DIY weddings are an ever-popular topic, and we’ve talked about them on this blog before. DIY wedding flowers are an especially great way to add some personal touch to your wedding and save some cash while you’re at it.
DIY projects are all about inspiration, so I’ve got some ideas here to get you started.
First off, the website, Wedding Flowers Guide, has a few great pieces of advice to DIY wedding flowers. In essence: don’t over-complicate things. They suggest going with a simple, elegant design, using classic flowers such as roses or lilies.
And be organized. Have everything done by the day of. Even do a trial run if you’ve got the time — no experimenting at the last minute. They’ve even got a great DIY wedding flowers ebook you can check out if you’re looking for inspiration.
Being the internet age, there are plenty of great how-to articles and videos around the web. For instance, The Knot has a great tutorial for creating your own boutonnieres. Another great resource is Big Wedding Tiny Budget. They’ve got a huge list of DIY wedding flower video tutorials.
Otherwise, their advice is similar to Wedding Flowers Guide: be organized, start early and keep it simple. In particular, they suggest ordering from the flower wholesaler as early as possible — and even order more than you need, just in case. They have a great list of wholesalers to check out.
And, as I said, DIY wedding flowers are all about inspiration. There are plenty of great spots on the web to check out photos to get your creative juices flowing. The Knot has a great set of photo galleries sorted by color and type. Of, course, if you want tried and true, nothing beats Martha Stewart — her website is a great resource for DIY inspiration.
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