(Closed) Starting Out

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Check out the DIY section to get some ideas.

Have you picked out colors/theme yet that will go a long way. I changed my mind 100 times ( I do that with everything) so i knew for me buying too soon would be a bad idea.

How about an insperation board have you put together one of thoes?

Post # 5
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can totally do your own flowers – especially if you have help and are really good at putting those types of things together.  I’d definitely do a trail run for centerpieces, bouquets, and bouts and all that.  You’ll find lots of reviews for this website, so I’d just go with your gut as there are a lot of others out there – fiftyflowers.com.

For linens – totally have to check out CVLinens.com.  You can buy them (they have damask) and then re-sell after the wedding to make some money back.  But honestly I’ve found that their prices are cheaper than even renting.  Good quality stuff too!

We’re doing a candy bar/sweets table type thing – and it’s replacing the groom’s cake – so for us it’s worth it because my Fiance will be able to get his choclate fix (I hate choclate).

You should definitely search the classifieds for stuff too – lots of ppl selling candy jars, linens, all kinds of stuff.


-Good Luck and congrats!

Post # 6
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Can you do your own flowers?
I think this depends. How elaborate are you expecting your flowers to be? If VERY elaborate and you do not have a ton of experience with flowers nor know anyone that does. Then I think that is very huge undertaking.
But if you think you will be going simple then for sure. We made all bouquets and had real simple centerpieces. I called around for a couple quotes for shits & giggles. Florist wanted$75-$100 for a simple gerbera daisy bouquet that I can get the supplies for under $20! No, thank you.
Check first for local wholesale florist near you. That way you can see the quality before you purchase.
Definitely do a couple trial runs if you can closer to your wedding when it’s hotter out.
If you really do not have any wholesalers near you there are tons of “reputable” wholesalers online. Just do a search on here.
And oh, feel comfortable doing it all yourself even if someone has offered to help. My Mother-In-Law had offered to help and she has a very green thumb. Which pushed me towards DIYing all the flowers. Then they decided they weren’t going to fly in till Friday afternoon before the wedding. Big help that was!

Napkins…I’ve seen other girls on here do personalized napkins. It seemed do-able? Albeit unnecessary to me.

Candy bar…I think if you want to do the candy bar it’s worth doing. But I think it’s a hecka lotta work accumulating all the jars and different candies.
I went to a wedding where they did the candy bar. They never announced anything and I thought I was being polite and not going till after dinner. By the time we got there everything was empty and a complete mess. So I would definitely make some kind of announcement or something. All I remember about it was it was a mess and there was obviously not enough for everyone.


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