Post # 1
I need your help!
Could you guys tell me what your biggest concerns with your wedding flowers were/are?
Also, did you guys make your own wedding flowers yourself? What are some pros and cons for doing your own flowers??
I’m doing this survey and wanted to figure out what other brides thought about this.
Please be as honest as possible, that would be awesome. 🙂
Thanks for all your help!
Post # 3
You’re doing a survey?
Well, I was most worried that the tulips and anemones I had would open too much and look weird. They didn’t at all.
I didn’t do my own flowers, but I imagine the biggest issue would just be that it’s another thing to worry about. If you want anything that looks really professional (nice round bouquets, fancy centerpieces, etc.) then that would be hard do without experience.
I think if you’re having a really casual wedding and want a few loose bouquets and no more then doing your own is a great idea.
Post # 4
Well, I just want to see how other brides handled the whole floral aspect of the wedding and what was hard for them.
Thank you for your advice! 🙂
Post # 5
Flowers weren’t hard for me at all. I didn’t have any real concerns about the flowers, because I had been given a fantastic recommendation for a florist and I knew she would do a beautiful job.
I would say the pros for doing your own flowers is the cost. You can save some money doing it yourself. You also have more control over how they look.
The cons would be that you aren’t able to get your flowers at wholesale, so you might have to get lower quality flowers that won’t last as long. You have to do your own arrangements, which means getting your own vases, floral foam, etc. You have to make time to do the arrangements the day of your wedding so they’ll be fresh.
Post # 6
My biggest concern is that the “blue” flowers that I’ve asked for will end up being more “purple” than blue.
I’m not doing my own, and my florist is great, so i’m sure it will work out. Didn’t know how hard it was to find blue flowers when I came up with my colour scheme though!
Post # 7
My florist’s town has been completely flooded out and evacuated. So, that is my biggest concern!
Post # 8
My concern was that the flowers I really wanted would become unavailable, which happened. Three days before my wedding, the peonies and gladiolus weren’t available, so we made some subsititutions.
This is exactly why you hire a florist you really trust – the substitutions that were made were beautiful, and my vision was still achieved.
Post # 9
my biggest concern was how we were going to transport our flowers. My sisters did all of the work in a different city and then trucked them into Los Angeles. We set everything up the day before but took bouquets with us to the hotel. We had 2 mini vans full of flowers with 4 passengers – my nephew picked up everyone’s luggage and delivered it to hotel. Lots of organization helped on the big set up day 🙂
Post # 10
Putting them together myself! I am using silks for the bouquets, and I’m going to get help arranging them, but I’m worried about the two flower arrangements I’m making for the ceremony. It’s winter, so I wanna do all baby’s breath (I think it looks like snow), and I was thinking about getting real since it’s so cheap, but I don’t want them to turn brown!
Post # 11
The cost! I LOVE flowers and this was the part i was most looking forward to about my wedding day. Also deciding on something and relinquishing control to a pro. Most florists like to wait to seriously plan until after you have picked your bridesmaid dresses, and usually 6months before and then again a few weeks before. Also at certain times of the year certain flowers are hard to get or there may be a shortage for one reason or another making orders unfillable.
I know I can make my own arrangements but all I want to worry about on my wedding day and the few days before are relaxing and taking it all in. I don’t want to have to run around setting things up or hoping a family member will do as instructed. I remind myself these two things, you only get married once – so live it up and enjoy, and a year or ten years from now will it really matter? my sister was bugged that her invites were addressed with abbreviated states instead of each state being spelled out. now three years later i reminded her and she said she had forgotten and that it really didn’t matter/not worth getting upset over
Post # 12
My biggest concern is not knowing at all what it’s going to look like until the day before the wedding when I go pick up my bridal party flowers and my bouquet.
Post # 14
I’m still not settled on colors yet but I’m really concerned about cost. I’m just worried that we won’t be able to get something beautiful within our budget.
Post # 15
I am trying to put together silk flowers as the centerpieces in varying shapes and sizes. I am planning to use a florist for the family/personal/bridal bouquets and bouts but if it’s too expensive, I might even try to do those myself from flowers I can buy at the grocery store. My biggest concern is that my CPs will look so awful that I’ll end up with nothing to have on display in the tables. I guess I”ve got to keep practicing making arrangements:)
Post # 16
Another one for not knowing what the finished product will look like.
Alot of the flowers from my inspirations pics were subbed with different kinds (due to season or whatever reason) so I’m nervous about it not looking like what I imagine