Justine
Just Said Yes June 2020

Looking for feedback on diy flowers

Justine, on August 17, 2019 at 2:06 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 28
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Seriously considering doing my own flowers. What is the general consensus?

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Latest activity by Jana, on September 9, 2020 at 8:06 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Go for it ! Hobby lobby, Michael's are good ones for fake flowers.
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  • Christine
    Devoted March 2019
    Christine
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    I diy'ed my flowers and have no regrets! Go for it! It was fun to have so much fresh flowers, I wish I could do it again. 馃槀
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    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Crystal
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    I was thinking of doing the same thing. But I did find a small town florist who can do corsages for $15 and boutonni猫res for $6 each!!! Yeah!!! #hired! ^^^^^^^^ thank goodness for autocorrect 馃槀
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise
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    That's what we're doing. My mother has an eye for things like this. She said we had to wait until august to start looking since we're doing fake & The weddings in September with a fall theme. Anyway, she's doing all of it. A lot cheaper this way. My budgets $500 wheras I wasn't quoted anything under $1,000. so it really cuts the cost. I say go for it as long as Real flowers aren't at the top of your priority list!

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  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
    Jennifer
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    I am. Lings moment roses and a few other fillers. My sweetheart table garland is from hobby lobby.
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  • Susan
    Expert August 2019
    Susan
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    I did all of mine and it was really fun. I wouldn鈥檛 trade it for anything. I did fresh flowers though.
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  • Heather
    Expert October 2019
    Heather
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    My diy flowers from lings moments. Totally worth it!

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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva
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    To get good quality fake flowers that don鈥檛 look obviously fake (like Ling Moments that a lot of brides talk about, but that look super fake in photos & in person), you will spend same or sometimes more than for fresh flowers in bulk, from Sam鈥檚 Club or similar places. But both options will be way cheaper than a florist! Fake flowers you can arrange ahead of time & be stress free around your wedding day. They are also easier to deal with because they鈥檙e more resilient. I found some unbelievably real looking, real touch roses, orchids & calla lilies online (Amazon, Etsy, etc). And I found amazing & cheap fresh flowers in Sam鈥檚 club.
    We are doing a mix of real & fake: I will make 2 huge fake arrangements for our ceremony (instead of an arch) & also smaller, Himelli centerpieces for ceremony chairs, that will be reused for reception tables (photo attached). And for large reception centerpieces, we will do very simple but big & lush real flowers from Sam鈥檚 club. We will just put 30-50 stems of all white roses, calla lilies, or orchids in tall 24鈥 vases (like the photos). I love minimal & elegant look of arrangements like that 馃槏 And they will be same cost & less work vs. me making large fake centerpieces that I would be happy with lol (like in the last photo).

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie
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    We are doing it! Ordered flowers from fifty flowers and plan on doing our own bouquets and corsages with real flowers. We are also using real petals for the centerpieces. I did our decor flowers, the boutonni猫res and flower girls flower crowns with Faux flowers from hobby lobby! Here are some photos of my inspirations and my projects!

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
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    Hey. I鈥檓 also a Ling Moments bride. They don鈥檛 look 鈥渟uper fake鈥 in person. I was extremely picky about that. We鈥檙e doing Ling for our arch and real for tables.
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica
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    Im doing all of our flowers. Used sola for bouquets and foam flowers for other decor.

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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva
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    I bought Ling鈥檚 Moments roses & gardenias & they looked super fake to me in person. Especially roses, they are made of unnaturally thick foam & petal pattern is way too symmetrical, which is never seen in real flowers. They鈥檙e also not real touch, which I also don鈥檛 like. But they are super affordable! And for something like arch, that is not close to guests, it will work great! For centerpieces on tables, however, it鈥檚 a no-go for me. At that point, I鈥檇 rather do pretty, original, non-floral centerpieces, than something that looks obviously fake. Here is a closeup of Ling鈥檚 rose vs. a good quality, real touch rose.

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
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    Yeah I agree with you there. I just don鈥檛 like fake flowers on tables in general, I鈥檓 too (irrationally) paranoid people will mess with them, plus I want flowers to smell good. Your fake ones look pretty nice, I wouldn鈥檛 be able to tell.
    I was going to DIY my arch sprays but it鈥檚 too difficult to get the shape right and holy cow ONE spray in my town was $300. Lings works pretty good and I love the color combination.
    I鈥檓 just getting ready made centerpieces from fiftyflowers for my tables, they鈥檙e only $65 for five tables!
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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva
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    You鈥檙e not irrational lol, I know some of my guests would definitely touch flowers to see if they are real 馃槅 And I also want nice smelling flowers at the tables 馃槍
    Yeah, arch prices are absurd. Cheapest quote I got for a larger ceremony centerpiece (not even a full arch) was $600! Um... no thank you haha. For something that will last for only few hours it鈥檚 absurd!
    That鈥檚 an amazing price you got for your flowers from fiftyflowers!
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper
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    I DIYed real flowers. It turned out well and was perfect for me, but it was DEFINITELY time consuming and a pretty big undertaking that could only be done within the couple days right before the wedding. But it was doable and I was able to get exactly what I wanted (though what I wanted was super simplistic). It did take up a lot of space and made a big mess though, haha.
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  • Jo
    Savvy September 2019
    Jo
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    I tried to do mine but have zero skills so I ended up paying to get it made. They arrived so beautifully from China. I got a bride bouquet, MOH bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 5 boutonnieres and 4 corsages for about $300. If you have time and creativity, make your own! I originally bought foam roses from Amazon and plan to use those now to do the chair decorations for the aisles.
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  • Kassidy
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kassidy
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    I was in a wedding and the bride had a free frendor that used to work in the floral department of heb who made all of the bouquets. It was a lot of practice and not as easy if you don鈥檛 have any experience

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    Dedicated July 2019
    Natt
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    I did my flowers the morning of my wedding with my bridesmaids and We had a lot of fun making them no one was stressed out and everyone鈥檚 flowers were unique.
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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney
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    A friend of mine DIY-ed her wedding flowers by going to the local farmer's market. We spent the day arranging flowers and sipping on wine. They turned out very nice.

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    Savvy September 2020
    KitKat
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    I'm planning to DIY all my centerpieces. I'm having a big indian wedding so it's a week long event with the ceremony and reception on different days and locations. For the ceremony day I'm purchasing bulk florals through Costco/Sam's Club (hydrangeas and roses) and arranging them with the bridesmaids the night before into square vases. For the reception I'm using fake orchids in water with floating candles. I'm saving so much money by doing it myself and honestly, the mock up I did for the reception centerpiece is gorgeous and exactly what I wanted! It also helps that since it's a fake flower I can prep it well ahead of time and have less to worry about the week of. Costco also sells pre made sets for bouquets and boutonnieres if you're looking for a cost effective alternative for those

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