(Closed) DIY Bouquet on the big day? Anyone done this?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What do you think about a DIY bouquet the morning of the wedding?
    CRAZINESS! I couldn't stand having that unplanned. : (14 votes)
    29 %
    Maybe a good idea for some, but certainly not right for me. : (9 votes)
    19 %
    Love it! Adds a little mystery to the day! (And saves money.) : (25 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    That’s what I’m planning to do!  Except with flowers out of my dad’s huge garden, and probably the day before and then refrigerated.  Or, outsource the bouquet labor to my mom the morning of.

    I’m the same as you – not super girly, don’t really care about having the “perfect bouquet”.  I just want it to be colorful wildflowers, and I can do that.

    Post # 4
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our wedding is not until late this summer, but I’ll make my own bouquet the day before. Partly because I don’t want to spend lots of money on it, but also because I want it to contain flowers from my grandmothers garden. I’ve started to practice & hopefully it will end up looking something like this one I made a few weeks ago (flowers came to less than $25):

    Post # 5
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I plan to do this for ALL my flowers!

    Post # 6
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Yep! I’m planning on doing this when we elope in Mexico in July. I figured there should be plenty of flower markets/vendors around & I love playing with flowers anyway! =)

    Post # 9
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did all of our flowers the day before, and it went splendidly. If you’re going to be doing JUST your bouquet, then I think it’s totally doable, as long as you allot yourself some time to do so. If you don’t practice ahead of time, then give yourself at least an hour; flowers are finnicky, and take some work to get right. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here was mine:

    Post # 10
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mgkush:Thanks! As some of the other pp’s, I’ll make all wedding flowers the day before the wedding. I’m actually looking forward to it so much, it will be such a fun thing to do with my bridesmaids & my mum – yes, I’m kind of girly… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I also love the idea of incorporating flowers from family gardens, flowers that have been loved & cared about!

    Post # 12
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am doing a similiar thing – but not exact. I went to my florist and told her I didn’t want the standard wedding bouquets – I liked a different one that I found online and retailed for 30 bucks. I told her I could pick them up the day of and wrap the ribbbon around them myself (and they won’t look like mummy wrapped flowerballs on a stick).

    She ended up asking me if I waanted to DIY and then proceeded to give my her wholesale prices on over 200 stems of flowers – I am not paying anywhere near what most brides pay for just their wedding party and I have enough to decorate 20 tables and make our bouquets, drop petals (flowergirls) and boutennieres for the mothers and grandmothers (all the mens have been made already).

    Edit: I am doing the two days before and storing in a few fridges ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mgkush:I’ve actually purchased some seeds for my grandmothers garden that I’ve sent to her so that she can plant them in time for me to use the flowers for my bouquet. She’s so excited to get a new addition to the garden – so I’m happy I decided to do that. ๐Ÿ™‚


    My only advice is to talk to the flower store about 2 weeks before the wedding, just to get an overall idea of what they might have in stock for your day.


    Post # 16
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Since we are eloping, I couldn’t justify over $100 for a bouquet. I decided to go and check out Safeway, and I can get a dozen white roses for $9.99 a piece. So I made an order with the florist there and will be picking up two dozen white roses on that morning before we leave and assemble the bouquet. Floral tape is about $3 and then ribbon is around $3, and I’m going to be getting some pearl pins for some extra bling on the stems. So all in all, the bouquet will cost me around $30. 

    To help settle my nerves a bit, I’m going to pick up two dozen roses within the next week or so to make a practice bouquet with. 

    Here’s a few inspiration pics


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