We do a lot for weddings- chairs, arbors, officiate, coordinate, plan, music, setup, and now flower arrangements! Hah!Recently, we were doing Tallahassee wedding day of coordinator service. Our job was not only to setup the wedding ceremony and reception space but also to put together centerpiece flowers, ceremony flowers for shepherds hooks, and decorative vase flowers to put throughout the reception site.
Our friend’s at A Country Rose Florist did the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, and boutonnieres.
The bride bought all the flowers from Costco, shared a few Pinterst pictures with me, and had all the vases ready to go. On the day of the wedding it was a lot of work but we are really proud of how everything turned out so we wanted to share how to DIY wedding flowers. *Note all the pictures featured in this post are DIY wedding flowers and arrangements we put together.
First off, we strongly advise you to hire a professional florist for your bridal bouquet! You’ll be happy you did!
Then for the decorative flowers, centerpieces, and ceremony flowers-
Decide on what you want everything to look like. Since your DIY wedding flowers, keep it pretty and simple like 2-3 flowers.
A lot can go a long way when it comes to flower decorations. For example a mason jar can be wrapped with a little twin or spray paint bottles.
Buy all your vases, put in boxes with labels. For example, box 1 is labeled with “10 centerpiece vases” and box 2 is labeled “4 vases for bar”.
Purchase flowers from a wholesale store like Costco, Sam’s Club, or Trade Joe’s.
If you don’t have a day-of coordinator putting the flowers together you’ll want to start your flowers the day before the wedding then keep them in the fridge until wedding.
When making the flower arrangements use very sharp cuttingscissors (like outdoor garden sheers), put a little bit of water in the vases, cut off the excess leaves, and have fun!!
Remember flowers are pretty in themselves so you don’t need to go CRAZZYY.