Post # 1
To save money were DIY our wedding flowers. Were having a fairly small wedding. We’ll need my bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 4 bouts and 3 corsages. We’ll also need 8 centrepieces. Were doing a dry run this week. I picked up the floral tape, and floral sheers today from Michaels with a 50% coupon. Were going to try my bouquet, 1 bout, 1 corsage and 1 centrepiece to see how it goes.
I would love to see photos of what you did, and offer up some advice!!
Post # 3
I have only made my bouquet so far. I am toying with the idea of making everyone elses’s, but not really seeing anything I like in the stores right now
Post # 4
Are you doing fresh flowers? The top collage includes crystal manaznita trees we made for the wedding. That’s the picture of my brother and me during the Vietnamese Tea Ceremony the day before. We made his boutinere. That small bouquet I’m holding was reused as a toss bouquet. My florist made my bridal bouquet for the actual ceremony and reception. We made the larger bouquet below for my bridal portraits.
This collage below are flower arrangements I made for the house when I was bored. LoL
This last photo is something I whipped up when I was “inspired” one day. I used my dying Valentine’s Day flowers and things around the house.
Post # 5
Sorry for the large photos. Didn’t realize they would come out that big. If you are doing fresh flowers, make sure you have plenty of storage space that is very dark and cool. Refridgerator would be best, but if the weather is cool outside (50s-60s), that could work too. Be sure to cover them! Good quality supplies are key. We also used a Quick Dip and finishing spray to keep the flowers fresher longer.
It would be nice if you had a lot of helpful hands, at least in the prepping process. Even though it may not seem like much, things still get overwhelming when it’s crunch time. Make sure you research (google or you tube is fine) on how to handle certain flowers. For example, they recommend that hydrangeas be soaked in cool water for awhile since they are thirsty flowers. Those and calla lily stems should be cut diagonally under water. Orchids don’t need to be refrigerated. Things like that. Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you post pictures of your trial run!
Post # 6
@thatredheadedsister. What is all in your bouquet its adorable!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@T12ubeauty: You are an expert!! Thanks for the advice!