Post # 1
Hi Beautiful Bees!
I’m new to Wedding Bee 🙂
I am looking for some advice on creating my own Foliage Garlands. I am hoping to have three large trestle tables in my venue and as centre pieces I would love to have large lush foliage garlands running down the centre paired with different candles in a variety of jars/holders.
What I am wondering is, has anyone on here been brave enough to make their own garlands or floral arrangements for their wedding?
Or is it better just to hire someone to complete them? Less stress if I can’t get them right!
I’m a DIY Bride and have a budget, so I was thinking I could save costs by doing them myself.
Any suggestions would be amazing!
Post # 2
I will be making DIY foliage garlands for my wedding next July! My best tip is to order the fillers and greenery in bulk from Costco or Sam’s Club.
Post # 3
I’ll be doing this as well but I’m using the site afloral to get silk and real touch flowers. It cuts cost and allows me to work on my arrangements well in advance without those beauties drying up and dying. I’m doing all of my flower arrangements 🙂
Post # 4
Keep in mind that you can save a lot of time by simply overlapping branches of the main greenery down the length of the table. When you get to the other end, just turn the branch around so the cut end is hidden by the previous branch. You can then tuck sprigs of your accent greens- seeded eucalyptus, olive branches, cedar etc- into the main greenery.
Nice garland is pricey to buy because it is labor intensive.
Post # 5
Thanks Julies! I might consider do this! It does look just as lovely!
Post # 6
I just thought of a question for anyone who might help. About how many stems of greenery do you think you would need for 10 feet of thick garland? I have no clue.
EDIT: I found this suuuper helpful youtube video that answered my own question 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJ9HxQ0eB4
Post # 7
I looked into doing my own garland for my wedding and cost of materials (even online!) was almost as much as ordering it pre-made by the foot. I decided it wasn’t worth it. Just buy them pre-made and save the stress!