DIY AA Bee\'s

posted 2 years ago in African-American
Post # 31
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Worker bee

Lokie85 :  Your time and effort definitely paid off!! Your diy looks beautiful. Was it at all difficult to make your fresh flower centerpieces?

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

beyoutiful61 :  Doing my own flowers was very easy and just required some time.  A few things that made it easy was that I had natural handpicked looking arrangements.  I tried my hand a using floral foam a few times and was very frustrated.  Having natural arrangements means everything doesn have to be perfect.  

 I ordered all of my flowers from BJs and Flower Moxie.  They arrived the wednesday before the wedding and I hydrated them upon arrival.  As they were hydrating I preped the roses by removing the thorns.  This was very easy, I used a plastic dethorner and it worked well!

I arranged the table arrangements and Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets the next day with a couple of friends. The arrangements were tied with green pipe cleaners and stored in buckets of water to be transported.  Once at the venue each arrangement was placed into a vase!  no need to untie the pipecleaner because it is green and not noticeable.  

Bouts were made the night before becuse they are very delicate.  

I would recommend doing your own flowers if you dont mind running a few trials before your wedding.  I did one my trials before mothers day (Mothers day Flowers!) and purchased enough  flowers for one arrangement locally..  I saved thousands of dollars for 10-16 hours worth of DIY.  

Post # 33
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Worker bee

Lokie85 :  I love fresh flowers, but I don’t want to pay a small fortune for them lol. You’re right,  diying the arrangements seems a lot less expensive. I’ve been looking into Flower Moxie and Fifty Flowers, so I think I’m going to go for it! Thanks!

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