Updated: Mar 10, 2020
The idea of DIY wedding flowers is attractive from so many fronts - in addition to the affordability and frugality of it, it's fun to fellowship with friends and family working on a shared project, the thought of walking down the aisle with your own creation as your future beloved waits for you, and the creative outlet it provides! There are numerous resources out there to assist with getting through it all, for example, Fifty Flowers. Read up on those, follow through on all their steps, buy your supplies, and do a practice sessoin as well. Pay close attention to the steps necessary for processing and handling the flowers when they arrive to your house. Incorrectly processed flowers will do little to insure beautiful flowers for your wedding day!
Looking to keep your DIY Wedding Arbor/Arch Easy?
Arbors are beautiful, add lots of charm, and can be rustic or elegant. Issues to consider include whether or not they will be out in the sun, wilting before your ceremony, as well as do you have enough time to construct and install them on site. An easy solutoin for both of these include a silk bush (or several!), as you get a lot of coverage in a small amount of time when installing them. Individual silk stems are nice as additional filler for bare spots, but I don't recommend using them to fill 80% of your arbor. It will take a significant amount of time, and they offer little coverage/volume. Check out the wedding swap sites (similar to FB Marketplace) for used foliage/greenery, and tap into this same audience when it's time to resell them. Or pass them onto your sister or favorite girlfriend. An added bonus is they look just like the real thing in pictures!
Is Eucalyptus for Table Decor Your Hearts Desire?
Yes, eucalyptus is luscious, lavish, and still a great look at weddings. Here is a suggestion to keep it affordable and easy so you'll be on your way to the wedding you want and deserve. The centerpiece and table gardland you see here are layered, eucalyptus on the top, with a less expensive green on the bottom. It gives the fullness and richness of a full garland, and since the eucalyptus is on top, it's still the star of the show. If you are doing an indoor garland, and don't have to worry about wind, simply lay the greens out in a linear fashion. There's no need to inter-connect the greens in one, continuous fashion as you'll find in true garlands; they only need to look like a garland. Again, less effort, easy setup, and more affordable.
What's the Most Practical Part of DIY Wedding Flowers to Delegate?
The bouquets are truly an enjoyable part of DIY wedding flowers, and the most forgiving due to the popular loose, natural-looking garden style bouquets. Therefore, we suggest ordering the corsages and boutonnieres. They require an eye and patience for detail, along with finer flowers and foliage you may not be ordering for your bouquets. Many corsages and bouts require a special glue to bring forth those tiny creations (sorry, no hot glue on flowers!), and special flower treatments to insure they survive out of water starting the day before your wedding. You don't want to stress during the wedding wondering if the corsages and boutonnieres for the bridal party and parents/grandparents are holding up!!
How can Something Old Something New Help?
1. We're more than happy to help DIY brides and provide corsages and boutonnieres to compliment the DIY flowers you and your family pull together. We use our in-season foliage and flowers from our flower farm including but not limited to:
Billy Balls, and more!
2. Most of our weddings are very happy with our standard bouts and corsages, which cost $12 and $25 respectively. Have a special request for more luxurious stems? We are happy to provide a quote and order from our wholesaler!
3. In keeping with DIY brides and a mindset for frugality, we encourage pickup rather than incuring delivery and service charges.
Best wishes for a beautiful wedding, filled with moments and memories with family and friends as you start your new life together!
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