Post # 1
So i found this picture online of a bouquet i just loved! Originally i was making all my flowers, and sadly had already spent the money and made them. AND then i changed my colors and well they just werent going to work anymore! So now i was thinking real flowers. Well this picture looked like it had 2 dozen roses and i was prepared for it to be expensive but i was thinking around the lines of $50-75… I get to the floral shop and ask for a price quote, she goes in back and returns a few moments later. That will be $150. I said “for all four?” “no ma’am thats for one” WHAT! are you nuts?! i can buy them flowers at walmart for $10 a dozen!! So i left there thinking hell no if im payin 600 for flowers.. i got more things that need my money than this.. so I went to walmart! got 2 dozen white roses at $10 a pc, and for $5 got a set of grass/leaves. I went home, tore all the leaves off the roses, tore the outside dingy petals off, and starting putting it together. and VOILA… for $25 dollars i got a bouquet that looks IDENTICAL to the one they wanted 150 for!!! So im making them myself!!! All this wedding planning has really gotten me thinking of becoming a wedding planner. I could totally do this for a living, i love it!!
Post # 3
and this is the one i made….
Post # 4
Gorgeous!!! You go girl, that loos awesome! And yes I know flower companies are crazy!!!! My bouquet is $175!!
Post # 5
Wow, you’re amazing! So pretty! It looks just like it to me. I plan on doing my own flowers too, and hadn’t decided yet to go for real or silk, I think you just helped me make my decision! Could you maybe post a tutorial as to how you did it?
Post # 6
I got the flowers from walmart. 2 dozen white roses. i made sure to get ones that looked relatively closed still. i bought a backage of greens too as they have the long green grass looking things in there for the outside and the leaves. this is how i did it:
1.) Tear off all the leaves from the roses
2.) One by one look at each rose and tear off the outside petals that may make it look open or may be wilted.
3.) Start with the ones that are closed the most and add all of the others around it. Keep a firm grip on the roses as they will then form versus just standing up.
4.) This takes a little time: adjust the roses by pulling them up or down until you get it nice and even.
5.) add some leaves from the green package so that the dark green is facing the roses.
6.) then add the long stem grass, folding some so its a loop.
7.) Wrap with floral tape, this part was kinda tricky and if you had someone to help that would be great.
8.) then wrap with ribbon and cut stems to length desired 🙂
good luck. if you ever have any problems and need help just email me at [email protected]!
Post # 7
Looks exactly the same to me. Flowers are sooo expensive, I dont understand!
Post # 8
Wow they really do look the same! Way to go. Now you can use that $500 you saved for something else wedding related or not!
Post # 9
Some florist charge an insane amount for the same reason some dress designers do for simple designs…because they can. It’s a convience fee of having someone else do the flowers for you.
There are reasons flowers CAN be expensive (out of season, bad crops, rare color) just like dresses (hand sewn, detailed, fabric) but when it comes to the basics like white roses there’s no way they should cost that much.
Even if they charged $60/hr for their time it wouldn’t take them more than an hour to put that together, plus the cost of the flowers is going to be cheaper to them than a retailer, so max that should be $80-90.
Post # 10
That looks AMAZING!!!!
I’m in floral price quote hell right now and it’s driving me insane.
Post # 11
How long did it take for you to make it??
Post # 12
thanks everyone. it took me about 15 minutes to make!!! I told everyone i was doing these the morning of the wedding cause then they will be freshest, and they all thought i was nuts.. well with only 4 to make it will take me an hour! and the wedding is at 3pm.. u know i will be awake at the crack of dawn! so i gotta keep myself busy somehow:)
Post # 13
Great job! Thank you for putting a step by step directions too! I think I might try that ! And yes, they look exactly the same.
Post # 14
it looks great!!!! im doing fake flowers because i dont wanna pay for real ones. my girls are actually really excited about it because they’ll be able to keep their bouquets after the wedding. that kind of surprised me. lol!
Post # 15
They look great. You can’t even tell which is the professional and which is yours.
Post # 16
Your arrangement is gorgeous! Great job!
Psst, wanna do mine?! lol