(Closed) Centerpieces and such…

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think DIYing flowers is totally possible (especially since you have plenty of time to practice!)

We’er DIYing everything but the boutonnierres because it’s just not something I wanetd to worry about last minute.  Cetnerpieces are big fluffy hygrandgeas and we’re using white roses, tulips, orchids, ranunculus for bouquets and other decor. We are also using a lot of baby’s breath.

Check out the Flowers board (http://boards.weddingbee.com/board/flowers) for more info and pictures of those who DIYed their wedding, and check out the super-talented florists over at Weddingbee Pro (http://www.weddingbeepro.com) for tons of inspiration!

I will say this: don’t DIY your flowers alone!  Make sure you have plenty of [talented] help if yuo can find it…you dont want to have a flower melt down two days before the wedding!

Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My centerpieces are costing $25 each. which I think it really good, but I’m also in Boston where prices are $$$$$$$$.

Anyway, we’re doing a short cylinder glass filled with water and hydrangea with a floating candle on top.  There will be 2 different colors of hydrangea, and the tables will alternate colors.  Around it there are 3 votives, and then 3 mini glasses with water and more hydrangea.  Very simple and clean.  And you can see above it so you can talk to people at the table, which was important to us.

 

GL!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I purchased candelabras for my wedding and plan to recover some of the cost by selling them afterwards.  It was also hard for me to spend tons of money on something that would die in less than a week haha.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m DIYing my flowers. I’ve actually planted flowers this year, to see if I like them for my wedding next year.  If you want something simple, you can order your own flowers to arrive a few days ahead of time, and then put them together. Granted you do want to practice with some things before you try to do your wedding flowers, but from just getting flowers at the grocery store and arranging them, I have been able to figure out what it is I like together and how it’ll fit together best.

Take a peek at these websites, they have really great prices on wedding flowers:

 http://www.fiftyflowers.com

http://www.growersbox.com

or just try to google "wholesale wedding flowers" The results are amazing!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You might be surprised at how far your money might take you! We’re doing my bouquet, six Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, flowers for the flower girl, two mother’s corsages, my toss-away bouquet, flowers for the head table, and 13 bouts….through a florist…for $450!!!  I’m also gonna buy petals through fifty flowers for table decor, so that will cost about another $130.  So yeah, all of my flowers for less than 600 bucks!  Pretty sweet 🙂  Our florist is incredible!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I did DIY flowers with my good friend last year when I was her bridesmaid! She got wholesale sunflowers, not super expensive, and her family and bridal party had a pre-wedding party where we drank wine, ate, talked, and made simple sunflower centerpieces. It was so fun and one of my favorite wedding memories! Just a thought if you want to bring help onboard!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re using a florist for the ceremony flowers, but doing our own centerpieces.  We bought lanterns at Kohl’s for $8 apiece (mega mega clearance), and we’ll use them with pillar candles, leaves, bittersweet and maybe some gourds since we’re getting married in October.  It also helps that I have an amazingly crafty mother-in-law-to-be!!  We found our florist at a bridal in show in Rochester, and she’s working well within our budget.

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