Post # 1
Good morning, bees!
So I have been scouring previous posts trying to get an estimate on how many stems I will need to DIY my flowers. Here’s kind of what I’m looking at:
1 bride bouquet
6 bridesmaids bouquet
20-25 centerpieces (flowers will be in a 5 inch round pedestal bowl)
I’d like to just basically throw them together in nice round bunches and call it good!
Any ideas on how many flowers I should order per centerpiece or bouquet?
Post # 3
Have you found any answers? I’m wondering the same thing!
Post # 4
@Miss_Marie: i did a test run the other day, and determined 4-5 hydrangea plus other flowers for bridal bouquet, 2-3 hydrangea for Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, and 1-3 hydrangea for small arrangements… Depends on how much hydrangea fullness you want and how many other flowers you add. I plan on getting a lot of additional extra hydrangea and roses just to be on the safe side.
I also did about 12 roses for the bridal bouquet, 5-6 for bridesmaids, and 5-8 for small centerpieces.
hope this helps!
Just make sure your hydrangea bouquets have readily available and constant access to water! I’ll be using water tubes on the ends of my hydrangea stems and hiding them under the wrapped part of the bouquet!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@PeachSnapple: I’m doing about the same. You are 100% right about the hydrangeas, they wilt SO QUICKLY.
I am doing 8 garden roses for my bouquet because I don’t want it to big and 5 for my BMs.
Hoping it will look like this
Here’s an inspo photo for you:
Post # 6
@PeachSnapple: Thank you! I love big bouquets so that sounds like what I would need for flowers. And thats a great idea about the water tubes, I would never have thought of that!
Post # 7
@Miss_Marie: If you love really big bouquets, you might want to up the ante and go for 7 hydrangea in your bouquet.
The 1st run hydrangea/rose bouquet I made had 4 hydrangea in it and 12+ roses, and still wasn’t quite big enough for me. But it was HEAVY, just a warning. I could take out a robber with that thing. I’ll post a picture in just a minute.
Post # 8
Here are my test runs…. Brides bouquet had 4 hydrangea and about a dozen roses.
small centerpieces had 1 hydrangea and about 5 roses. The centerpieces were made from the original bridal bouquet shown above about 3 days later, which is why they look less than great.
Hope this helps!!
Post # 9
@PeachSnapple: Thank you bunches! This helps so much, especially with being able to see pictures, which are very gorgeous! I’ve never handled hydrangeas before and am kind of nervous to, are they really as delicate as I keep hearing?
Post # 10
@Miss_Marie: In my experience, hydrangea are most delicate when it comes to water. They need water like OMG all the time. Otherwise they will wilt very very quickly. You can revive them with water, dunking the heads into water, and cutting the stems to allow for more water flow up to the head. I’ve also heard you should keep them away from heat or bright direct sun for long periods of time, as that can also make them unhappy.
But I don’t find them extremely delicate or impossible to handle.
For example: The bouquet trial run (photos above) was put together 3 days after I bought the hydrangea (the roses came from 2 grocery stores), and then 3 days later I pulled the hydrangea bouquet apart, and made the small arrangements. I lost one hydrangea stem to wilt 3 days after I made the bouquet. The hydrangea stems and bouquet were in water the entire time, and they made it through pretty well, except for that one stem, which may have been cut shorter and didn’t get enough water. The small arrangements lasted for another week, until the roses and the hydrangeas wilted and died.
I plan on having water tubes on the hydrangea stems in my bouquet, AND having a water vase in a box in the car on the way to/from the ceremony to keep everything hydrated. With Hydrangeas = water is the key!
Hope that helps! (didn’t mean for it to get so long!)
Post # 11
Oh thank you thank you thank you! You’ve been extremely helpful to me 😀
Post # 12
@PeachSnapple: LOVE IT!!! Great job!!!
Post # 13
Here are some inspiration pictures for you. I am DIYing my flowers from BloomsByTheBox.com! So cheap & helpful!