Do it yourself wedding flowers?

by DIY wedding planner on February 12, 2012


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Has anyone used flowerbud.com to order bulk flowers for their weddings? I’m considering using them and ordering a bunch of mini calla lilies or gerbera daisies and I want to make sure they’re good.

Any other tips/websites for DIY flowers?

Did you do bouts yourself, or did you have a florist do them?
One more question: How many days in advance should I have gerbera daisies delivered? Mini calla lilies?

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April February 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

I am using all silk Gerbera Daises because they look so real and are half the cost. They are very easy to work with and arrange, plus you can keep them when your done. Gerberas also don’t really need any greenery, they can be use alon in a vase and still look elegant. My centerpiece consist of 3 gerberas and on glass cylinder vase. Each centerpiece cost $4.

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BridalBiz February 12, 2012 at 5:43 am

You can also usually order them direct from florists too. We ordered ours from a florist and did the assembly ourselves.

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Kristy February 12, 2012 at 5:49 am

I use Grower’s Box (www.growersbox.com) all the time and have never been disappointed. I’ve not used Flower Bud but I am sure as long as there are reviews you will be fine.

Now some DIY flower tips:
- make sure you have a cool place to keep them that is the proper temperature. My brother and SiL kept their flowers in a regular fridge and frozen them the night before the wedding not good!
- get a bouquet from the grocery store to oractice arrnaging and hand-tying with. You won’t feel bad if you have to re-do a couple grocery store carnations before you get good for the wedding day!
- get help, enlist your groom or trusted BM to help with the arranging, there are times you will need two sets of hands (hand tying is a pain by yourself!)
- bout are easy to do, make sure you have some floral tape for the stems and hat pins for the attachment (craft store). Again, practice on the grocery-store flowers.

Good luck!!!

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