(Closed) DIY flowers: what exactly did you order?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am glad you posted this I am wondering the same thing, I have heard that alot of brides use http://www.fiftyflowers.com for their great product and good customer service, but like you I have no idea how much to order and I didn’t even know what a filler flower was until I started wedding planning

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I didn’t use filler flowers. I got one bunch of flowers per centerpiece. My sil’s dad ordered them for me b/c he knows what he’s doing. We got a few extra just in case. I only had one type of flower in the centerpiece to simplify things.

Post # 5
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Great thread. I’m really curious about this too!

@artbee: how many were in each bunch?

Post # 6
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Hi there.  I had a great experience with DIY flowers through fiftyflowers.com.  I ordered 800 roses and 160 stems of spray roses (split between four colors for both), and the end result was great and it was fairly easy to put together (with my fabulous helper!).  I would definitely recommend it– I saved a TON of money.  I wrote up some advice after the wedding, if you wanted some specifics: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wedding-pics-diy-flowers-from-fiftyflowerscom 

Also, if you do a “DIY Flowers” search using that search box up in the top right, you will find some other posts that give tons of specifics and advice– lots of us have done DIY flowers, and lots of us have been very happy with the results.  I think there is also a huge DIY flower thread with suggestions over at the Indie Bride website forums.

Good luck!!!!

Post # 7
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our centerpieces were a single rose on 12 tables, my bouquet had 20 roses (I think?), each bridesmaid had 8 roses, our flower girl and toss bouquet had 5.  We made 11 bouts and 8 corsages. 

I ordered 120 red roses from Sam’s Club online and no filler of any kind.  They came with all the leaves and thorns on, but were easy to remove following the directions from Sam’s Club online.  I had an excellent experience and was 100% happy with the final result.  Like the website says, they come in looking a little sad but perk up beautifully in 2-3 days.  I ordered mine to be delivered on Wed for the Sat wedding and they opened up and looked fantastic. I did have about 5 stems break or look a little too bruised.

You’ll need large 10 gallon buckets (check Home Depot/Lowes) to fill with water for storage in room temp to cool temps (we just stuck them in the house which was air conditioned in hot June).  I used 5 buckets total for the 120 stems.

With the supplies to make everything, I spent about $200 total and absolutely loved it!  Almost every single one of the more than 100 reviews on the Sam’s website were just as positive as mine.  Hope this helps you! 

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