(Closed) DIY Flowers – Will I be able to do it?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As long as you have some people willing to help you out, you can do this!!

I run a lab myself, and I think this is a really neat idea!! I actually thought about using these rustic “test tube holders” I found online, but I ended up going in a different direction!

Good luck! I think it will look great!   

Post # 4
92 posts
Worker bee


found this cute idea 

Post # 5
2684 posts
Sugar bee

I think DIY flowers are a great idea!  I had originally wanted to DIY fresh flowers and started looking into it before I changed my mind to paper flowers.  What I recommend is going to the grocery store or Costco and picking up some cheap flowers to practice with.  It’s better if you practice with the flowers you want for the wedding, but any type will do.  Do some trial runs of your centerpieces to ensure that you can do it and that it runs smoothly when it’s time to make the actual centerpieces.  You can also use the opportunity to see how long the flowers last and how to best store and transport them.  I did this to see if I could make bouquets for my wedding party and I learned a lot of useful things by doing it.

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jennlee:  I’m planning to DIY mine as well!  So hopefully it works out 🙂  Last summer I did a bouquet trial.  I learned, I LOVED doing bouquets but hated fidling with coursages and bouteniers.  In the end I’m ordering those from a grocery store and DIYing the rest (Centerpieces and bouquets).  I do have 5 girls helping though.  I think as long as you have help and do a small trial run you should be fine!

Post # 8
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m DIY-ing my flowers (all of them!) for my wedding in 3 weeks. I did hire a DOC to take care of transporting all the DIY stuff to the ceremony and reception and set it up for me so I don’t have to worry about that.   I probably will anyway, lol.  


I’ll let you know how it goes in 3 weeks time!   This thread also reminded me that I need to play around with making corsages…to see if my idea pans out and holds up over time!  

Post # 9
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you should DIY! I am DIYing my flowers from BloomsByTheBox.com! My cousin used them and the flowers came out gorgeous! We made about 10 centerpieces, but used other vases that we put flowers in around the house in every room, since it was a backyard wedding! I definitely reccommend using them, they are the cheapest and you can get low quantities of flowers compared to other online flower websites. A tip is, if you can afford a small trial run to practice, that can help! Buy some floral tape and floral scissors, and read as many blogs as you can. I know on BloomsByTheBox’s website there is great advice/tutorial videos on how to keep the flowers and hydrate them and how to put all the centerpieces together. Good luck!

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