(Closed) I’m debating what I should do about the wedding flowers….

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What should I do about my bouquet and the wedding party flowers....
    DIY-Buy all the flowers from Costco at wholesale price and spend about $300 in flowers and supplies. : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Go to a professional florist for my bouquet and wedding party flowers only.... : (21 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I can’t help you with the wreaths but depending on how fancy you go, making your own bouquets and bouts is really easy. My flowers are really simple, only 1 or 2 types of flowers and random greenery from the garden.

    I did a trial bouquet in about 20 minutes including cleaning up the stems. I figure since I know exactly what I want to do, I’ll spent about 15 minutes on each Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet and 20 on mine. I’m using 36 roses in mine, and 20 – 24 in the BMs. The boutonnieres are super easy and only took me 5 minutes tops to make one. As long as you practice, you should be fine. 

    Post # 4
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I suggest going to the florist for the bouts, wreaths, and corsages to save you stress.  If you feel comfortable enough to do the bouquets yourself (I do suggest doing some trial runs first), do it!  It’ll probably save you $300 or more in flowers and labor, depending on what kind of flowers you’re using.  Making them the night before and popping them in the fridge so you don’t have to worry about it the day of is probably your best bet if you are worried about time.  They’ll hold up fine in 35-42 degrees farenheight overnight.

    Post # 6
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    thats what i will be doing also. I plan on getting them at costco. Let me know how it turns out. I have always wondered how the flowers would be delivered.

    Post # 7
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My only recommendation would be to buy some cheaper grocery store flowers and do a quick trial run first

    Post # 9
    153 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m doing my flowers myself.  I did a trial and they turned out much better than I ever thought.  I plan to do a whole DIY section on it. Anways, I used roses in different fall colors.  I ordered them from Gammaflowers.com. I was sketchy at first, but was pleasantly surprised.  I just placed my full wedding order with them as well. 300 roses for $250.  They did offer me the chance to refer a friend. Use coupon code FirstBuy and Partner code: AndreaK to save 5% on your order. I plan to post pictures soon.

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