(Closed) Is My DIY Flower Plan Crazy? (Am I Ordering Way Too Many for a Small Wedding?)

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m planning DIY flowers for a similar size wedding, I think the question is how many flowers you want in the arrangements. Do you want fairly simple ones like in the photos you linked to, with one or two flower stems and some filler in each? Or do you want more bouquet-like arrangements? If the first type, then yes, I think you would have WAY too much. If the second type, then you might be on target. Maybe do a little more thinking through how many vases with about how much in them you’ll want in various places?

I’m currently planning to do simple rose centerpieces, perhaps a few bud vases on cake and food tables, my bouquet, and a small amount of corsages and bouts, and I think I can do it with 250 roses and some greenery. BUT I’m talking about very simple stuff, so don’t let me make you feel like you’re going overboard!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The difference between theirs and yours is that they also used them to line the aisle. I think you may have ordered too much but at the same time, in my experience an event can never have too much floral.  Well, unless it’s totally a minimalist theme. ha. They also used floral very sparingly so as to highlight the containers they were in.

What kind of container are you using? Can you post a pic?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm, it might be worth checking with local florists and maybe farmer’s markets for a smaller amount of dusty miller. I’m not sure where/when it grows, but a helpful floral shop could probably tell you, and that seems kind of pricey for even speciality greenery. Maybe the florist doing your bouquets could throw in a little extra dusty miller, if you just want it for bouts? I’d suggest looking into ordering some things elsewhere, but Costco and Sam’s have less speciality stuff, so probably no go on that. Might be worth checking local prices on baby’s breath as well.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did some practicing myself this weekend and I really overbought too.  Maybe you should look at it like ‘I may not be getting a deal, but I am saving money by ordering less’.  Unless you have tons of containers and can find use for them or give them away, I think you might just waste your money. 

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