(Closed) Brides who have Made their own bouquets…..

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: If you could do it again, would you make Your Bouquet and Bridal Party Bouquets?
    Absoultely! : (31 votes)
    78 %
    Not worth the hassle : (9 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    Rosie, those look so great!

    I am thinking of doing my own but I’m a bit nervous about bouts… I think since they are actually affordable through florists I might go pro for that part, even if just getting them from a grocery.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Thanks for the tip! I might have to get some Tussie Mussies for the bouquets at my wedding. Though, in January, they might get really really cold. They’re just so pretty!

    Post # 19
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    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I am planning on doing my own bouquet.  I want something like this.  Is it going to be to hard??

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    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Amber- I don’t think it will be too hard.  The only challenge I can think of is that you might have to wire wrap the center most flowers.  A lot of sun flowers are bent at the top (like a shepard’s hook), so to get the flowers in the middle of the bouquet to face upwards- instead of to the side- you may have to wrap the stems with floral wire.

    Also just something to keep in mind- the petals of the sunflower are pretty delicate.  My sister’s bouquet included sunflowers and after being handled and passed around, by the end of the ceremony, some of the sunflowers were looking a little beat up.

    If you are concerned about wire wrapping the sunflowers, you may want to include some other flowers that can fill the center and have the sunflowers on the sides.  That’s what the florist that did my sister’s flowers did. 

    Here’s a photo of the flowers from my sister’s wedding (these are not DIY), but do incorporate sunflowers.

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    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Gorgeous work ladies. I am 95% sure i am going to DIY and have already practiced a few times. I love those sunflowers! (they are high on my flower list for my october wedding!) Thanks for the tip about wrapping them!

    Post # 22
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I too plan on arranging my own flowers. The pictures are stunning ladies. I do have a question, I rosychicklet you mentioned dethorning the roses. Is there a special process or tool for this? Also someone mentioned (this might be you again Rosychicklet) if you don’t wrap the ribbon all the way down that you can do them 2 days before is this because they are sitting in water during this time?

    Last question I promise folks has anyone heard of putting them in the Fridge to help the flowers keep?

     

     

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Fridge is fine for completed arrangements/bouquets (that’s what the florists do, up to 2 days prior), except you cannot have ANY food in it! Apples are well known for making flowers "ripen" faster, because they give off ethylene gas. I’m not sure about other foods. If you have a totally empty refrigerator, go for it.

    As for me, I’m going to blast the AC for a few days (I still think the extra cooling bill for those two days will be less money than hiring a florist!), and I might get some dry ice packs, too (one of my local grocery stores randomly sells them, right where the ice cooler by the door is) to help keep the room cool, and keep the room with all the flowers closed off.

    At the florist I used to work at, all the flowers except the roses were kept outside in the showroom during the day, and put in the refrigerator over night (the roses were always kept in the fridge). So flowers can handle a few days of up and down temps!

    Post # 24
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I ordered my mini callas online and put them together two days before the wedding. I liked the way they turned out but I wish I had gotten the hypericum berries that I wanted. I would definitely do my own flowers again.

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    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I plan to DIY the bouquets and centerpieces also. I have 17 months to go so this summer I will be testing out the bouquet and centerpieces. Re-enacting how I will be making & preserving them for the wedding. IE making them two days before the wedding, they will sit in fridge (we have a empty fridge in the garage) then cooler for 6 hrs on the drive to the venue. Then leave them out on our patio for X hours (Like the day of the wedding) and see how they last. I have also heard of a product called crowning glory that is suppose to help the flowres keep, so will be trying that has well.

    I have the help of my Future Mother-In-Law who knows a lot about flowers so that is useful.

    And time to test out trials and time durations. Definitely do test trials. I honestly believe this will be one of the major money savers. Wedding flowers are SO overpriced! Also check to see if you have any local wholesale florists, that way you can see what you are buying.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Thanks for the tips on the sunflowers! I’m thinking about using those for my August wedding, too, so that helps.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Great Post! All the flowers are beautiful! I am so happy for the Blooms by the Box rec. I’m going to order mine today!!

    Post # 28
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Girls they all look amazing!! You are all so talented! I would have never guessed they were DIY, they look professional!

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    It was easier and more fun than I thought it would be.  Mine was a mix of white hydrangeas, sunflowers, and white and mango callas, as well as some fillers.  The bridesmaids were either sunflowers or mango callas.

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    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I love the pictures of the DIY bouquets!  I’m having a Destination Wedding so I can’t make my own (I want real flowers).  But I did make the guys bouts out of shells!  The Fi even helped! [attachment=382250,49706]

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Bees – you inspire me.  I’m teetering with the idea.

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