(Closed) DIYing my Flowers 2 Days Before the Wedding – Poor Decision?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I plan on doing it… i hope that everyone says it is a great idea. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I did all mine the day before the wedding, and it was fine!  I did four boquets, 5 corsages, 7 bouts, and 10 centerpieces, and it was fine.  It took all day, but it was fine:)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m a Sunday bride also and doing mine on Friday.  I don’t think we have a lot to worry about.  You’re right…florists don’t do them the day of!  A lot of it has to do with the flowers you use, if it is something delicate make sure you keep them cool and happy.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

We got married on a saturday and we bought all our flowers thursday/arranged friday! It’s actually perfect b/c it gives your flowers a chance to open.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My wedding is on a Saturday and I’m doing mine on Thursday, I also dont have a huge refrigerator (or an extra one). So im just putting them in a cool place. I did a trial run a few weeks back and the flowers held up pretty well. You’ll be fine.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I plan on doing the same thing. Buying flowers from the market on Thursday, arranging on Friday for Sunday wedding. I have the same fears that they won’t live that long!

One of the Bee bloggers (Cola I’m pretty sure) did the same thing and bought all their flowers from the market on the Wednesday and arranged on Thursday for a Saturday wedding (I think, this is off the top of my head). Worked fine for her so hopefully we’ll be fine!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The walk in refrigerator is a big factor that you don’t have and July is hot.  I helped a cousin do it for an August wedding and we bought them the same day.  Had to keep the flowers in budkets of ice as we arranged them.  The did well, but keep in mind it was all within 24 hours and she had a lot of helping hands.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I sure hope it works out. I am planning on doing mine on thursday and the weddings saturday.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are doing mine. I think it all depends on what type of flowers you use. Flowers like roses that usually open up as time goes by are good to use, because it will give them time to open up. Florist will usually sit those out in the warmth to get them to open. I would make sure to put plant food in the water and make sure the leaves don’t touch/go into the water (something I was told by a florist because it can cause the flower to die quicker) And I believe a florists refrigerator is a bit different from a normal fridge because of the moisture content and temp. The more fragile flowers like hydrangea, calla lilies, and most white flowers are going to be harder to keep looking nice for that length of time. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I received my flower shipment on Wednesday morning and spent several hours unpacking and cutting them. I placed all the stems in fresh water using large orange paint buckets from Home Depot. I kept the buckets indoors with A/C (no refrigerator) for the rest of Wedesday and transported them to the resort Thursday morning. This involved placing them on the bed of a truck for a 10 mile ride in the sun.

We made the bouquets and floral arrangements Thursday night and placed the bouquets in a regular fridge. Floral arrangements were left in a cool area overnight (no fridge). The wedding was Friday evening – 5 p.m. – and all the flowers were fine that night, plus we used the arrangements again on Saturday and some people took them home on Sunday, still looking fresh.

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