Flower Girls

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.

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Me and Bridesmaid L putting things together

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My mom turned out to be quite the expert at floral arrangement.

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Gramama helps take leaves off the berries.

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My mom helping my sister, MOH M, with her bouquet

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Bridesmaid L documents the activity.

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My gramama takes a break from helping to check out my wedding band.

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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.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Treasure

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:46 pm

    It looks great, I’m glad you got such a great price specially since it took that little time.

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:40 pm

    Your bouquets look amazing, great job!
    Can’t wait for your recaps, Treasure!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:49 pm

    I love this! I think these look amazing. And what a great way to save some money!

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    BridieBea 867 posts, Busy bee @ 9:58 pm

    These are really nice! I’m always a little anxious when I hear people are DIYing their bouquets, because having a former florist as a mum I see a lot of the practical risks that others sometimes don’t.

    Like people overestimating the amount of time cut flowers last for, underestimating how important the right conditions are (just a little water? No!), assuming all flowers need the same conditions, and most importantly; failing to recognise the difference between florists’ flowers and the ones you buy in Tesco.

    I think it was a wise decision to buy them from Wholefoods, because at least then you know you’re probably gonna get quality. They look gorgeous and really professional!

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:03 pm

    props for this. they came out awesome.

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