Umm… as far as a tutorial goes… we went to a wholesaler, bought $431 worth of green and white flowers that they happened to have on hand… and put them in teapots whatever way we thought they looked good. We tied them off with elastic bands, so we could give away the flowers without having to give away the pots.
My aunt did the carried bouquets, and I pretty much just sat there and told her whether I thought they needed more of green, or more white, so I can’t take full credit there.
I believe my bouquet has roses, fresia, hypernicum berries, and chrysanthemums.
BM’s had carnations, and two types of chrysanthemums.
Centrepieces had roses, white and green chrysanthemums, a smaller green chrysanthemum and hypernicum.
The flowers stretched to 4 bouquets, 10 centrepieces, 2 alter arrangements, 2 boutonieres, 4 corsages, a toss bouquet with enough left over for a huge bouquet for my grandma’s birthday and a good size arrangement left at my aunt’s house for the gift opening the next day.
I went to the market and ordered the flowers we wanted on Tuesday, and picked them up on Thursday for our Friday wedding. I had a huge crew of help though, with two aunts, a cousin and my mom who all have a pretty good eye for these kinds of things.
I think the main thing is to be flexible if you’re going to DIY. I went a couple weeks before and the hydrangeas looked great. When we went right before the wedding they looked a little sad, so we had to re-imagine the bouquets on the fly.
If you have your heart set on a specific flower, DIY might not be for you.