(Closed) How did your florist make the corsages?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

They are pinned on with large hat pins or pins with a pearl head. Many women don’t like to wear them on their dresses as the pins can leave holes or snags in the fabric. Some have them pinned on their purses or choose to use a wristlet (as pictured). I’m not a fan of any of them,personally. I had just a few fresh flowers in my hair in lieu of carrying or wearing anything.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What a crazy florist! I too think they are a staple…aren’t they in tons of movies?!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just googled “how to make a corsage” and there are a few youtube videos on it.  maybe forward that to her?  I will say that my florist told me that the most difficult part of wedding flowers are the boutenniers and corsages because they are small and have to be perfectly executed, (my own florist totally failed in that regard).  So if she has never made them, maybe suggest that she practice a few times?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If your florist never made a corsage you probably don’t want to work with them. 

It is like not knowing how to check your heart beat if you are a doctor. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

They are actually pretty difficult to make and you have to do quite a bit of them to get a hang of making them. So DYI would be really tricky for somebody that never created them. 

I say just find a different florist that can help you. Good florist should recommend you different ideas as far as corsages. You shouldn’t be doing their homework. 

Good luck! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmm.. guess they aren’t common in france??  Who knew.

Anwyay, I DIY’d corsages and I THINK I did them the same way they would be done.  I did the pearl pins for those that wanted to pin it to their lapel and wrist corsages for those that wanted that instead.  We used a piece that looked like the image below and held the flowers together with floral tape, then glued it to the mechanism with floral glue.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Au Jardin: my cousin (he bride) actually picked up the supplies but I’ll ask her. Although I assume it was somewhere in Canada which might complicate your shipping plans ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@Au Jardin: I did miss the part that you are in France. In that case. You are right they are not well known in Europe at all. In UK they are way different too. I suppose she has to learn how to make them then. I would recommend practicing few times before or else she will get really frustrated with them. She should be able to figure it out tho. 

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