(Closed) I need your DIY Bouquet help!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re right, you’re going to have a lot of flowers.  I agree with your sentiment though:  There is no such thing as too many flowers!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Many of the flowers you have listed have large enough blooms that you won’t have to use as many.  For example, Queen Anne’s Lace and Fuji Mum’s are pretty big.  You’ll need less of them to fill a space.  So, if you wanted/needed to cut your budget down a bit, you could possibly cut you daisy order in half, as well as ranuculas (especially with so many roses).

Your floral choices are going to be BEAUTIFUL all together.  I can’t wait to see pics!

ETA-  You might want to ask your florist about greens to use as well.  I see you have a bit, but you may want to order some larger leaves for the bouquets and to use in some of the arrangements.  Though, you don’t need it, it’s all personal preference and what look you’re going for.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@WillyNilly:  No problem!  Also the green leaf problem totally makes sense to me- You want whispy greens so the flowers can stand alone as a statement.  Also, I love ranunculus as well, I’m using them for our flowers too!  Your mixture of flowers are going to be SO beautiful.  Lots of different textures, and definitely romantic.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, also, I just looked it up and if you are using anemones for your cake, you’re going to want to make sure you find some sort of container to place them in that doesn’t allow the flowers to touch the cake- They are toxic.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Do you have inspiration photos you’re working with?

How much time have you budgeted/do you have helpers?   

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

They’re going to be so beautiful!!!  I love your colors.  I’m ordering my flowers this weekend.  *gulp* 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Gorgeous!! Love it! Four of us worked about four hours the day before, on my bouquet, two Maid/Matron of Honor bouquets, 10 bouts, 3 corsages, 2 nosegays, 13 centerpieces. It took us a little while to figure out the centerpieces (we sort of winged it), and one helper was more there to hold flowers, etc.

I would advise getting a helper or two in you can, just so you don’t get overwhelmed. Would you be comfortable doing one Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet, and having someone else do the other two, for example? Even it they’re not arranging, it was really helpful having someone trim flowers, tape my bouquet while I held it, put ribbons on everything, etc. Also-once we had one centerpiece figured out, my Mom’s friend got on a roll, and did the rest of them. Bouts are a easy thing for someone to do- sounds like you’ll have it all under control, but an extra pair of hands won’t hurt.

Here’s my inspiration and bouquet. You will *LOVE* that you made your bouquet, I was so proud of it (even though it weighed about ten pounds).

G

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

One more thing- the white ones are freesia- smell fantastic! Kept smelling my bouquet all day!

Edit- saw that they’re on your list already- you will LOVE them!!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love all of these flowers!  I wanted to DIY but I’m too much of a wuss.  Your pics are very similar to what I’m ordering from a florist.

I second PP about being careful about putting flowers directly onto/into cake.  If they’re not toxic, most flowers are grown with pesticides and sprayed with stuff you wouldn’t want to eat.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@WillyNilly:  I’m not sure yet, hence the * gulp *.  I know my colors – burgundy, rust, orange, red.  But that’s all I know so far.  I’m hoping the floral manager at the market can give me some great tips.  Our wedding is going to be very small so I won’t need a lot.  I want to hold a bouquet, have 1 centerpiece arrangement for the food table, 1 for a side table, a few scattered in bud vases and some for the cake.  We’re getting married outdoors in a garden and the reception will be in a dining room, we’re talking 20 people max.  ๐Ÿ™‚  No wedding party, lucky me.  Oh, and a boutonniere for my Fiance.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@WillyNilly:  I’m making all of my flowers too!  I worked at a flower shop for 4 years and although I wasn’t a designer, I LOVED making arrangements and playing around with the flowers.  I am SO excited to start making my arrangements/bouquets for our wedding day!

@Sunfire:  September is a great time for Dahlias, you should see if your florist can get some in for you.  They come in a beautiful variety of colors and textures and would so pretty mixed in with the colors you’ve chosen.  I mean, take a look at these stunners:

 

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