(Closed) DIY Real Flowers

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Sam’s club, fiftyflowers are better if you need large amounts of one type of flower- e.g. 100 roses.  Fabulous florals and bloomsbythebox are good for smaller amounts of different types of flowers.  Flowermoxie gives you all the tools and supplies you need as well if you need a little more guidance.  There are plenty of YouTube videos of how to make bouquets, boutonnieres, etc though.  I recommend you buy similar flowers every once in the while to practice.

Flowermoxie will also give you one free quote that helped me figure out how many of each flower I needed, with no obligation to buy from them although they do have pretty good prices. You just send them what you said here and some inspiration pics and they send you back how many and what type of flowers to buy.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 

We pre-ordered from Costco, picked up two days before wedding, bought paint buckets to store flowers in water,  made my bouquet in the centerpiece arrangements the day before the wedding.  I can’t remember the actual number of flowers but ours was a small wedding and hubby and I did it by ourselves after the rehearsal dinner.  You may need to get the help of your friends and family for a larger event. I’ll include some pictures that we chose hydrangeas, pink roses,mini ivory roses, and babies breath. 

 We also bought wet floral foam and flower tape for my bouquet from Michael’s.  And we googled how to make a bouquet.  Your best bet is to make a mock up and see how many flowers really need and definitely buy extra for mistakes. 

 

 

Post # 5
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1286 posts
Bumble bee

mrsnewlywed:  oooh your flowers are so simply gorgeous! Great job!

Post # 6
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1634 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I compared the prices at Sam’s club, fifty flowers, and blloms by the box.We ordered some from each place.

Hydreangeas and the lavedar roses we used were cheapest at Sam’s, so we went with those. There were two other variations on the lavendar I liked at both fifty flowers and blooms by the box, but I couldn’t justify the additional price. I ended up doing the flowers by myself, with the exception of the bridal bouquet- two friends of mine kindly did that the morning of the wedding. I do NOT advise doing them on your own. If you think your friends or family may be too nervous to help or may just bail because the days before the wedding are busy- do not plan to diy! Also, please remember that you need to have these transported to the venue- plan that well ahead. We had very tall vases to compliment very tall candelabras in a historic, high-ceilinged venue. They were actually too tall to fit in the suv, so the flowers ended needing some fixing at the venue.

We don’t have pro pics, but here are some that we have:

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

nikkikeesee:  cut flowers are cheap! Have your bouquet made but order single flowers for everything else. I just ordered mine today for June.  100 cut dahlias for 70 bucks delivered to my door thank you! The bouquet and boutonniere were 130 together (but I chose not to diy this)  Good deal

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Check out your locall farmers markets. Go when they open this spring and talk to the farmers who sell flowers. Ask what they will have available in October. You will often get your best prices on local flowers.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I used a few places but to be fair I have ordered for my June 18 upcoming wedding so I can’t speak to the services only the prices. 

Wholesale-tropical-flowers.com

Florabundance.com    I love the fiddlehead ferns 

Wholesaleblossoms.com

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

following!

Post # 13
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I ordered them for June but I’m not sure if it’s because of a seasonal thing? I see your wedding is in October maybe that could be it? I know that the more you order the cheaper the price gets.  You have to email the vendors for an accurate quote. Unfortunately, the more I search the more I am seeing a seasonal trend but don’t give up

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

 

athenalex:  hmm not seeing any prices/way to order on that last site. Did you have to call?

Post # 15
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

sarahtaylor:  I had to email.  Though I did not email dahlias.com I just posted that picture because I thought it might help with seasonal trends.  I emailed the 3 (and many many more) websites listed previously

 I thought I’d also add this one too but I didn’t contact them as the tropical flowers didn’t go well with our theme. 

 

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