(Closed) To make or not to make….

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It wasn’t that hard.  I didn’t try the boutenneires though.  It depends how much you already have on  your plate though.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Check out this thread. I think brides who have made their own bouquet (don’t know if there’s someone who has made ALL flowers in addition to bouquets) really enjoyed the experience and highly recommended it.

However, I personally did not do it because 1. I’m probably not as crafty as you, 2. I had a lot of out of towners that I would like to interact and entertain the days leading up to the wedding, 3. I have probably only 1 or 2 other people who would be skilled and free to help me out, 4. I have other DYI items in the wedding already, 5. It was a semi-destination wedding for us so there weren’t enough fridge space, buckets and equipment for me to make/store/assemble flowers (also extra expense and crap to accumulate for me). Hence, it wasn’t worth the trouble for me.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I agree with pren79. While I’m a big fan of DIY, I’m not a fan of anything that has to be done in the days right before and of the wedding.  I want to be free to enjoy myself and my guests.

That being said, it all depends on how you plan to spend those days.  If you are fine with the idea of spending that time “crafting” by putting together your flowers, then it does indeed sound like a good idea.  It wouldn’t be for me, but I cannot speak for you.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thought about doing this too, but was worried I’d be too stressed out right before the wedding.  And my big fear was that whatever flowers I had my heart set on using would somehow not be the best looking ones at the market that day!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My friend did it and had no problems at all – she used silk flowers. I am planning on DIY bouquets, and I think it will be completely managable. If you use silks, you can put them together way in advance of the wedding. If using real flowers. there are lots of internet tutorials. You can even buy a couple of cheapie bouquets from the grocery store and try it yourself before attempting on your real wedding flowers. There are lots of tutorials around. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My original plan was to do 100% of the flowers for my wedding.  Now that we are getting closer to being locked into that decision, I’m wavering.  Now I’m thinking I might hire someone to do the bouquets (which I am most worried about) and the groom bout.  And then Ill order wholesale flowers and put together the rest of the bouts, corsages, and reception flowers before.  They don’t seem as intimidating to me. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I think that there are a lot of things you can DIY that aren’t right before the wedding.  I personally think that you shouldn’t stress yourself out on such a big project the day before or day of.  But, if you do decide to do it… ALL THE POWER TO YA!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 1992

Besides, with fresh flowers you will need refrigeration space to keep them fresh looking and do you really want to mess up your hands/fingernails being crafty right before the big day?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Maybe you could get some flowers from the grocery store and do a trial run before you decide? Then you’ll get a feel for working with the flowers, and can make your decision then. And you’ll get some practice in for the real bouquet that way too!

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