(Closed) diy wedding flowers

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Is there a reason it must be those three flowers? The cost of DIY depends on whether you want real or silk flowers. I did silk flowers for three different weddings and always thought I’d do my own. I thought it was cost effective. Truthfully, it isn’t always. Then when it came time for me to think about florals I knew I wouldn’t have the time and that in my colors (having a rainbow wedding, a girl in each color) silks would look cheap and completely fake. But I wanted something that would last forever. I ended up going with Jennifer from Smokey Mountain Woodcrafts on Etsy. She does her florals with real flowers that have already been preserved.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve heard of brides going to costco or sam’s club for wholesale flowers, but I’m not sure if they carry those particular flowers. My instinct is that since you have a specific look in mind, I’d just go with a florist, unless you’re running on a tight budget of course.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You also need to take into account whether those flowers will be in season for your October wedding. I believe that hydrangea usually bloom much earlier in the year.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 LOVE ranunculus & hydrangea, some of my favorite flowers!! I wanted these two, but unfortunately they are VERY expensive!! Wish i could be more help.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think if you’re going to DIY you either need to go with fake in your flowers or be more flexible about what flowers you will use!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You can get hydrangeas year round. Sam’s club has very good prices on those. I also wanted Ranunculus for my November wedding, but it’s a spring flower. Sites like fiftyflowers.com will have them, but it’s expensive in the fall. 

For DIY, go for Sam’s club, flowers4vases.com, or fiftyflowers.com. For certain things you can go to your local grocery store. DIY will always be cheaper. You could do a whole wedding with nice flowers for $300-$500 (maybe less) depending on what flowers you want and how big your wedding. Keep in mind it is A LOT of work. Even seemingly simple arrangements become super stressful when it’s crunch time. You need a lot of help. 

Just for reference, I spent about $500 for 7 bouquets, 10 bouts, 9 centerpieces, cake flowers, and 6000 petals for the aisle. I had lavender and white roses, purple alstroemeria, pink spray roses, calla lilies, hydrangeas, orchids, and a few carnations, button poms, and mums. I also had a florist which cost $3500 for another 5 bouquets and 15 centerpieces. (There was a reason for this)

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