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Just Said Yes April 2021

Flowers!

Ashley, on August 22, 2020 at 7:07 PM Posted in Style and Décor 3 28
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Did you get your flowers from a florist? Or did you DIY? Did you split it & do like centerpieces yourself and getting bouquets from a florist? Also, we live in Colorado while the wedding will be back home in Oklahoma. So I’m indecisive because I don’t want to order something I can’t see until right before the day of.

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Latest activity by Debra, on September 16, 2020 at 8:54 PM
  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Daughter used a florist and was very happy. One thing to consider is that the contracts of some florists do not allow other floral arrangements (they don't want to be tagged in a photo where their work is showcased along with DIY arrangements that may not be representative of their work). If you're considering having both, be sure to ask the florists you interview if they are okay with that.

    Daughter did a lot of comparison shopping and found a florist she LOVED who did a great job of working within her budget for all the florals. Good luck!

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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    We are ordering our bouquets from our florist, and we're doing non floral centerpieces. I wanted to see what my bouquet would look like ahead of time, so once we postponed our wedding, I ordered a flower arrangement for my original date and requested it to look like my bouquet. I'm glad I did, since there are things I want to be different. Maybe order a "practice" flower arrangement from a florist to see if you'd like it?
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2021
    Chrysta ·
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    I will be getting all my flowers from a florist. I am in the same position you are – we are having a destination wedding in another state. I attempted to DIY a bouquet, and it was a horrible disaster! LOL After that, I immediately called a florist in the state we are having our wedding. I sent her inspiration photos and she would email me back photo ideas. After a few days of back-and-forth emails, I think we nail down exactly what my vision is. I thought it would be more nerve-racking doing this long distance, but it has actually been really easy! From what I’ve been told about other people’s’ interactions with florists, I feel like mine has actually been more patient and taken more time discussing and showing me options than a lot of brides who have gone in and discussed with florists face-to-face! So I am feeling pretty confident that she will deliver 🤞🏻🤞🏻
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  • Caitlin
    Devoted June 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    We are doing a florist and I think we will be happy with them! Check reviews and make sure they are reputable!
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  • Jessica
    Rockstar September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I initially planned to DIY since I just need the bouquets and boutonnières, but the more I thought about it the more I was worried that our three hour plus drive on Friday before the wedding was going to complicate things. Instead, I hired a florist local to the wedding, after interviewing three and stalking all of their social media. They are just doing my bouquet and the boutonnières, and my MOHs are now carrying lanterns with greenery and fairy lights in them.
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  • Minimalist Bride
    Master April 2021
    Minimalist Bride ·
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    I plan to get mine from a grocery store.
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  • Janine
    Beginner October 2020
    Janine ·
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    I bought a wood bouquet for me. I am planing to buy a silk arrangement for the trellis. I want to use a local florist for the 5 center pieces that will be the only fresh flowers at my wedding. If the florist has an issue, I will buy the flowers from a wholesaler and make them myself.
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  • L. Thomson
    Expert October 2020
    L. Thomson ·
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    I used dried wheat and fake flowers, leaves and acorns. Here's the matron of honor crown, my crown, bridesmaid's bouquet, and boutonnieres. Sorry my bouquet isn't quite done.Flowers! 1

    Flowers! 2

    Flowers! 3

    Flowers! 4

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  • Leanne
    Super September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    I made my bouquet and my sisters bouquet, along with two large ceremony arrangements (all silk). I hired a florist for centerpieces and corsages and boutonnieres. I wanted to know what my bouquet would look like, and the flowers closest to guests to be real. It wasn’t cheaper, but it made me happy lol. Flowers! 5

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  • E
    Dedicated March 2021
    Elissabeth ·
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    We got lucky in that my aunt used to be a florist and offered to do my arrangements. We're buying bulk flowers from Sam's Club and then making aisle pieces that will then double as centerpieces after the ceremony and the bridesmaid bouquets will be going into small buckets to decorate the head table with mine going by the cake. This way we can get the feeling of lots of fresh flowers without spending as much.
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  • Rose
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Rose ·
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    I’m in Florida but getting married in Ny and I’m DIY. The only real flowers I’m doing is on the cake and my head table. Everything else is fake. I got lucky because my sister is actually Making everything for me so I think you can go either way with it but your right you want to know what your getting from the florist. Would you have time to DYI when you get there?

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I ordered some fake flowers from amazon and love them!
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  • Hanna
    Super June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    We used a full service florist. There was a clause in our contact that we were not allowed to use any flowers not provided by the florist, so we couldn’t have DIY-ed any even if we wanted to. We looked at 12 florists in our city and every single one had this same stipulation (granted, these were mid range to higher end florists so this was to be expected). We met with our florist before booking and were very impressed with their portfolio so we felt confident when booking
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  • Nicole
    Savvy February 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I did my centerpieces, bouquets, boutanieres, and corsages myself. I got everything from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dollar Tree, and AC Moore before it closed.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I did mine diy with artificial flowers bought from Michaels
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We used Budget Bride - fake flowers. Partly because of cost, partly because my dad has developed allergies to every flower.

    Flowers! 6


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  • Jeni
    Devoted July 2021
    Jeni ·
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    For my minimony, we DIYed the centerpieces and head table garland weeks in advance. We also had to travel some distance, so having that already done was nice. We then DIYed the bouquets and bouts the night before with grocery store flowers after watching 3 YouTube videos.


    Tip: it helps if you have one person holding the flowers in place while another person or two arranges. We also ended up using clear packaging tape to hold the bouquets together, LOL. It was getting tricky with floral wire and rubberbands, so we got creative! It was covered with a ribbon anyway, and the chapel coordinator and photographer thought they were super beautiful and took extra pictures of them! 😄
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  • Leanne
    Super September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    Same! I used electric tape to hold mine and then covered with ribbon. Lol floral wire was not helpful.
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  • K
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Kimberly ·
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    DIY but I didn’t do the work lol purchased off of Etsy and couldn’t be happier. They’re fake but look as real as day and I’ll have them forever! VERY MUCH RECOMMEND!!! Flowers! 7

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    Savvy August 2020
    Eryn ·
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    I ordered silk flowers on amazon for centerpieces and they turned out great! My arch flowers and bouquet were silk flowers as well that I custom ordered on Etsy. Everything turned out great and it cut down the cost by a ton as well.
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