For those of you who are DIY centerpieces...

...who is setting them up for you?  I was initially going to to DIY mine, but I started stressing out bad about where to buy flowers and when to get them because I'll have no time and no one to set them up.  I will be having about 5-6 different size vases on each table with different flowers, so its not like I can just have someone plop flowers in each vase, even single stems.  I decided on buying all the vases/votives/candles and letting my florist handle/arrange.

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm
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pixie_perfect_by
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I am DIY'ing my CP's. Here is my plan: I make them, weeks even months before hand, and the day before transport them to my venue. I have a DOC to help set them up on the day of. Here's a pic of my CP:


I am DIY ing photo 1811372-1I am DIY ing photo 1811372-2


I am DIY ing photo 1811372-3I am DIY ing photo 1811372-4 mock up at venue with out mirror


But of course mine is silk..... so if yours is real...just ignore this...LOL.


I couldn't do real I would panic too!!

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 1:58 am
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I have a DOC that's going to set them up.

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 3:40 am
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I'll have some help from the onsite catering manager and my DOC.  Possibly some extended family too.

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 4:01 am
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We were going to do our flowers and stuff ourselves until my venue told me we could not set up anything until the day of!!!  That is entirely to stressful for me to figure out and I would feel bad having members of my family setting them up.  But if you are DIYing your flowers, you may want to look into a DOC or have family set up if time allows (so they dont miss the important part...the actual I DOs)!!

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 7:23 am
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My aunt and DOC will be taking care of it.

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 8:23 am
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@pixie - those look professionally done!!  gorgeous!

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm
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I will be hiring a DOC too. 

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm
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I'm (hopefully) going to be carving out funkins (fake pumpkins) with a rotary tool... into nice pics or shapes (leaves and such), and a few with our Initials on it - lit up from the inside with fake flicker candles.   They'll (most likely) be on clear cake pedestal platters, with some candles, gourds, leaves (preserved, not fake) scattered about. 


I'm grateful to have a DOC to set it all up.  Will post pics once I carve one out and see how things go!

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 8:25 am
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I'm DIYing, using real touch flowers, and setting them up early that morning. If I run out of time, my brother's girlfriend (sort of my DOC) will.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 1:19 am
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I'm DIYing. My cousin and her husband are my DOCs and will be setting up for me.

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm
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I am DIY'ing and my friends (2 of them) are going ot hte hall in the AM to set it all up for me.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm
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We DIYed ours.  Fortunately, we were able to get into our reception venue starting the day before our reception.  So a friend and I went in there and got everything set up.

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm
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my DOC (cousin & her recruited crew) set it up.

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm
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Pixieperfect - those centerpieces are stunning!


Our DOC, her assistant, and seven or eight friends/family members will be setting the arrangements up at 1:00pm for our 6:00pm ceremony. 


The tricky part is the arrangements will be made the night before by myself, my maids, and my family using a ton of floral foam, tape, fixative, and pins.  Then we will gently place them in boxes I've recycled from my job, stored downstairs in our (hopefully) cool basement, and periodically misted with water from a squirt bottle.


They will be transported in a UHaul (the only vehicle we have large enough to transport all our DIY - crazy, I know!) to our venue and rewatered, remisted, etc. upon arrival to the venue.  We will pack up a dozen or so extra roses and such in a bucket to refresh any flowers that are unable to survive the trip. 


The trick will be hydration, hydration, hydration and making sure the boxes are the right size for each arrangement to keep them from getting jiggled around too much in the truck.


This is probably the only thing I am stressed about, but I've done a few mock ups (including transporting them in my car) using flowers from my garden and so far, so good.


 

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 7:25 am
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im diying, an my florist is just supplying the flowers we are assembling them the night before, so half well be flowers an half well be feathers only in tower vases, for those im assembling the feathers so that all they have to do is plop the foam thing in the vase 


my friend is my doc an my dad an step mom well help out

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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I'm DIYing and my cousin is going to setting up. We are doing a run thru the day before so she knows excatly how I want them :)

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm
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i dont have yet my cp..

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

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