Before I start recaps, I want to address one last thing. I’ve mentioned before that we planned on making our own bouquets. The day before the wedding, I went to Whole Foods with my brothers and bought enough flowers to make three bouquets. I spent a total of $117 and got 12 stems of white hydrangeas, 12 stems of green mini hydrangeas, and a few bunches of hypericum berries. We took them back to the hotel where MOH M, Bridesmaid L, my mom, my gramama, and I put them all together.
Me and Bridesmaid L putting things together
My mom turned out to be quite the expert at floral arrangement.
Gramama helps take leaves off the berries.
My mom helping my sister, MOH M, with her bouquet
Bridesmaid L documents the activity.
My gramama takes a break from helping to check out my wedding band.
My finished bouquet!
We followed the steps I outlined in a previous post. Once we were finished, we kept the stems long and put the bouquets in water overnight. The next morning, we trimmed the stems down before leaving for the church. Hydrangeas are notoriously wilt-y, so we wanted to give them enough to drink before the long wedding day. They held up pretty well!
It took us probably 30–40 minutes to make all three bouquets, and it cost about a third of what I was quoted by a florist. It was definitely worth it for us to DIY our bouquets, and I would recommend it to others.
- Law Student
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Saint James Chapel at Quigley Prep/Murphy Auditorium