(Closed) DIY Flowers

posted 7 years ago in St. Louis and Southern Illinois
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I also considered doing this, but found the cost and relief of having someone else do it was worth every penny. Just my thoughts.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

it also depends on how much you will have to do that day. Honestly – if you are having a small wedding and would have time. I say give it a try.

I am having around 180 guests – and have 6 bridesmaids – family from out of town, hair, make-up, pictures, etc. It was just too much to worry about the day of for me. But your situation could be totally different.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you want to do this, you will need to order the flowers in advance. Get them delivered/pick them up 2-3 days ahead of time and then you can do the flowers the day before. Honestly, if you pay a florist to do them, they will sit in a fridge for 1-2 days anyway. As long as you keep it simple (the pic looked simple), it should not be too much work. If you had a bridesmaid/friend help, it would go a lot faster. Look for wholesale websites or Costco for bulk flowers. You can really save a lot of money that way! PM me if you need advice, I worked in the industry for years 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would also love to do this but haven’t figured out the details yet.  I’m also near St. Louis.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did this! It was way easier than you would expect. I got my flowers from a Winn Dixie. Keep an eye out and I’m sure you’ll find a place, especially if you’re not super specific with what flowers you want. It was at least 1/5 of the price of a florist. I watched a lot of youtube videos on how to make bouquets and did a full test-run before the wedding–which is included in my 1/5 price. It’s a lot less scary than people make it out to be. 

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