DIYing your wedding flowers? So many of us bees do it, and we’re glad to have been able to get those coveted flowers we wanted (hellloooo, peonies!) at a fraction of a florist’s price. We’ve teamed up with FiftyFlowers to make DIY wedding flowers even more affordable:
Today we’re giving away $1,500 in free wedding flowers to 3 lucky Weddingbee brides! Simply enter to win on the Rafflecopter widget toward the end of this post.
(1) grand prize winner wins $1,000 in wedding flowers from FiftyFlowers
(1) runner-up wins $300 in wedding flowers from FiftyFlowers
(1) 2nd runner-up wins $200 in wedding flowers from FiftyFlowers
Read on to learn more about why you should DEFINITELY consider DIY flowers!
Somewhere along the way during your wedding planning journey you’ve decided to do your own flowers. Good for you, crafty brides & grooms! That’s quite a task to take on by yourself…or is it? With DIY becoming more of a rule than an exception these days, it’s getting easier to make every detail “yours” on your big day.
And the easiest way to jump into a do-it-yourself project is with a little help…or maybe a lot of help. Enter: FiftyFlowers.
FiftyFlowers provides wholesale flowers delivered fresh and direct from the farm to your doorstep. You can choose to order in bulk from over 80 different types of flowers (get those highly coveted peonies without paying the astronomical “per stem” fee? Sign us up!) and make it 100% DIY, or choose from one of their their DIY flower combos—a selection of focal flowers, filler flowers, and greens all in one box, making it easy to create your own bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements.
Here’s our favorite part: their “DIY hand-holding.” FiftyFlowers has it all figured out when it comes to wedding planning (they’ve got over 50,000 events under their belt!). Get started by downloading their wedding flower worksheet to help figure out how much you’ll need, or simply contact a wedding flower planner—they do free phone consults and can help you pick out flowers, determine amounts, and give you arranging tips. It’s customer service at its finest!
Since this wasn’t our cocktail hour, our guests spent cocktail hour mingling on the first floor of the mansion. While I was sad that our outdoor details never saw the sun (ha. Sun. Rain.), I loved all of the pretty little things I spent so much time on (with plenty of help of course). And of course, they’re the most relatable part from someone else’s wedding—they’re always the one I’m most excited to read. So let’s see how the Clover wedding turned out!
On the first floor, three rooms were used for dinner, then there was a bar in the solarium looking over the gardens, the front hall, the library and the dining room. In the library, we had our card and gift table (MOH Sis freaked out that the card basket needed to be closeable and hit Goodwill with Mama Clover the day before the wedding to find the little basket-suitcase.) (Do you live in Chicago and want my basket suitcase? PM me!)
Our photos finally came in! And you know what that means…recaps officially begin NOW!
We are SO pleased with our photos—all pictured here are courtesy of Ashley Jane Photography. Highly recommend her! Also, I’m a sucker for black & white version of photos, so you’ll notice that a lot of the ones I use are B&W
I woke up the morning of our wedding from a surprisingly good sleep—considering I don’t sleep as well without Mr. Llama, I didn’t expect to get as much sleep as I did, but I managed a healthy seven-ish hours!
Mr. S is a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. That lucky bastard even gets to wear jeans to work. Because he can maintain such a casual wardrobe, he currently owns only one dark blue suit for whenever he needs to be more dressed up. Since he has some room to grow his formal wear collection, we decided that we would purchase Mr. S’s wedding attire rather than rent.
I like to think I’m pretty fashion savvy, but when it comes to menswear, I’m clueless. Sure I can pick out a few things for Mr. S, but to put together an entire OMG-so-amazing-groom-worthy outfit, I’m out of my depth. Mr. S isn’t well versed in formal menswear either since he rarely has to shop for such items. So when the awards shows rolled around earlier this year, we were paying particular attention to the actors walking the red carpet for inspiration.
When planning your wedding you look into every detail, making it specific to you, not just another party. One great way to do this is with your favors. This is the best way to thank your guests for coming and celebrating your big day. There are some favors that tons of brides and grooms use. You can find these on any wedding supply site. These ideas are so boring and most likely do not reflect who you and your soon-to-be spouse are. Why not make something special for your guests? This way they will know it came from your heart and are much more likely to keep and treasure it. What couple wants to be stuck with a hundred leftover coasters bought from a big chain store? Here are some ideas you can personalize and make your own, while still staying in the traditional favor category.