 

Do you have a pic of what kind of what you want the centerpieces to look like? Or what kind of flowers you want? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Shahlajm:  I’m doing my own center pieces with vases and flowers. I have mocked it up but haven’t  seen every part of it together together. I went to Hobby Lobby (they always mark their silk flowers on sale) and Michaels to put mine together. First I searched the web for ideas. Here are the vases and flowers. Inside the vases are going to be black rocks at the bottom and a red waterproof LED light. They will sit on a round mirror with red rose petals. The tables are going to have black table cloths with white table runners….. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Shahlajm:  my photog didn’t get any pics of them set up at the venue, but here’s about 1/2 of them lined up ready to go in the war zone…errr basement 🙂 

The calla lilies (that DH insisted we have after watching too many David Tutera wedding shows) were super easy, just cut and put in bud vases. The roses I used wet florist foam. I used mixed milk glass containers. Very simple nothing fancy, but perfect for our venue. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And a shot of the dining room even though you can’t see them too good. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Goofball:  When did you put them in the vases? Day before?

Shahlajm:  I’m in Canada as well and I am thinking of doing my own.  My “plan” right now is to have them delivered on Wednesday, for a Thursday wedding.  Put them in vases on the Friday while the guys are setting up tables, etc.

I don’t know how your flowers work at your Costco but we have some options.  You can buy at the store, but you are chancing selection.  Or you can order from the ladies who set up a table by the flowers for a few hours each week. In Sask, where I am, they are from a different company than the ones you can order online from Costco.ca. I can’t remember the company name but they supply the instore flowers here.

The lady in-store said they are cutting back the online ordering from costco.ca, not sure if this is true or not, but its something to look into.

I’m using a florist for my bouquets, etc. And she flat out told me to do the centrepieces it would be $3000-5000.  Hell no.  She recommended Costco, as she couldn’t beat their prices on roses.  But she did beat their prices on hydrageas,and a few fillers, so I’m getting about 40% of the flowers from her and the rest from the ladies at Costco.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I did! We are going for super simple so I got some flowers, stones, floating candles and vases from Michaels. Done and done! Here is a sample. Please forgive the size, I have no idea how to adjust sizes since the update.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We did our own, the morning of.  Luckily a handful of aunts & family friends had volunteered for flower duty well ahead of time, knowing I would busy doing other things that morning.  My dad grew them all in his garden, so they cut them all and arranged ~75 centerpieces that morning, plus 6 bouquets for me to choose from!  

I’ve heard of other people doing them the day before and storing them somewhere cool (but not COLD like a fridge) with flower-preserver stuff in the water…

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did mine the night before and just left everything in water.  Then I cut the stems 2-3 inches just before I needed them.

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