(Closed) DIY Bouquet before wedding

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

What kind of bouquets are you making?  We did the hand tied bouquets the day before the wedding in the morning/afternoon and then had vases of water for them.  We didn’t have the ribbon on them yet.  The morning of the wedding my mom and Brother-In-Law girlfriend did the ribbon and put nail polish on the bottom of the stems to seal in the water.  You can also use hairspray or something on the tops to make them stay perky but we forgot to do that, but there was no wilting all day or evening, and our wedding day was fairly warm.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m also planning on doing my own flowers.  I’ve occasionally seen people saying you can do it the day before.  Perhaps make it the night before, and leave it in water overnight (and do the final wrapping of the stems the morning of?).  It might depend on your flowers – i’m planning on roses, since they are pretty hardy

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I did the bouquets for my sister’s wedding last July – we did all of the bridesmaid’s flowers the night before. We kept them in vases with about 2 inches of water (all stems slightly submerged), and in the fridge. They kept very nicely!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Awesome to hear Miss Pinot Grigio!  I’d LOVE to have everything finished by the night before, so I can relax (as much as possible!) the day of!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My best friend’s bouquets were made Thursday night and her wedding was Saturday at 4.  They were beautiful!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Glad I could give an encouraging word. =)

However, this may not work if you’re using some of the flimsier types of flowers (i.e. lillies, daisies, etc.). I would check with a local florist to see how long your choice of flowers usually keep their shape (even a grocery store florist could help you on this question).

 

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