(Closed) DIY Centerpieces. am i Crazy?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am.

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing all the flowers including bouquets. I am making the boutinieres out of fabrid beforehand. Should be fun to do them all!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

doable if you have HELP.  i’m doing my own as well.  go to fiftyflowers.com, even if you dont use them, you can click on the flower(s) you like and scroll down and it lists directions as to what day they should be delivered (so they can “wake up” and open up, not too soon, not too late) and which is best for which season you want.  you can also gauge prices and search by color or flower type.  also if you have any questions you can call or email and they’re pretty helpful (haha i’ve already done all this and have not placed my order)  lots of research and other bee’s tutorials has helped me be more confident in my decision and get organized!  good luck!

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It really can go both ways. I think that the flowers I always gravitate towards are the ones that have many tones and shades of the same color and maybe one contrasting color to make it pop. So if you wanted to do red and white, maybe take a shade darker and lighter of the red. Also if you think in terms of value, red and white equal black and white so adding in shades of gray will make the contrast less stark and more subtle if that s what you want.

Another thought is to add in various tones of red, a darker wine red, a bright cranberry, a softer rose, and any others on the red family. You could also do the same with the white by adding in some cream.

You could also add in some burnt oranges and darker persimmon colors to add in variety.

What are you doing for your greens? This wouldd be a great place to add in conrast.

Just a few thoughts!

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That looks pretty! You should go with your gut!And tell your gut to stop changing its mind. LOL! Flowers are meant to inspire and add to the beauty of the day. I think that if you go with red and purple it will be gorgeous.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try the LA Floral district!

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

DIY’ing my centerpieces too!  But just that.  Letting the pro do the rest (large pieces and bouquets for bm’s and corsages and halos for flower girls)

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it will be absolutely fine.  A lot of people do the DIY centerpieces.  And honestly I don’t think guests focus too much on centerpieces anyway, so anything you do I’m sure will be lovely…:)

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am doing DIY everything.  Every single thing.  My callas and roses will be from Sam’s Club.  I think it will be fun!  I hope to have everything else done before those final days, so the flowers will be the last task. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am also DIYing my flowers I opted for silks….my mother actually was a silk florist but she has been too ill to do much this past year.  We went to her wholesaler and I was shocked at the selection and quality of the flowers.  I am doing my bouquet and my bridesmaid bouquets.  Anyways these are my flowers….I JUST posted a pic in another thread…but I love them so I will post it here as well

Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Wow!! these are all great advices!!! =)  I never thought of DIY flowers for my wedding but after reading this I really think I am going to do my own too!!! At least the bouquets~  My concern is how would I transport all the flowers?  Do most wedding venues allow me to bring them and have their people set it up on the tables?  How did you guys transport them?  Only if I could go there the night before and set everything up!

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