(Closed) for those doing your own centerpieces…

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m wondering the same thing! Anxious to see what everybody else has to say 🙂

Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did my centerpieces, which were all roses, on the Friday morning for my Saturday wedding. I kept all the flowers in my aunt’s basement and they stayed absolutely beautiful. The flowers had been deliverd from the flower exchange.com on Wednesday. PM me if you have any specific questions.

Post # 5
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I did mine the afternoon before the wedding. We picked a flower that we knew would hold up easily and it would take a lot to kill them.

Post # 6
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For my friend’s wedding, the flowers were arranged the Friday before the wedding. There were arrangements with flowers and gel beads for the reception centerpieces and arrangements without the gel beads for the ceremong decor. And all the reception centerpieces were dead, dead, DEAD on Saturday. Another bridesmaid and I had to run interference and come up with a plan B on the fly (dump the dead flowers, “float” candles on the beads in half the vases and reuse bridesmaid bouquests for the other half). I don’t know why the flowers died (I’m talking brown, wilted, leaves curled) but because the centerpiece flowers and the ceremong flowers (which were beautiful) were both purchased from the same place (Sams Club, I believe) the only thing we can think of was that it was the gel beads.

Another lesson to learn about this is you can’t control everything and no matter what, it’s still your wedding day and it will be wonderful.

Post # 8
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The florists I met with told me that they usually start making the arrangements about 2 days in advance – but the personal items (like boutonnieres) get put together the morning of.

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