Flower garlands in DC/Virginia?

posted 2 years ago in South Asian
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

akshali2000 :  a florist? basically any florist should be able to do these (though beware, garlands are $$$). out of curiosity, what is an “engagement ceremony”?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Not sure about Virginia, but in Canada, people I know who have had South Asian weddings and needed garlands usually ask the people/priests working at the local Hindu temple. It’s still expensive, but supposedly the temple gets flowers cheaper since they constantly need petals and will then make it for you.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2019

akshali2000 :  Hey Akshali, did you find anyone in the DMV area?  Lol, it seems like I’m following you a year later.  My wedding is Aug 2019.

Also, how elaborate do you want the garlands to be?  Because I remember making them for my phua’s wedding when I was a kid, and it was quite fun.  So maybe if you don’t find any good options, maybe you could stick a couple cousins on it and make your own? 

 

Edit — adding methodology:

When my cousins and I did it as kids for my aunt’s wedding, we:

1. cut flowers with a bit of stem

2. threaded our needles

3. put the needles through the flower from the middle of the stem, going up and out through the flower.

That’s the simple methodology at the heart of it, which you can fancy-up with designs and such. Have fun!

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