Post # 1
Starting to freak out a bit over picking vendors. Caterer, check. DJ, semi-check. Still in need of an officiant (FH just won’t budge on having a friend do the ceremony), photographer, and florist on a low low budget. Think less than 2k for a photog.
I keep seeing incredible DIY wedding flowers and wonder how are they doing that!? and can I do that? So anyone have thoughts on DIYing flowers (boquets, bouts, centerpieces, etc.)
Future Mother-In-Law and I made these mock centerpieces using mason jars and flowers from her garden just so I could show her what I was thinking of.
I plan to use similar flower colors and add some extras to our jars like this:
and this (we’d wood burn the hearts ourselves with table names:
But fellow bees, is it more cost effective (and emotionally effective!) to DIY all the flowers or to have someone do it for me? If DIY then any suggestions? Thanks!
Post # 3
If you DIY its easier to stick to one type of flower and a filler (which is cheaper) the more types of flowers the more it can look DIY.
I would think about what you have to do the day before your wedding and if you really, honestly can get the flowers cut and arranged with some help in a timely fashion.
And the how will you get them all there? Will you have to rent a van? Who will put them out? And then pickup. There is a lot of logistics that can cause both money and major stress. Not that it can’t be done, just that be sure everything is planned so its not really stressful.
You could think about non-flower centerpieces which dont need to be arranged. but many of the same questions apply.
Post # 4
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