(Closed) DIY centerpieces: Is this too much?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Too much to do before the wedding?
    No, go for it! : (27 votes)
    77 %
    Forget it... Hire a florist to do it. : (0 votes)
    Maybe, with a lot of help! : (8 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would delegate the task to someone else but I think they are gorgeous centerpieces.

    Post # 4
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with @samanthajkellie:  delegate this task to someone you trust to get it done. I do LOVE gorgeous and cheap go for it 🙂

    Post # 6
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think you can do these very easily the night before, but you may want to keep them in the fridge so ask the hotel where you are staying.  Also, I think that this design will make it very difficult for people across the table to speak with each other.  I hope you don’t mind that. 

    Post # 8
    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I really like it, and if you skip the mirrors and crystals (I would) I think it will actually look better and be pretty easy. Does your venue definitely allow open flames? And when will you light the candles, and who will do it? And will the candles last throughout the entire reception?

    Post # 9
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s completely doable if you have a good team of people willIng to hel

    Post # 10
    11 posts

    I think this looks really nice. I wouldn’t do them all on my own.

    Post # 12
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    Cut flowers really look good for only a day or so before they start to wilt and go brown around the edges.  I wouldn’t do them any earlier then the day before.  I think it will take a few hours but is doable.  I think there is more to it then just sticking them into water.

    You will have to clean the stems (if you buy wholesale) as they will have dirt on them, cut the ends, while running them under lukewarm water, put them in the vase, and then store them somewhere, preferably chilly.  It will take up a lot of room, and you will have to have a place large enough to store them.

    You will also have to have someone set them up on the day of the wedding.  Usually that falls to the florist, but if you DIY there will be no florist.

    I think it is doable, but not without a lot of work. 

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