(Closed) Help: ALL Things DIY FLOWERS

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Bride61513:  

I did practically everything myself (with my now husband, of course) for our wedding. You can read my blog to see what we did about our centerpieces. My blog is still very new so the wedding tab is slowly growing. Come back often to see what else I blog about in the wedding section. Hope this helps!

http://designwaffle.com/2013/03/29/how-i-saved-a-beaucoup-of-money-on-wedding-centerpieces/

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@astopera:  Do you mind sharing where you ordered your flowers from? Thanks! 😀

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not to hijack a DIY thread, but my florist is making me AMAZING paper wedding flowers (a bouquet for me, hairclips for my non-bridesmaids, corsages and perhaps some centerpieces) and she is really reasonable and her stuff is absolutely fantastic.  It will likely be not even much more expensice if you factor in all the materials you need to buy and, more importantly, the time.

I don’t want to post the link if no one is interested (don’t want to spam!) but if someone is interested, let me know and I’ll post her site 🙂 Shes awesome

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsHRC:  globalrose.com and fiftyflowers.com, both are listed on my blog with my review 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

This is what I did for my DIY centerpieces:

The bridesmaids carried DIY fake flower bouquets and I carried a DIY brooch bouquet so that’s probably not what you’re interested in.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@Bride61513:  I’m planning on doing DIY flowers. 

Tips:

-cut flower stems at an angle and put them in water until you are ready to arrange them (we are buying ours the day before and arranging the day of) and after they are arranged to keep them fresh. We will have small vases around with a little water in them to keep bridesmaids’ bouquets, etc in until it is time to start the ceremony.

-buy floral tape and floral wire (and floral foam if you aren’t using clear vases for centerpieces)- don’t forget pins for boutinniers!

-Once you have the flowers cut to the appropriate height, use floral tape to bind them together (starting from the center if you have a large bunch for a bouquet, or just on the outside for boutinniers), and then cover the tape with fabric or ribbon.

Try not to buy delicate flowers. White flowers bruise very easily, and some, such as gardenias, can become discolored by the oils in your hands. Tulips are fairly delicate as well- flowers that have layers of petals rather than one row of petals will be able to withstand the party better.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used dried floral for mine and loved it! I got tons of baby’s breath and it looks the exact same dried. I would recommend looking into that. Also this photo was taken in my garage haha that it not how the centerpiece looked. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@CandiceERT:  Did you spray paint the vase?

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