Post # 1
Ok, so I’ve read and read about the DIY bouquets from all the super helpful bees and youtube’s out there but once I got into it, it was much tougher than I thought. I’m not sure if it’s my colors or my flower selection but I just dont like it as much :/ and I kept messing with it until it made me a little crazy-as you’ll see from the various photos-ha! I started with more waxflower and then looked at it and tried again to round it out more after staring at my inspriration pics, so the 2nd set is I think a little more ‘bouquet’ like.
I was maybe thinking I could either stick w/just 2-3 types of flowers instead, so it’s less busy or add a lavendar rose in there instead of one of the darker purple flowers. This is a mock-up, so a little smaller than what I would probably carry I thought of maybe this size be for my Maid/Matron of Honor.
Anyways, let me know your thoughts and suggestions:
and here’s my inspirations:
so then I thought I’d take some of the wax flower out and try to round it out more and this is ho it turned out, still not sure about it:
Thanks! and please excuse the mess around the house-we’ve all been getting over a cold-yuck! 😉
Post # 4
What do you need help with? Looks great? How did you figure out how to do it? YouTube?
Post # 5
Thanks! I dont know I think maybe I looked at it for too long-lol. Does it look ok? I just keep thinking it’s missing something or needs something… I’m just not sure.
Yes, between youtube, blooms by the box and a few posts here:
Our Florist Is Whole Foods.
Blooms by the box has a good tutorial for free if you sign up for their newsletter.
Post # 6
@babbot: where did you get your flowers?
Post # 7
@lawbride88 I got them at a local retailer, I just called all the florists I could think of (or emailed them) and asked them for bulk flowers, ended up finding about 3 or 4 places that would offer me a discount for bulk flowers. If I needed more than 2 bouquet and a few bout’s I would have gone thru fiftyflowers.com or bloomsbythebox.com have heard excellent reviews of both of these, but I just don’t need that many flowers.
Post # 8
I think both look great, though I would say 1st looks slightly more on the semi-formal, whereas 2nd looks more formal. So depends on look you are going for! I personally like the 1st one more!
P.S. You are doing fantastic job! Take a short break and come back to it with fresh eyes, the longer you stare at it the more you doubt yourself or find “flaws” in everything about it.