(Closed) Did you (or are you going to) have DIY flowers?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My sister-in-law & I are doing my flowers ourselves.  The wedding is the 22nd so I’ll post pix. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m planning on doing this too, I would enlist some help, though, you don’t want to be stressed on your wedding day! I’m planning on making fabric bouquets myself way ahead and buying a bunch of different all white flowers for little vases/jars for the centerpieces and will either put them together the day before or get family to stick some flowers in vases randomly.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep! Getting all of my flowers from Costco (mostly hydrangeas, possibly some callas too).

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I made my own bouquet using real touch flowers that I bought from AC Moore

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I did them myself. I ordered from fifty flowers, American flower exchange, and Whole Blossoms. I spent about $500 and made my bouqet, 5 bridesmaids bouqets, 4 smaller bouquets for our moms/stepmoms. And 9 corsages/boutineers. The biggest challenege was actually storing and transporting them after the were assembled. I thought it was definately worth the savings.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I DIY’ed my flowers using The Flower Exchange. I was really pleased with their customer service & the quality of the flowers I received. I did a lot of research on how to arrange flowers & looked at different sites. They ended up being the cheapest for me because of shipping.

There were a couple of drawbacks to doing myown flowers: To begin with, my blooms got held up at the canadian border, so I received 3 different shipments, all of which I needed to be at home for (or they’d send them back). One box never made it but I had enough flowers to go on & was refunded the price.

My bridal party, who had agreed to help me were WAY more intimidated by flower arranging than I expected them to be. Despite the fact that I told them: “all insertions into the floral foam are final” They would cut their stems too short, retry or just leave empty patches which led to a couple of unstable arrangements.

Overall I’m glad I went the DIY route. I could not have afforded to have a florist do the same types of flowers & I don’t know if I would have been 100% satisfied with anyone’s work but myown.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ieatunicorns:  Wow–your flowers are gorgeous!!

We did semi-DIY…I ordered them online from Sam’s, but my day-of coordinator actually set them up for us. She made 6 bouquets, 2 mini bouquets, 9 bouts, 14 centerpieces, and petals for our cake table. The total was $160 for 200 roses. We kept it really simple by only using one kind of flower. We also supplied all of the centerpiece vases, mirrors, candles, etc. I don’t have the best photos of them on my work computer…sorry!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m planning (hoping) to put together flowers from Hobby Lobby

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sarahbabs: I haven’t ordered any test flowers yet, but I have checked the quality of the flowers in the store which are good. I’ve also read a bunch of reviews and talked with a few girls who got them from Costco. All had good things to say so I feel comfortable ordering from them!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Each table long rectangular table had 3 centerpieces on it. 2 tall vases & 1 low plate (essencially)

These were all my boutonnieres (for the groom, 2 sets of parents, 4 groomsmen & 2 grandparents)

The Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (they made themselves)

& finally My bouquet + his boutonniere

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sarahbabs:  We paid our DOC extra to do it–I think we paid an additional $175 in “floral arranging fees.” It was still way cheaper than a florist! I loved the idea of DIY but I also did not want to stress over them the night before (which knowing me, I would have stressed!), so it was a good compromise for us.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m having DIY centerpieces with paper flowers that I’m making. It’s a lot of work, but they will look very unique on my wedding day.

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