A common item that people DIY for weddings is apparently flowers. While beautiful, florists are costly and it often gets cut in favor of other items. A lot of people order flowers in bulk, either by the stem or as pre-prepared bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. We briefly considered DIY flowers, but luckily got some additional funds and elected to use them for the flowers.
I did do a DIY flowers trial with some grocery store flowers from Harris Teeter. For the wedding, I have chosen hydrangeas and babies breath for the bouquets and centerpieces, with roses in my bouquet and the fiance's boutinniere. Harris Teeter had all of the flowers I wanted in the appropriate colors, blue and white.
First I tried the boutonnieres. We decided to do babies breath only for the groomsmens, carnations and babies breath for the best men and fathers, and a rose and babies breath for the fiancee.
First, I took 2 to 3 stems of babies breath and taped them together.
Finished products - I like options!
I also did some practice bouquets and centerpieces, smaller than real life. Hydrangeas are huge and take up a lot of space, so the babies breath was mainly filler. I started with taping together 2 to 3 stems of white hydrangeas.
Then I added in babies breath (for the all white bouquet) or blue hydrangeas and babies breath, for the white and blue bouquets/centerpieces. I finished it off with the grey ribbon again.
Things turned out ok, but it did take a few hours to get the hang of things. All in all, I am glad we found a florist who does beautiful work for reasonable prices. I don't need this headache before the wedding. Here is a look at some of my wedding flower pinterest inspirations I sent to my florist.