DIY Wedding Flowers
Step 1 - Compile Images via Pinterest
Compile images using Pinterest or other wedding blogs. Chose inspiration that speaks to the look you’re hoping to achieve. We suggest going with more simple designs that can be easily put together.
Step 2 - Pick a Design
From the images you compiled in Step 1, chose what designs you want for the bouquets, centerpieces, bouts and maybe ceremony site. The key is to not to go overboard with pieces. Chose pieces that do not feel overwhelming that you will enjoy putting together.
Step 3 - Buy your Containers
Before buying your flowers decide on a vase or other type of container that you want to use. Keep in mind that you're a novice so keep the vase opening to 3"- 4" for your centerpieces. Anything larger you will be spending more time designing and more money on flowers.
Step 4 - Floral Supplies
You’ll want to pre-buy your supplies, which you can easily do online or at a big box store. The following is the essentials.
Step 5 - Create a Timeline
1. Chose a date to purchase the flowers (we recommend 30 days in advance of the event date at the latest)
Step 6 - Discover the 10 hardiest flowers for bouquets and arrangements
Spend some time thinking about what type of flowers you want to use. We suggest using a few of the top 10 hardiest flowers. This will make the designing easier and less stessful. Take a look at buy by the box as well. The pre-curated boxes make deciding what you need easy.
Step 8 - Review Tutorials
Spend some time reviewing the tutorials. Do not wait until the week of your wedding this will give you anxiety. We recommend adding this date to your timeline to keep everyone in check.
Step 7 - Order the Flowers
Rule of thumb is to order your flowers at least a month in advance. We highly recommend ordering them within 60 days of your event to ensure availability. Waiting isn't recommended get those flowers ordered and mark that off your list.