Post # 1
I consider myself to be a little be crafty and want to tackle making my bouquet and my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (4) the day (day before) the wedding. I can’t decide between calla lilies and hydragea’s. I want to keep it simple and do one or the other not both.
I am having an outdoor ceremony at the end of August in front of a gazebo. I wanted to use shepards hooks with hanging bud vases but http://www.save-on-crafts.com is out of stock on the vases! Now I am consider hanging pom poms of hydrageas off the shepards hooks. I can’t decide and I don’t have much time left! Anyone have any ideas?? Also – anyone use another on-line flower resource beside fifty-flowers?
Post # 3
I don’t have any ideas, but if you go with the calla lilies- you’re better off buying them from flowersandfreshness.com (when I ordered in 2008 I paid 150.00 for 150 stems, they’ve since raised the price to 210.00 for 150 stems, still a better deal than fifty flowers). I ordered calla lilies from both the site I mentioned above and fifty flowers (I thought fifty flowers might be higher quality because I was paying more, so I planned on putting them in my bouquet)- they looked the exact same. If you’d like comparison pictures, I’d be happy to send you one of the table arrangements and another of my bouquet.
Since save-on-crafts is out of the vases for the hooks- could you use mason jars tied with a ribbon or something?
Post # 4
I’ve heard hydrageas wilt pretty quickly, so I would go with calla lilies, even though hydrageas are my favorite!
Post # 5
If you DIY with the hydrageas, fill up your bath tub (or a clean bucket) with cold water and “float” the blooms on the water’s surface for 5-10 minutes. It stops them from wilting and hydrates them. It worked for my cousin’s graduation party, they lasted all day
Post # 6
IKEA has lots of bud vases, maybe they’ll have one that works. You’ll have an easier time with the Callas, they’re hardier and easier to arrange, you have to shape hydrangeas.
You can put vases at the base of each pew/chair you were going to put the shepherd’s hooks on instead of shepherds hooks, and put your bundle of flowers in the vases!
Post # 7
I used Sam’s club for online flowers, they seemed cheaper and had really good reviews
Post # 8
LOVE THE WEBSITE!!!
A friend of mine got her flowers at http://www.theflowerexchange.comshe LOVED THEM! Also Wal-mart had mason jars!
Post # 9
If you want to hang the jars, i just did this last weekend and it was a pretty simple project.