Post # 1
I am playing with the idea of doing my own bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets. (Definitely going with real flowers) We got quotes this week from local florists and it seems outrageous. I am generally a pretty crafty person so I have no doubt that I can acomplish the type of bouquets that I am going for. My main concearn at this time is ordering bulk flowers online. I have already started looking to get prices and the prices seem much more reasonable than going through a florist. I am super worried that the flowers will not ship well and will show up looking ratchet.
My question is, has anyone had any luck with a paticular website? Or did your plan to DIY completely go south. Please share good/bad experiences you have had DIYing. Also, please share pictures of your DIY bouquets. Here are some of my insperation pictures. My main flower for the wedding is hydrangeas (even our invitations have hydrangeas on them). I would mainly have hydrangeas with some roses and maybe peonies. Very simple and romantic.
Post # 2
I’m doing a Real Touch bouquet and I think I want to try and make it myself (the prices of these can be a bit crazy, as well). I haven’t started yet (I really don’t know why I act like flowers aren’t important), but want to see some pictures! Those are some beautiful flowers!
Post # 3
I am curious. Where do you buy Real Touch flowers at?
Post # 4
Haha. I literally JUST made a post about this. I’m looking at Flowers By Design. Hobby Lobby has some and a lot of girls got them there. I’m not sure which is better, but I definitely want them, so I can forever display my bouquet in my home and I’m not wasting hundreds on something I’ll have to throw out later. 🙂
Post # 5
I did my own but they were fakes, but I loved them all the same. Less than 20 dollars at hobby lobby, ribbon, pins and all.
Post # 6
Gorgeous!!! My Hobby Lobby didn’t have any when I went. 🙁
Post # 7
ansmith1530: I DIY’d my bouquet and my 3 MOH/BM flowers. All roses (mine red, theirs white), greenery, and babies breath – tax title out the door – under 130, I think. Costco!! They took about a week and a half to get in and they arrived in REALLY good condition, albeit almost 5 days earlier than anticipated. After cutting them and arranging them all, I had to store them in in giant bins full with water and attempted to put whatever in the water to make sure they would stay as fresh as possible, along with making sure they stayed cold in the fridge. I had good luck with ACV, clear soda, and the plant food it came with in the water! I had to dethorn them all – but worth it for the low cost. You should look to see how well the flowers you want travel and how long they stay fresh – That may help narrow down selections. =)
There were…. 37 roses in there I think? MOH/BM had… 10-15 or so a piece, I think. What are you going to have for your attendants?
Post # 8
I am planning on doing my bouquet along with my MOHs and bridesmaids. Instead of real flowers or fake flowers I am going to make fabric bouquets. I tried it out about a week ago and loved the results. Just have to make mines a little bigger.
Post # 9
I made my own bouquet! I ordered real flowers in bulk from Sams Club and 2 days before the wedding I made all my own bouqet and all the centerpieces.Our wedding was in the summer and I kept the flowers in the bathroom with a fan running with AC to keep them cold. I had taken a floriculture class and this helped alot! My bouquet was made for less than $60!
Post # 10
I did my own flowers, but didn’t do anything super fancy.
Post # 11
My bridesmaid helped make all mine the day before and we refrigerated them over night. I ended up getting the flowers at Walmart for both the bouquets and bouts. We just kept it simple and it worked out fine. I think i spend about $20 on it. I had a brooch one so I didn’t have to worry About that. I think as long as you have some help its totally doable.
Post # 12
Thank you all for your replies. You all have beautiful bouquets! I am starting to feel better about DIYing!
I was looking online at Sam’s Club today and they have the roses and hydrangeas that I will need for a good price. I am excited to see that Sam’s worked out for you! My future inlaws have a membership, so I will most likely go with Sam’s.
Wow! you did an amazing job!
Post # 13
There are several florists that do a lot of weddings that offer classes on how to construct bridal bouquets and centerpieces. I am planning to take several classes over the next year and a half so that I can do my own bouquet (below) I am going to do brooch boquets for my girls though.
Post # 14
I DIYed BFFs flowers with her for her wedding and they turned out great. I think it works great with hydrangeas bc the bunches make them easy to arrange. They ordered from a local flower/gardening shop, picked up 2 days before the wedding. We kept the hydrangea in water in my basement, away from direct vent. She spray painted them Wednesday, we arranged on Thursday and she got married Friday. They looked beautiful. We were careful to keep them in water at all times until The ceremony.
Below are pics of the bridesmaid bouquets and bridal bouquet.
Post # 15
I did my bouquet (and all our flowers!) the day before our wedding, and I loved it! It was so fun to put our centerpieces together. We went with a looser look, for a garden ceremony. (I know carnations get scoffed at sometimes, but I personally love them!)