Post # 1
My fiance and I have decided to DIY our centerpieces. We are using 44cm diameter punch bowls, filling them with Oasis / foam and then filling them with roses.
Basically like this, but without paying £500 a table.
We are buying the roses to be delivered on the Thursday before the Saturday wedding and are getting them direct from the flower markets in Amsterdam and are spending roughly £1 per stem.
I was hoping someone out there might be able to give me an idea as to when we can assemble them? I was hoping I might be able to assemble them in the foam on the Friday evening and just top up the bowl with water on the Saturday (day of the wedding).
Could anyone advise if they have any idea if that would be ok to do, or if it would be best to assemble them the day of the wedding and just keep them in water up until then?
Post # 3
You could definitely do it the day before! That’s similar to what my FIs sister did for her wedding the Thursday before and they were atill gorgeous Saturday. Her wedding was in October though, so if you are gettiand married and leaving them out in a warmer month, they might not last as long.
Post # 4
@SpartyOn: Thanks! Just spoke to the flower market and they recommend hydrating them on the Thursday night and putting them together the day before so thats perfect!
We are getting married in July in summer, however, we live in London where is it pretty much never warm so the risk of heat damaging the flowers is sadly non-existant!
So excited my fiance suggested doing this ourselves. Our florist wanted to charge us £500 per centerpiece and we have 16 tables. This works out so much cheaper….
Post # 5
Wow, that’s a ton of money you will be saving! So awesome!