(Closed) DIY Bouquets / centerpieces – Any success stories?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It was really relaxing to do it before the wedding.  Some bonding time and they turned out to be better than I expected and I got to change it if I didn’t like it.  And soooooo much cheaper!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did all my centerpeices & bouquets and am 100% happy I did too! Mine were very simple so it wasn’t hard at all. Here is a pic of one of my centerpeices (the pro pics look really good, but I don’t have my CD yet ):(

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Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AnnieAAA What type of flowers are these? My guess was carnations because I have seen them all tied together to create that kind of fullness but I feel like there are so many flowers that look alike. They look so simple and elegant!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Love your centerpieces they look professionally done ha

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thank’s ya’ll! Yep they are carnations! I wanted a simple look and since my main color was white, white carnations were great for my look & pocket book 🙂

Whats amazing too, is that in this pic you can kinda tell they are carnations, but in my pro pics they look like some kind of really cool flower that I’ve never seen.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow those are really nice!

Post # 9
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Newbee

Well, I didn’t do any DIY for my wedding, but my BFF did and I helped her every step of the way!   We took a one day class at a local florist and here is what the centerpiece’s looked like for her day.    It was beautiful, but honestly I would suggest paying a florist.  It’s just ONE less thing you need to worry about the day before and the day of!    Just do some research and find the most reasonably priced one.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was planning to DIY.  I ordered the flowers, did a practice run a few weeks before the wedding.  I was happy with how they turned out and ordered for the wedding.  The day before the wedding my MOH’s Mom came over and brought filler flowers and made all the bouquets, they were SO pretty!

So, I would have been happy with my DIY, but my MOH’s Mom rocks and I was absolutely THRILLED with the result! 

I’d recommend ordering a practice bunch and playing around before the big day!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@DaisyBride: I second that! Most DEF do a trial run, mine wouldn’t of been very full based on the number of flowers I thought I needed.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like seeing and hearing success stories because I am doing all my flowers and centerpieces myself too!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve not done my wedding flowers yet (being 9 months out!), but I made a practice bouquet this week from flowers my Fiance surprised me with. SUPER EASY! I would post pictures but I’ve nto uploaded any yet. I basically remembered the tips i got from watching How-To videos on floral arranging and bouquet creating on YouTube. I used a simple wrap and twist technique for the ribbon on the stems and it came out looking sooo professional! I did learn somethign though- the flowers I was working with were really delicate. I had 4 break in the process of making the bouquet. So, while I love how these flowers look, I’ll definately be looking for something heardier for the wedding! But hey, $10 in flowers to make a bridesmaid sized bouquet is pretty good! I wish i could remember the name of the flowers I used…

 

So- practice! Buy yourself flowers (or hint to the Fiance to buy them for you!) and practice with all the supplies- ribbon, wire, floral wrap, etc.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We ordered our flowers from Sam’s Club, they came in great condition and we spent a day putting them together I love our bouquets and centerpieces and was thrilled to get to put ourselves into them!

 

 

 

I wish I had better pictures but with the cold winds the day of our wedding we truly didn’t take many :/ 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee

Glad to hear of a good Sam’s Club experience! A local florist offered classes for us and maybe there are some near you. Also, I heard it was good to go with BIG flowers where mistakes can be hidden and are hard to screw up in the first place. I am using white hydrangeas.

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