Help! flowers - need your opinion

I wanted to do DIY flowers but after talking to a lot of people I figured out it's kind of a bad idea. Doing too many things DIY might save some money but might stress us out too much the week of the wedding.

I don't want to spend $$$$$ on flowers though, so I'm thinking of just getting the bouquets and bouts done professionally and doing the centerpieces with one of my maids of honor. What do you think?

Also, do you think church flowers are worth it for my venue (pic in bio)? Saint Mary's is a HUGE church and I'm not sure if it would make a difference. Maybe just have one large floral arrangement on the altar and skip the decorations on the aisle?
Posted on March 16, 2007 at 6:25 am
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hey, I'm all for centerpieces. Bouquets and bouts would've been harder for us since we've never made them. But, in the end, I think this balance works well for your situation. I say no flowers in the church, it's too hard w/ such a big space and people won't notice unless it's large and that's expensive.
Posted on March 16, 2007 at 9:20 am
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I'm planning to do DIY centerpieces too. I want to buy potted orchid plants, wrap the pot in a nice sheer fabric and tie it with a ribbon. I've seen this in other wedding pics and I think it's pretty easy to do. Also, since it's potted, I can make them a few days before and not be too stressed out the day of.
Posted on March 16, 2007 at 10:16 am
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DIY flowers is too much stress if you haven't done it before. Plus, I hear it's more expensive to DIY because you have to buy flowers to practice on. My advice - hire an inexpensive florist!
Posted on March 18, 2007 at 8:58 am
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i got my personal flowers from safeway - much cheaper than a florist and they looked great!
Posted on March 19, 2007 at 11:36 am

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