(Closed) Anyone DIY bees do center pieces themselves?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I diy’d ALL of our flowers, I believe we had over 50 centerpieces. Cost was $800 with all garden roses (3 kinds) purchased from Fiftyflowers.com. If you’ve got some girls to help, then go for it! It took 6 of us 4 hours to put together all of our centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, and bouteniers.

 

 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti\'s in Dickson City, PA

I did my own. They were silk flowers, but it was still nice to save a lot of $$$$ on them! 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am doing my centerpieces myself we are having two different kinds. the shorter all candle ones cost about $11 & the Tall ones will cost about $24.00

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Jas00:  I just went to the San Francisco Flower Market on Saturday prices I found were $8.00 per bunch of 5 for hydrangeas & a pretty good size bunch of babys breath was $6.50. I am not sure if you are close to SF thou.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am – kinda. My caterer also does decorations. I am using her vases and I am providing the filler. I, too, love hydrangeas so I found an inspiration pic and then used afloral.com and a couple other places to find what I wanted to do.. I won’t have feathers (couldn’t find a good source) and I decided I’d fill the vases with beans..

the vases will be different (squareish) and there wont be rice — but cajuns always have rice hanging around and I couldn’t resist playing.. I want the flowers to be a lil lower to the top of the vase but honestly? It’s done. I will hand over my filler and flowers and not think twice {I hope~ that’s the plan} and whatever is.. is. 

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@lolot:  I absolutely LOVE this! How special to have your flowers come from his garden, and they are gorgeous!

 

Once upon a time I made centerpieces for a wedding, I used artificial flowers and was able to buy a lot of items from the dollar tree of all places! They didn’t look like a million bucks but they were cute. It was a lot of work and took a whole day, but it wasn’t really hard.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We bought hydrangeas from the grocery store and made our centerpieces. Borrowed vases and bought inexpensive candles and votives.  Grooms father made the aspen tree table numbers. All said and done, around  $250!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, I did mine.  The arrangements are made with cotton, dried florals, and sola wood flowers.  Got the vases at thrift stores, I made the doilies, and I sewed the burlap runners.  Very DIY!

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This was our DIY centerpiece, we had 12 in total.  We bought our flowers from Sams Club and had them delivered a few days before the wedding. We got spay roses.  Here’s the link to what we bought, we bought 2 orders – http://www.samsclub.com/sams/spray-roses-light-pink-100-stems/prod4980412.ip

We wrapped wine bottles in twine and bought quart size mason jars and some lace at Michaels.  The wood slabs my dad new someone who cut some for us.

Good luck!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think I spent $30 total on our 12 centrepieces!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It was a loose interpretation of this (only for autumn, with leaves, and with my own twist):

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jas00:  My Maid/Matron of Honor used to be a florist and offered to do the flowers. We bought everything (from Portland Flower Market & Swan Island Dahlias – Portland, OR local vendors) and we had a flower arranging party two days before the wedding. Maid/Matron of Honor, BMs, MOB and MOG all got together and made the arrangements. It was a blast and the flowers turned out beautifully! I spent the spring and summer collecting old silverplated containers to put the arrangements in, so the center pieces were all different shapes and sizes. Here are some pics:

 

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alex88:  Wow!  I LOVE yours!

 

@lolot:  Haha, slaughtered!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PeachSnapple:  Gorgeous, lush flowers. Love it!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did all of our flowers ourselves. 🙂 Here’s the link to my post about it and how we did it… and here are some pics below!

Btw, cost us about $500 for 12 large centerpieces, 12 small centerpieces, 7 bouquets, 6 bouts, and some small bouquets for lining the aisle. 🙂

 

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