(Closed) DIY Flowers

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@meganelizabeth17:  Baby’s breath bouquets are GORGEOUS! As for the boutonnieres for the guys, maybe just do baby’s breath for the groomsmen and then a carnation and baby’s breath for your man! Make his a little special and different? I think the idea of making him a little bit different is great! 🙂

Post # 5
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow, very fun! I am DIYing my flowers too from Bloomsbythebox.com 🙂 The babys breath idea sounds gorgeous! Not only could you do a light pink carnation but a lighter pink/peach color for garden roses, ranunculus or cremon mum or football mum would also look good!! Bloomsbythebox gives great tutorial videos and advice on how to DIY your flowers, so definitely check it out.

Post # 6
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@meganelizabeth17:  I don’t think you’re crazy! I’m DIYing all my flowers, too. If you’re doing your own bouquet, I would advise on practicing. Baby’s breath sounds easy, but if you want the nice dome shape, just get some bunches of flowers and practice. I’ve been doing this and as a side effect I seem to always have fresh flowers around the house. If you’re a Costco member, they’re super cheap.I think I’m going to buy a bunch of flowers and have my bridesmaid and Maid/Matron of Honor over for a flower arranging party so we all know what we’re getting into. And I like the idea of giving your groom a carnation as well as the baby’s breath. It will look great! 

And I just found this! Helpful tips all in one pretty package.

http://apracticalwedding.com/2009/10/our-diy-well-dit-wedding-flowers/

 

Post # 7
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been thinking of getting the bridal bouquet and matron of honour bouquet done, but doing the centrepieces myself. For all you DIYers, when are you actually making the arrangments – you can’t very well do it the night before? So that leaves the morning – it seems a bit rushed, but I was totalling up the cost if I had everything done for me, with about 6 or 7 tables of 8 and in Toronto it could come to $700. Also, are boutineers a necessity? Thanks!

Post # 8
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CarolRomancesTheGlobe:  I did a bunch of test runs with my mom and my bridesmaids and cousins who are are somewhat crafty, and I would say we are pretty much ready! I do suggest practicing, it will give you an idea of what you want. & Yes we are planning on doing them the day before/some morning of, of the wedding.  DIY is definitely worth it because of how cheap it is!! With BloomsByTheBox, there are really good tutorial videos and blogs on how to make your centerpieces, I would look there for helpful tips!! && also, $700 isn’t bad for a florist. If you are going with a florist, I would do the boutineers. And if you are DIYing, it is not that hard, you just need one little branch of baby’s breath and the floral tape to wrap it up with a nice flower (if you choose). Hope this helped!!

 

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