(Closed) My first attempt at DIY flowers… whattaya think? :)

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

can’t you put some other flowers in there? They look quite boring and ‘cobbled” together to me. Sorry if I saw those flowers at a wedding I would be very underwhelmed 

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they look great and will look even better a little more blossomed! I would enlist some helpers to put them together come wedding day, but I think this is a great way to save money!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FutureMrsT1221:  Don’t worry about @londonchick:‘s comment. Taste is very subjective and probably, you wouldn’t like a giant, frilly bouquet and that’s cool as well.

I think it’s not helping that the baby breath isn’t carrying big blossoms, but if you’re going for that look (and obviously you love it), then it’s going to be awesome.

I may decide to only do the BM’s bouquets with baby breath and either add other flowers to mine or also keep it minimalistic, but with another type of flower, like the pic below.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsquareM:  

i wasn’t being rude I was just giving an honest opinion 

I think the picture you posted looks far better and that the OP should work towards that 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@londonchick:  I didn’t mean to say you were rude. You said they looked boring and all I said was that this is a matter of taste. Obviously, OP likes this minimalistic style which I guess is not something you’re too fond of, so I was telling her not to worry in a sense of you can’t please everyone and if you just don’t like this style, then it doesn’t mean it’s horrible and she should re-think the whole thing. Didn’t mean to offend you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FutureMrsT1221:  I know, they bloom like crazy. Even though I think the bouquets are too big.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  I did similar flowers! My bridesmaids had all baby’s breath and mine had a mix of baby’s breath and white roses. 

I got ours in bulk from Sam’s! They really were beautiful, but you have to use A LOT to get that full look! So depending on how many bridesmaids/groomsmen/centerpieces/etc. you’ll need them for, it might be worth it to buy the New Love on fiftyflowers since it will look fuller. 

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the way mine turned out, but I really did have to use a TON of the stuff! 

If I were you, I would see if you could get a sample of each to see which one you like better. The million star seems to be a bit more green and the new love a bit more white! Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€ 

 

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I love just baby’s breath as a bouquet. If you want to mix it up, I just saw some bouquets with calla lillies mixed in on pinterest. Calla lillies practically arrange themselves, and make for easy boutenneirs. I like the bouquets better without the bow- makes it a little too “sweet” for my tastes.

I ordered my flowers from Sam’s Club, and was really happy with the quality. Every DIY Bee review I’ve seen about Sam’s has been positive.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You’re welcome, and I forgot to add hints. The day the flowers arrive, be prepared to spend an hour or two trimming the bottoms and putting them in water. You’ll need a bunch of buckets. The day you arrange them (I would do the day before)- have helpers. I had three- I mainly focused on my bouquet, my Maid/Matron of Honor did the corsages, bouts, and bouquets, Mom’s friend did centerpieces, and Mom was everyone’s helper. Depending on how extensive your DIY is (are you doing centerpieces, too?), you may only need 2-3 people, but it was a lof of fun. Floral shears were worth the investment since I was dealing with roses/stronger stems.

I put all the bouts in those little green vials (not sure the word) that flowers stems sometimes come in, and those and the bouquets went in the fridge.

If you have enough time, may be worth it to buy “samples” from each online place, and see what you get. Better to “waste” some money on flowers for yourself, then have a freakout the week of the wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rebwana:  I second the shearing tools!

Also, if you are doing big arrangements, I cannot stress enough, that you need to figure out how to transport them easily!! 

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