Post # 1
So I was browsing the flower section at Whole Foods for ideas today and found a FANTASTIC deal on fresh tulips! They were 2 bunches for $11 (10 flowers each). So I am thinking about DIYing the bridal party/family flowers with these tulips for my wedding next February (hopefully the same deal will be around then as well!).
This would be the cost breakdown:
Bridal Bouquet $11 (One white bunch, one light pink bunch)
Bridesmaids bouquets $5.50 each (x5= $27.50) (One white bunch)
Boutonnieres $0.55 each x13= $7.15 (7 bridal party, 6 dads/grandpas) (One tulip)
Corsages $1.65 each x8= $13.20 (8 mom/grandmas) (3 tulips)
Hypericum berries for Groom’s bout and corsages= $7
Floral tape, ribbon/twine, and bout pins= estimated $15 at Michaels
Current budget for these flowers is $300, so we would be saving s ton of money and still get beautiful fresh flowers 🙂
Has anyone DIYed bouquets with flowers from the supermarket like this?
I would love to see pictures!!
Here are the ones I took at Whole Foods:
Post # 3
It is an interesting idea. Please remember that tulips will not “stand up” it is in their nature and they are supposed to wilt over. So your bouquet will do that. ESPECIALLY if it is not preserved and in water. A florist uses specific sprays and preservative to help prevent this.
This is what tulips do naturally.. Just an FYI.
Post # 4
@LadyCupcake: That is great to know! Hopefully by making the bouquets pretty short and leaving most of the greenery for support, they can stay pretty straight. I’ll do some more research on ways to help them stay nice and perky 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 5
You can wire your flowers if you want them to stand straight instead of drooping, which tuplips do.
Another bee wrote a great tutorial for making a diy tulip bouquet.