DIY AA Bee\'sposted 3 years ago in African-American
- 2 years ago
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.