(Closed) Married bees who DIY’ed your flowers

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was a lot of work but also pretty fun. We ordered bulk bouquets from a wholesaler and arranged them. I had a aunt that had some experience arranging flowers as a hobby and pretty simple designs. If you want reallyartistic arrangements it’s probably best to leabe it to the pros. My flowers are totally overexposed at this point but here they are again so you can see what I mean by simple.

Eta pics not working for some reason 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee

My mom (who used to be a florist) DIY’d the flowers for our wedding from scratch, with help from family and friends :-). We did about 14 centerpieces (just flowers tied together like a bouquet and placed in a fishbowl vase), four bouquets, one big arrangement for the buffet table, and a lot of corsages and boutonnieres. It turned out to be a lot of work…she pretty much worked on them for two days straight. It even took around 4 hours for us to clip and water the flowers when they first arrived, and we ended up having to borrow a neighbor’s car at the last minute because they wouldn’t all fit into ours. But…they did turn out beautifully, so much nicer than what I expected! It was the “from scratch” part that really took a lot of time. I think if you’re ordering essentially premade bouquets and such, it should be totally fine. Just make sure you have enough room in your car to transport, and follow the directions in caring for the flowers when you get them (better yet, read up on it ahead of time!). You’ll probably save a lot of money!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It really was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. On Wednesday my mom and I drove over to the wholesale floral place in our area and picked up my order. Everything came in long white boxes so we had to use her SUV. Then when we got them home we cut them, removed all the leaves and such and put them in vases to be arranged the next day. The arranging part wasn’t bad either! My mom, stepmom and I made a bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, a flowergirl bouquet, 9 centerpieces, 2 large altar arrangements, and several smaller arrangements for the cake table, gift table, welcome table, etc.

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