DIY Bouquets and Boutonnieres?

I think I am going to have to go this route.. any advice?

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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I cannot say enough about afloral.com! I purchased my bouts, bridesmaid bouquets, and centerpiece flowers:


I cannot say enough photo 3335907-1


The quality is amazing!! THe morning of my wedding, we were heading to breakfast and my Aunt saw the flowers laying around and she said, "Should we turn the air up, put those in water? I would hate for them to wilt" I was like wow-they are fake! No one noticed at all.


The best part: 6 bouquets (the ones pictured above), 6 orchid bouts for the boys, 3 different orchid corsages for the Moms, and 10 orchid stems for our centerpieces I paid $51.23!! They constantly have deals you can find online, for a % off, or free shipping.


It was the BEST way to do my flowers. I would order and they would be at my door by 9am the next morning.


 

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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I have ample planning time so I waited for end of season sales. 85% off is helpful. When it comes to DIYing your masterpiece make sure you take your time and try to plan out a design you are trying to achieve. I re-did my bouquet a few times until I was happy with the last design. I finally found an inspiration pic and it really made a difference for me.


I have 7 bouquets and I paid under $100 (for all involved costs). I mainly went to Michael's.


I have ample planning photo 3335924-1


 


I have heard a ton of wonderful comments from customers from Afloral.com, Shipping to Canada was out of my price range for me to be able to try them :(

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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Thanks ladies!


 


Jess did you buy them already made or did you diy?

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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They came as premade bouquets. They were wrapped with really cute raffia bows that would have been great if I was doing a rustic/country wedding. Since we were at the beach, I cut the raffia and wrapped them in ribbon that I had. The cost per bouquet, which were 7 stems, was only 3.99!!

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm
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I did the bouquets with stuff from Afloral.com, and my inspiration for my bouquet came from an idea on that site.  They have great ideas for bouquets and centerpieces (check their Wedding Design Ideas and their blog), and they include videos for a few "how-to" things.  


Here was my inspiration:


I did the bouquets photo 3335987-1


And here was the reality:


I did the bouquets photo 3335987-2I did the bouquets photo 3335987-3


As far as the bouts, I was inspired by some that mahoganieyes found on etsy.com from VintageJunkGirl.  They're made out of vintage sheet music, and I was able to get 6 of them for $6.  They were 2 inches in diameter, the perfect size for the guys, and while I didn't do anything else to them (I wanted them simple), you certainly could dress them up a bit if you wanted.  I just glued a pin back to each and they worked perfectly.


I did the bouquets photo 3335987-4I did the bouquets photo 3335987-5

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm
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Such a great post! *saving for inspiration* I might go this route myself. My FI loves to read and it just dawned on me after seeing @moore807's post that maybe I could do a boutonniere for my FI out of a book instead of sheet music? Such great ideas everyone! Thanks @Jen3641 for making this post!

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 12:09 am
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You are right jenxash. This is a great post!  If you want real flowers, try Sam's club or my personal favorite, Kroger. I go to Kroger every Wednesday to buy flowers because it is me and my sweetie's date night and there are some amazing arrangements in there for dirt cheap!  The florist in Kroger is doing all my bouquets, mine, moh, and three bridesmaids for $80 and she does EXCELLENT work!  I think I am going to go to the website above for my toss bouquet.

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 2:27 am
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Please view my shopping cart below and tell me if you think I have enough to make a bouquet?


 


My colors are purple and teal


 


Thanks!


 


http://www.afloral.com/s.nl/sc.3/.f

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm
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It doesn't come up.  It does depend on how large of a bouquet you want.  For mine, I used 3 hydrangeas, 2 stephanotis, 3 anemones, and 2 rose sprays.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm
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Aww thought that link would work


 


I have 23 flowers and some dried lavender to add. Is that too much? I want a full bouquet

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm
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It depends on how full those flowers are.  If anything, if it seems too full, you can make a smaller bouquet for the toss bouquet.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm
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True!

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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Those are beautiful!  I definitely agree with you about afloral.com.  They have amazing quality.  I ordered them for my friend's wedding that I was in and everyone commented upon what we made. 

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm
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It seems that you have plenty of good advice about the bouquets so I will skip to the bouts. I made my own using floral pics, florist tape, ribbon, fake leaf, and a pearl pin. All togther it was approximately 10 bucks for 13 bouts. The floral picks I got from the wedding section at Micheal's along with the ribbon, leaf, and pearl pin. I am sure you can get the tape too... I just didn't know it would be needed at the time. I highly suggest watching a few videos on youtube for how to do it. They can really be handy! All in all it was an easy and quick way to save a boat load of money.


My Bouts


It seems that you photo 3339077-1

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:07 am
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I did all of my flowers for the wedding, purchasing bunches of lilac and white colored roses at Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sales.  For under $50 and about two hours of time I made my bouquet, my MOH mouquet, the bouts, coursages, jr bridemaid bouquet and my throw away.  I also had left over flowers for the centerpieces at the reception.  I had never made a bouquet before and never really worked with flowers.  Mine came out perfect my very first try and well I loved it!

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:07 am
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when in doubt... YOUTUBE!

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm
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If you are using silk flowers, it can very well be a work in progress.  My flowers were purchased (from Michael's) in January of 2011 (wedding in November of that year) and I loved it.  Of course, I only made my bouquet (the BMs carried single fresh white roses) and then one of our groomswomen made the bouts out of felt & fabric. 


I was inspired by many brooch bouquets I saw, and mostly pmnunes83's silk flower/brooch bouquet...had to have it!


My bouquet:


If you are using photo 3340190-1


Single White roses:


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Bouts:


If you are using photo 3340190-3


(faraway pic, but you get the idea)

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm
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I made mine but they are fabric flowers and I love them to pieces!!! Im not big on real flowers, i have allergies so I mad the fabric flowers for the bouquets and I bought satin flowers form Afloral.com for my centerpieces. :)

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:15 am
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I made my bridesmaids' bouquets that doubled as centerpieces and my guys' bouts from real touch flowers!  Check out my bio :)

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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