Should you design your own wedding flowers?
Not sure if you want to DIY your wedding flowers? Here are some questions to ask yourself before committing:
- Do I feel comfortable working with flowers?
- If the answer is no, is there someone that I can COUNT on who is willing to design the flowers and feels comfortable doing so?
- Do I (or someone I appoint) have at least 8 hours the day or two before the wedding to work on making the floral arrangements?
- Do I want to travel to pick up my flowers a day or two before the wedding? (We recommend picking up bulk flowers 2-3 days before the wedding so that you have time to design with them).
- Do I have a good place (chilled dark place away from pets) to store the flowers between pick-up and the wedding?
- Do I have a good work space with plenty of room and a big sink to use while working with the flowers?
- Do I have friends or family who can help me the day before the wedding to deal with the added stress of taking on such a large last-minute DIY project?
- Do I have a very specific idea of a highly stylize floral design in mind, or will I be okay with whatever happens at the last minute?
- Do I have someone I trust who will set up all the centerpieces and other flower decorations the morning of the wedding when I need to be getting dressed and ready?
- Do I feel like gathering all the vases and other containers myself, and do I know what I'll do with them afterwards? (Giving away the flower-filled vases at the end of the night makes for a great thank you gift!)
- Do I want to buy all the necessary supplies to make the more intricate wedding party flowers (boutonnieres, bouquets, corsages, etc) or do I want to hire a florist to do those while I handle all the other flower decorations?
- Do I want a lot of extra special touches and unique vessels that would be costly to buy myself instead of renting from a florist?
- Do I have someone who can help clean up and take away all the flowers/decor after the wedding is done?