When you start planning a wedding you tend to plan DIY wedding flowers after the big stuff. You set a date, book your venue, make a guest list, buy the dress/ tux, pick colors, and get a photographer. It is not until later that you start to plan details like flower decor. Many times, couples decide on DIY wedding flowers early in the planning process but not think about the flowers, colors, or placing an order until a month or two before the wedding. This is normal and even preferred! After all, flowers are part of nature, you they are cut only a few days before you receive them. Here are some suggestions that will help you plan and execute gorgeous DIY wedding flowers while keeping your stress levels down.
1. Don’t worry about flowers until you know the following information:
- Your Wedding Date – this will help you select flowers that are in season. Check out our Flower Availabilities Chart to see what is available around your wedding date. If you don’t see a flower you want on that chart that means the availability varies every year, contact BloomsByTheBox for more information.
- Your wedding theme – you can pick flowers that will match your wedding theme, you can even shop for flowers by style like vintage wedding flowers, rustic wedding flowers, classic wedding flowers, and even whimsical wedding flowers.
- Your wedding colors – you cannot begin to plan for flower arrangements until you know what colors will compliment your wedding. Remember flowers are a part of nature and certain varieties are only available in limited colors. Picking the flowers will only work once you know what colors you can use, then picking varieties become a cake walk.
- How many arrangements you need – Once you know how centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and other decor you will need flowers for you can calculate what flowers are affordable in the quantities you will need.
2. Pick flowers that will work for you.
- Simple is always in season- Don’t get hung up on elaborate designs. Keeping a look simple can actually make it look more fine tuned and professional.
- Use lots of greenery- it will make your arrangements look fuller and save you money. Especially if you are planning a garden themed wedding, lush greenery can make a really classy, romantic flower design.
- Get your family and friends to help – DIY’ing your flowers should be fun. Gathering your bridesmaids, family, or helpers together to be creative is a great pre-wedding activity.
3. Planning flower quantities doesn’t have to be difficult!
- Read our Bouquet and Arrangement Flower Quantity Chart, it will teach you how to calculate about how many flowers you need to make your desired size bouquets, centerpieces, and decor.
- Give yourself a little bit of room for error. If a couple flower stems break or do not rehydrate like others you will want a few extra flowers.
4. Talk to Blooms!
We can help you choose flowers, pick flower quantities and so much more! We’d love to help!Question? Comment? Let us know!
This DIY flower bouquet tutorial by BloomsByTheBox.com was feature on A Practical Wedding, to see the full step by step please see the post “How to: Make a Bright Colorful Wedding Bouquet“
We love that our customers get in touch with us after their wedding to show us their DIY flowers. They usually take a few months to catch their breath then get in touch to brag about how awesome their DIY flower project came out! This particular customer emailed us, thanking us for our service and high quality flowers. It is in the moments like this that we really enjoy our hard work to make each customer as happy as possible. Budget couples are so happy to save the money yet get enough flowers for their DIY decor.
This DIY Wedding took place in Minnesota! The vintage wedding style is the perfect opportunity to create imperfectly shaped bouquets with texture and color. The garden roses in particular are vintage styled flowers. Photos from Solveig Nesse Photography.
We know these DIY flowers are stunning but how can you overlook that dress?!? Just in case you are in the market for a wedding dress, this one is from Jovani. It is beautiful! The garden roses are the perfect fit for the vintage style dress.
If you are in the planning process, what flowers are you thinking about getting? Do you have a specific flower style you want to achieve?
Sometimes it’s hard to think about of the box with winter wedding flowers. Usually winter wedding couples end up with traditional white flowers and loose the pizazz that they really wanted. Here is so inspiration that can keep you thinking outside the box.
1. Texture: Add fillers and greens that have a unique texture to break up white winter wedding flowers.
2. Color: Be bold, add layers of color. Either shades of winter colors or gold/ silver floral spray on your textured fillers/ greens.
3. Surrounding Elements: Use linens, vases, and ribbons to add texture to bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonniere for a professionally styled ambiance
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This centerpiece incorporates unique textures that add depth to the arrangement. The hypericum berries, pine cones, and seeded eucalyptus pods compliment the incense cedar, holiday ornaments, red and white roses, lisianthus, and mini green hydrangeas. Creating depth with texture keeps the arrangement from feeling too overly Christmas or even tacky. The arrangement looks classy and tasteful because of the inclusion of texture and depth.
Garden roses, greenery, anemones, ranunculus, and red dendrobium orchids combine to create the dimensional wedding tablescape above. The surrounding elements and shades of the same color (bright red, deep red, burgundy, and maroon) create depth. The surround elements are a perfect mixture between the brick wall, gold linens, gold vase, and other accents that create an original wedding ambiance.
OR you can throw any rules right out the window and come up a completely original idea that speaks to your personality as a couple. This design include red peonies, red freedom roses, purple stock, seeded eucalyptus, billy balls, brunia, and thistle. All of the elements are included in this design, color, textures, and surrounding elements. The bright icy blue is perfect accent! Don’t you agree?