(Closed) much needed DIY centerpiece advice

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Should i "DIY" flower centerpieces or hire a florist ?
    Your vision sounds simple enough, DIY! :) : (9 votes)
    75 %
    WAKE UP LADY! Flowers are not easy to deal with. Hire a florist!! : (3 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If you aren’t particular about the flowers, and just want them in the vases, then no, I wouldn’t say hire a florist.

    Just google bud vases or whatever type of vases you are looking at using for inspiration and go from there.

    Post # 4
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    With a couple of flowers, I would just DIY. It’s not worth hiring a florist for so little work.  Get your flowers from Sam’s or Costco (or even the grocery store or farmer’s market), or check out places online like Fifty Flowers.

    Post # 5
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    I am also making my own centerpieces (as well as bouquets) as well as we are saving a TON.  A couple of my girls have experience with flowers and we kept the design very simple as well.   I am getting married May 17th and we had our trial run last weekend; a couple things didn’t work out as we expected but a few small changes and they were awesome!   We are going to add a few things we didn’t plan on as well to make it stand out a little more.   I think if they are comfortable doing them; I would absolutely go that route.   Only bit of advice is have a trial run as soon as you can just in case it isn’t what you were expecting; that way you can change if you want. I did not like the center of the orange; so we are looking for “gems/buttons” to put in the middle to hide the pulp now  Here is a picture of mine!

    *Oh and don’t mind the white tissue paper lol.   The hotel has a glass plate to put under the centerpiece so we were just seeing how all the pieces will lie out in that size area.   Also, they will be real hydrangeas; we couldn’t find any real ones at three grocery stores and you have to buy a box at my wholesaler.

    Post # 8
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    Thank You!    We are working on the bouquets in two weekends; this weekend is my Jack and Jill  = )     The bouquets are REALLY simple though; I am just doing hydrangea’s with some baby’s breathe.   I will certainly send you a picture though!     I live near Worcester, Mass so we are getting them from Zamis’s.

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