(Closed) DIY Wedding Bouquets…anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have thought about it. I would order bulk flowers online. I say go for it, but definitely do some trial runs first!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

There’s a tutorial in the DIY section on making bouquets. I don’t remember where it is, but it’s super helpful!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am also interested in doing this, so I’m excited to see what some of the responses will be. We really don’t want that many flowers at our wedding/reception, so we are planning on buying flowers in bulk/wholesale and doing simple centerpieces ourselves, as well as the bouquets.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yes i’m planning to DIY my own bouquets as well.  my ceremony is going to be in a garden so the natural flowers there will be beautiful as it is.  the only thing i need a florist for are boutinierres for the groom, groomsmen, groom’s family, and bride’s family.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

If you plan to DIY your boquets I would recommend a trial run before the wedding so you know what to expect.  I would also make sure that you know you will have time to make the boquets.  If time right before the wedding is an issue I would recommend making a boquet with silk flowers so that you can have them ready well before hand.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did actually the last project I did before my wedding the morning of in the hotel. I just did ivory roses and wrapped in a nice lace ivory thing they had at the floral supply and it was perfect and worth the money. However, it was a little harder than I thought but that may have been the wedding day stress playing it toll on me. I would highly recommend regardless. Just start with one rose and add, shape and circle around them until you get what you want. I tried 25 roses, but only made it to like 13 because it was so big and heavy. Regardless, it look fab in my pictures.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I made all of my bouquets myself.  I used all atrificial flowers though.  I thought that it was really easy to make.  I watched a couple of videos on youtube of how to make a bouquet and then I went to hobby lobby and put all the flowers together at the store and then went home and wrapped it!  I thought it turned out really well!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I made all of my bouquets (3 bridesmaid and mine), and it wasn’t nearly as difficult as i thought it would be. I used all roses, which i ordered in bulk. My mom, sister and I watched YouTube videos, and just followed those. We put them together the day before the wedding.

I definitely think making your own bouquets is a great way to save some money!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’m considering ordering wholesale flowers and DIY-ing the arrangements myself, but I’m kind of scared. I know NOTHING about flowers.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I DIY’d my own bouquet and Mr. Mary Jane’s Bout, using flowers bought at our local grocery store… here is the link to the trial…

http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/09/07/bouquet-making-for-the-boorish-or-indelicate-gal/

And also some pics of the ‘real deal’ I made on the morning of.

http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/14/country-courthouse-coupling-cake-and-flowers/

I know some other bloggers here did it too, Mrs. Champagne comes to mind at the moment. It is seriously REALLY EASY TO DO. Flowers are pretty, and hard to mess up. I didn’t even try to match mine – and I think they turned out great! And I am not a person who is gentle and good with delicate things, at all.

Just check out the video tutorial I linked in my ‘trial’ post… the lady shows you everything you need to know.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I think if you do a few trial runs prior to the wedding, you’ll be fine!  It’s very easy.  & you’ll have pretty flowers in your house as an added bonus. 

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