Post # 1
My wedding’s a while away but I know I really want to do simple DIY bouquets (gerber daisies, zinnias, marigolds). However, it seems extremely daunting!
I was thinking of having a “bouquet party” after the rehearsal dinner and have all the bridesmaids and I make our own bouquets. This way each girl can make each bouquet her own “flavor” and they won’t be matchy-matchy.
Has anybody done this? Does it work? Is it too much to ask of my bridesmaids do you think?
Post # 3
I think it is a great idea.Ask your girls if they are interested.
Post # 5
My bridesmaids & I made all our bouquets when we woke up the morning of the wedding. They all seemed happy to help, and it worked out great! It was really not that hard at all, and it went very quickly. We had originally planned to do them after the Rehearsal Dinner, but we were all too tired!
ETA:We were all spending the night together on site, so this worked for us.
Post # 6
@les105- yay that’s reassuring! Do you have any pics of your bouquets?
Post # 7
sounds fun! I’d love it! just make sure there are snacks!
Post # 8
We did something like this for my sister’s wedding but with a twist. We used silk flowers and did manicures, pedicures, facials and drank wine and champagne all day long. It worked out great and all the girls had an awesome time. We even had an old fashioned girls night sleepover. It was a blast and even the girls that didn’t claim to be crafty or creative made beautiful bouquets and they got to keep them.
I think if you have as much prep work done before hand as possible, you should be ok. The only thing I would be worried about is it being the night before your wedding. You may not get much sleep, but then again who can sleep on the night before their big day! Good Luck!
Post # 9
This idea only works if your girls are already into crafting. I suck at DIY so if I was in a bridal party and was asked to do this, I’d be annoyed if not worse, because I’d feel obligated to say Yeseven though I didn’t want to. I wouldn’t enjoy it, and since I suck at DIY it might not end up looking pretty.
Know your crowd before asking!
Post # 10
Sounds like fun, but I agree with @fishbone I’m not a crafty person so mine might come out horrible which would upset me.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I had two MOHs, and one made both of their bouquets the day before- calla lillies and bear grass. We kept it simple, and had inspiration photos- I had gone through a LOT of floral arrangement books at the library.
I’d recommend getting together with at least one, if not two of the girls beforehand, to do a trial run. That way you can all see how easy/hard it is, and it’ll help you determine which flowers you like/which flowers play well with others, etc.
If you want to keep it easy/simple- gerber daises and bear grass for the girls, and add other flowers for your bouquet. Also-if you keep it simple, should be easier for any “non-crafty” girls, or someone else could do their bouquet, if needed. It helps to have two people working on a bouquet anyway- one to hold the bouquet, the other to arrange it.
Post # 12
We did this for my cousins wedding(I wasn’t in the briadal party) my biggest advice is to have enough supplies and counter/table space(we had to work on the floor!). We didn’t have enough gloves and shears to dethorn some of the flowers. Luckly there was a shopping center nearby with a dollar store.We were making centerpieces and other flowers for the church, so yours should be much easier. My adivce is:
1.I would order a little bit of extra flowers for a buffer because mistakes will be made.
2. Be prepared, Make sure each of the girls have their own pair of gloves and floral shears, and a container of some sort to put their flowers into for the next day. In addition have ribbon, floral tape, and pins.
3.Do your research, look on youtube for some videos for making bouquets. Figure what type and shape you want, and send the links for the ladies so they have some idea of what they are doing. If it’s possible do a trail run, the bride didn’t like the look of some of the flowers but just had to go with what we done!
4. Keep it as simple as possible. We used glue guns to do the ribbons and several people got burned. Luckly a few the girls were good at it and they finished the bouquets for everyone else. I think pins would have been easier!
Post # 13
I know someone who did this and I loved it! They all went to the farmer’s market together and picked out flowers that complemented each other. Here’s a picture 🙂
Post # 14
We are doing this same thing. After the rehearsal, we’re heading back to one of the bridesmaid’s place, ordering in pizza or Chinese, watching a movie (magic mike? if it’s out), drinking wine, and making bouquets. I ordered the flowers to arrive the day before, but may pick up a few more from Trader Joe’s to supplement.