(Closed) Experienced Diy brides-flowers/bouquets

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Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Here is a picture of my bouquet and DH’s boutonniere, both of which I made myself. It’s actually pretty easy to do with some floral tape to secure the stems, and the ribbon was something I just had lying around. I had them sit in water until shortly before the ceremony to keep them hydrated. The roses were from an arrangement my mom gave me, and the tulips were just a $5/dozen bunch from Trader Joe’s. IMG_20150215_171334623

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This is me carrying my bridesmaid bouquet made from Costco flowers for FSIL’s wedding. Roses and alstroemerias. The brides bouquet also had orchids, and her centerpiece flowers were single orchid stems. I think she said it was around $200 for all the flowers to make boutonnières, corsages, bouquets and the centerpieces but I don’t have a stem count for you, sorry. 

Additionally, she got the flowers on Friday and we made them up that day For her Saturday wedding. I would recommend getting them a day earlier and letting them open more overnight first. All of the roses were very tight and the alstroemerias were a little sad looking. Whereas on Sunday and Monday (even after the day out of water) they were perked up and the rose were more lush looking. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

My first WB post, but I am so passionate about the DIY flower route, and I could never find enough information about it when I was planning my wedding! I did 15 centerpieces, a bridal bouquet, 9 bridesmaid bouquets, and various other arrangements for about $800. I bought my flowers from both Sam’s Club and Bloomsbythebox.com. It is totally doable, as long as you are able to identify which flowers you want! There are lots of YouTube videos available to show you how to construct bouquets, etc.

There are a couple of online wholesale flower suppliers that will actually look at a picture of a bouquet that you like, and tell you which flowers are in it and how many flowers to buy; they perform that service for free! I had great customer service experiences with both bloomsbythebox.com and fiftyflowers.com while I was trying to decide what and how much to buy.

I had the flowers delivered to my house on Wednesday, and we did all the flower arranging on Thursday, for my Saturday wedding. With three helpers (plus myself), we were done with all of the arranging in about five hours, and we had such a good time doing it! By Saturday, all of the flowers had opened up so well, and the roses looked gigantic! I was specifically looking for the fluffy, colorful, wildflower style, and that’s exactly what I ended up with!

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Post # 6
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Blushing bee

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BlushingBride25:  Have so much fun! I actually loved doing mine so much that I’m doing two other weddings, just for the fun of it!

Post # 7
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Newbee

those are beautiful. I did my DIY brooch bouquet and it was really great. I got great finds here: 

check: http://www.etsy.com/shop/weddingblingz

<br />Have amazing bridal accessories collection; earrings, headpiece, brooches/flatbacks for DIY and last min. projects.

Wish you the best

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