Post # 1
I’m planning on DIYing A LOT of things for our wedding. Luckly, I have a few actual pros in my family to help as well as creative. We’re going for a cream & crimson wedding (IU colors) but 80% Cream / 15% Crimson / 5% gold.
Our largest project will be the flowers – over 1000 flowers (garden roses, red and cream roses, hydrangeas, few calla lilies, stephanotis and gardenias. After constructing a detailed spreadsheet and week of schedule, we will allocate three mornings for flowers (Wed 9am-1pm – prep; Thur 9am-1pm – prep; Fri 8am-1pm -arranging).
Has anyone thought to take this on? I have the will to do this and I will be off that week. Friends and family will be around to help and one of them is a professional. I recieved a few quotes for all of the things I’d like (I say “I’d” because FH doesn’t care about the flowers – he says “it’s all your vision…whatever you want). The quotes vary from $5900 to $8200. Our budget is currently at about $3300. I think a few thousand in savings is a good thing and… I like doing crafty stuff 🙂
Post # 3
@DR6: If you have the time girl then do it. You will have fully control to ensure that it is exactly as you dreamed.
I don’t have the time so I am going to the route of having everything done for me to maintain my personal sanity. However, I have total respect and admiration for brides that have the time and creativity of DIY projects I am in awe of all of you!
Post # 4
I did the flowers for my mother’s bridal shower. She liked it so much she asked me to do the flowers for her wedding too. I have to say, they did come out nice but it was way more work than I had expected. It’s not like other DIY’s where you can prepare it months in advance. It’s good that you have a schedule down. I remember a couple late nights trying to get flowers finished.
Post # 5
Lol thanks. I am a closet control freak (though FH says…”no, you’re pretty out in the open lol). I know what I want and that is what I want.
I made three short arrangements; two large and 8 mini arrangements for Easter (garden roses and tulips) and everyone was amazed at what I was capable of. As long as I set aside the time and have some helpers, I think we’ll be fine.
Post # 6
That late night business is exactly what I’m trying my damnest to avoid 🙂 I timed myself when preping 70 garden roses and 50 tulips. If I wasn’t watching the telly, I would have finished in about 30 mins (took 45). With a few more people I would have had a nice assembly line and finished much sooner!
I figure the regular roses should be delived on Wed; Garden, Calla & hydras on Thursday; Gardenias & stephanotis on Friday as we are starting to assemble everything.