Post # 1
Hi all! I am new to weddingbee, but I have been using this website since before I got engaged! I am getting married in January 2016 in Cleveland, OH. I am debating whether I should do my own flowers. I am only thinking of doing the centerpieces and leaving the bouquets, corsages, etc. to a florist.
Anyways, I tried my hand at a floral arrangement this weekend. I am wondering your opinions of it. It includes roses, hydrangeas, and trachelium. In all it would only cost around $20-25. I am nervous with the hydrangeas, they seemed to droop the following day.
Let me know your thoughts! I love flowers and the idea of creating the arrangments makes me happy. Saving some money doesn’t hurt either!
Post # 2
I’m doing the same thing, bouquets and bouts/corsages through a florist and DIY centerpieces. I’m also planning on hydrangeas, with either roses or carnations.
I’ve read that the best for hydrangeas is to cut vertically up the stem (or even smash the end of the stem to allow them to get more water, they’re a very thirsty bloom. You can also mist the heads with water to perk them up.
Post # 3
I love the rich greenery and the colors. It seems like the hydrangeas and the roses are having trouble creating a coexisting, though. Have you considered using all hydrangeas? It might give you a fuller look, and at a possibly lower price to boot!
Post # 4
That looks beautiful! Although, I would encourage you to consider whether you *really* want to be thinking about making the centerpieces the day before your wedding and figuring how to store, transport, and care for them etc. You are going to have sooooo much on your mind that day…so I would consider whether the money saved is worth the thought/time/energy you’ll be putting in to it. I’m on a very tight budget, but I splurged on the things that would help me be more relaxed that day: a day-of coordinator and vendors who will do the hard stuff for me. But every bride is different, so maybe you can handle it!
Post # 5
How many would you have to make? Is there a family member or close friend who could maybe help out by doing it the day of? I just worry that if you have to do it the night before or the day of because of the hydrang. the stress won’t be worth it. There is also a huge difference between making 10 and making 30.
But I do think that what you made looks really pretty! I like it!
Post # 6
If you were arranging them utilizing Oasis foam, the hydrangeas will have a hard time with that. You always want your hydrangeas to be put straight into water, and give them a fresh cut before you do so. Make sure the end looks fresh and not brown, and they should do fine. Good luck!