Post # 1
I love these centrepieces and I’d like to have a go at doing something similar. I’ve never worked or DIY-ed with flowers before so I wondered what you have to do to make them stay fresh and not wilt before dinner.
Do they need to be dried or can you spray them with something? (told you I’m clueless!) Thanks bees!
Image source: http://ofthedailybumf.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-centerpiece.html
Post # 3
I DIY-ed pretty much everything at my wedding, including the flowers. I ordered mine through the flower exchange and their customer service was amazing with questions about how to keep them fresh and not wilt. I did all gerbera daisies in the middle of July outside so wilting was a major factor. For those we soaked them in water with a little sugar and lemon juice and they needed to be trimmed with a knife (not sissors) underwater. However, for the centerpieces you have in your pictures I bet dried or quality fake flowers would look really nice and you could do it way ahead of time with no fear of wilting. If you haven’t already, check out save-on-crafts.com. They have a huge selection of flowers.
Post # 4
for something like that, i’d use silk, honestly. i imagine you’ll do like a cluster of three at each table? real touch flowers shouldn’t be that expensive for just a few at each table like that, and you won’t have to worry about them wilting.