- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I’d like to DIY my table/centerpiece flowers. I want to save some money and I’m not super fussy about flowers.
If anyone has done their own and can give me tips that would be great.
I think we’ll need between 13 and 17 centerpieces total.
Here’s how I’m envisioning it going so far:
FI runs a chemistry lab and has a lot of cool lab glasswear – beakers, flasks, etc, that we can borrow for the wedding. We’ll get a bunch of it – different varieties of things – and bring it home in boxes.
I’m going either order flowers online or maybe just get some at Costco or Whole Foods. I’ll plan on having them arrive on/by Thursday or picking them up on Thursday or Friday (wedding is on Saturday). When I get them I’ll prep them (remove leaves, recut stems,etc) and keep them in buckets of water in the basement. Friday, I (and hopefully some family and friends) will make the centerpieces. They won’t be elaborate or fussy. Basically informal flowers in a variety of the glassware.
What I’m thinking of is having different centerpieces with the glassware. One might just be a large round flask with a narrow neck and a single larger flower. One might be small posies in each of three or five ehrlenmeyer flasks. One might be a bouquet of roses in a beaker. And combos of these sorts of things.
We can put out the centerpieces on Saturday morning (we may be able to on Friday evening, if the venue hasn’t had another event in that room that day). Getting the stuff there and set up is where I’m the most worried. The glassware empty can just be stacked in boxes, but as centerpieces, it would take up a lot more space. I could do boxes with 1 or two centerpieces in each. Then hopefully I, FI, and a few family and friends, could each take several boxes to the venue and place them on the tables.
Or maybe we should rent a truck?
Is this too much to take on? I’m not DIYing much else. Our ceremony is at 4, and photos start around 2, with “getting ready” pics. I’m hoping to get my hair and makeup done at some point before that.
Anyone done this and was it great? Was it terrible and a huge hassle? Suggestions? Advice?
I always have people offering to help me with wedding stuff, so hopefully I can ask for some help.