Doing your own flowers question

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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BEEelegant :  Sounds like a great plan. I wanted to do the flowers the night before too but we had to host a bunch of people at a dinner so that went out the window! 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Been there and done it! Neither my mom or I have any professional experience, but can be crafty. Where I was living at the time had a flower district, we went there two days before the wedding and bought enough flowers to do 3 bouquets (one for me and two bridesmaids), boutonnieres, and all the tables (I think we had around 15 or so, but can’t remember exactly). My colors were teal and light pink so I kept all the flowers light and creamy. It was WWWAAAYYY cheaper than getting a florist and we got so many compliments on them. We stored them in the refrigerator until heading to the venue to drop them off.  Here’s the pics I could find. 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

We did something very similar this past summer. We got our flowers from a wholesaler for the most part. We had the flowers delivered Friday morning. Me and a team of about four girls spent a good chunk of the day doing everything. Remember to get floral foam for the centrepieces and soak it all the night before, which will require big tubs depending on how many you’re doing. Also, you’ll want enough scissors that are strong enough to work with floral stems (one thing I didn’t think of). If you’re doing bouquets and boutineres you’ll want ribbon and floral pins. We put our centrepieces/bouquets etc. in a large fruit cellar overnight to make sure they stayed fresh. Maybe even a basement or air conditioning would help. I wouldn’t do the flowers any sooner than a day in advance to keep them looking fresh. Definitely make an arrangement ahead of time to ensure you order enough. Also, order on the high end in case any wilt, break or get discoloured. Good luck! 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

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BEEelegant :  We got our flowers in bulk from Costco and they were supppper fresh. My sister arranged them on Thursday and wedding was Saturday night–they still looked great. Key is doing them earlier, if possible, so you’re not stressed at last minute. Here’s a picture of one of our centerpieces 🙂 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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BEEelegant :  good luck!!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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BEEelegant :   I did all of my own flowers too. It was a lot of work, but worth the money that we saved. I used regular roses, spray roses, stock, hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s lace and seeded eucalyptus. Two friends helped the night before and $600 bucks bought me more than I needed for:

– 25 ft of greenery Garland for ceremony arch

– Roses to decorate the Garland with 

– 12 small ceremony chair arrangements

-6 bouquets 

– 8 bouttonieres

– 2 flower girls

– 14 centerpieces

– 4 cafe table centerpieces for cocktail hour

– cake flowers

-extra small arrangements to stick in random places

 

The Process:

Finished Products:

 

 

 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I didn’t want to be over-ambitious, so I kept everything small and it still took quite a while to complete. I agree with Julie’s that your inspiration arrangements are HUGE! It’s going to take a huge fridge to keep the flowers fresh too.

Post # 29
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Wannabee

Try pinterest

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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BEEelegant :  oh and get green floral tape and/or wire!

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