Jennifer
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Flowers - anyone doing their own flowers?

Jennifer, on October 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 18
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Is anyone doing Their flowers by themselves

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hey there, Jennifer!

    Welcome to the WeddingWire community Smiley smile

    Are you thinking of DIYing your own flowers with real flowers or artificial ones?

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  • Jennifer
    Beginner June 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    Artificial flowers
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  • C
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Caroline ·
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    I was considering it however Sams Club has a reasonable wedding collection. All you have to do is buy/rent the vases and place the flowers in water for your centerpieces. The bouquets are all pre made.

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  • Jennifer
    Beginner June 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    We are just going to do Artificial flowers for the bouquets because we want to keep them after
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  • Brooke
    Beginner May 2020
    Brooke ·
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    I’m doing mine myself. Sams club and Costco has great prices on fresh flowers and all you need is the flowers, craft wire and ribbon! It will be for my bridesmaids and centerpieces. Saving money on flowers for groom and groomsmen’s flower and doing pocket squares included with rental and my bouquet is going to be a brooch bouquet!
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  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
    Rachel ·
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    I am actually use artificial foam flowers. I honestly couldn't love them more. Highly surprised by them and it made it so easy for us to assemble them 3 months in advance!

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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    I used fake flowers! It wasn’t as hard as I expected, just time consuming.

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  • Jennifer
    Beginner June 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    Those are really nice I’m trying to figure out how long it will take me.my wedding is in a year and a half awa
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  • Sara
    Beginner November 2020
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    I've been thinking about doing my own flowers for the wedding party as well. I would like to have fresh flowers on the tables at the reception though.

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  • Camilla
    Dedicated June 2021
    Camilla ·
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    Artificial flowers can be fun too. My sister did that. we got them at Hobby Lobby 50% OFF

    Personally I am getting my flowers from Costco.

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  • Camilla
    Dedicated June 2021
    Camilla ·
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    But a bonus is you can make them days/weeks even months ahead of time without them going bad

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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Exactly! We’re 10 months out and they’re done. Gives me more time to focus on other things
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Thanks! We are 10 months out. For 4 bouts, 2 bouquets, and a wreath it took 4 weekend days and multiple store trips. But I did have some unexpected issues and other commitments to tend to.
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  • Jennifer
    Beginner June 2021
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    I really like those they are so cute
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  • Allison
    Beginner November 2020
    Allison ·
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    I plan to do my own flowers. We will be using real flowers. But I'm not sure when I should start? My wedding is November 2020 and obliviously the flowers wont live that long lol. Maybe i'll do a few practice runs a few months beforehand so i know when i bang it out a few days before the ceremony ill be a pro.

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  • Jennifer
    Beginner June 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    I would do like 2 weeks before if your doing real flowers
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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I did my own bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets. For boutonnieres and FH's mom's corsage, Hobby Lobby has pre-made "real touch" ones in a variety of colors. They are normally $3-5, but often have 50% off wedding stuff. I got them when they went on sale!

    I also got my artificial flowers from Hobby Lobby during a week that their floral was 50% off. Each department tends to be 50% off once a month or so. It didn't take me long to make my bouquet and my 3 bridesmaids' bouquets. About a couple of hours total including re-doing my bouquet once.

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  • Erica
    Savvy August 2020
    Erica ·
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    Those look amazing! Great job!
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