I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve had a few days off work, or maybe I am in a bridal-bubble, but this week just keeps getting better and better. Last night bridesmaid sis and I had a sleep-over at Mama-Aardvark’s and worked on crafts and bonded. I took her to school this morning, ran errands, took a nap and made a few practice bouquets.
Yes, in a fit of insanity, I decided, since it was spring and all, the bridesmaids should have real flowers. I also came to this decision because I could not pick an alternative. There were just too many! Of course, I didn’t decide this until…ohhhhh, a week ago. Too late to find a florist. So I decided I would try to put some flowers together the week before the wedding. If I could do it in a timely manner, not get frustrated, and liked the out-come, I would make some bouquets the morning of the wedding. Like all DIY tasks, my secret to feeling good while working on them, and liking the finished product, is low expectations.
After a bit of fiddling around, I came up with this:
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at how it all came together. I think they are a bit small yet so I will “bulk them up” a bit for Saturday. What do you think?
I do see how flowers could be cause for a lot of stress, especially if you like things uniform or neatly arranged. But for me, I think DIY will be the way to go! Good thing too otherwise the bridesmaids would really be in a pickle!
Are you DIYing flowers? Am I crazy for doing it? Please only answer that last question if the answer is no (just kidding…kinda).
- Beaver Dam, WI
- Assistant Product Manager
- Wedding Date:
- April 2012
- St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.