Thinking about DIYing your wedding flowers?

You’ve just gotten engaged; now what?

As you go through the check marks of what vendors you need, you get to the Flower category.  You begin paying deposits on the venue, photographer and baker then you get invitations and the big one….your dream wedding dress!  You’ll get around to the flowers soon.  You’re thinking, “Hey, let’s do these ourselves!”  I’ve heard, “We can order on line.  They deliver to your door!” Or, “We will just Youtube the how-to’s on flower arranging”.

There are some wonderful companies that can send quality product, HOWEVER, then what?  Here’s some questions to ask yourself….

  • What happens if the wrong color comes and it’s days before the wedding?
  • You’ve just unpacked your flowers and some look a little distressed, now what do you do?
  • Now your product is delivered, all is looking good, all the right color and quantity but, HOW do you design the flowers?  Of course anyone can hold the stems together and wrap them in a ribbon.  Truly, there is a correct way to do this.
  • You believe you have them finished (and not in record breaking time I’m sure).  Where are you storing them?  Do you have a temperature controlled cooler?  You AREN’T putting them in your refrigerator are you?!–it’s not the same.  I’ve seen many a flower frozen in a refrigerator.

Here at Designs Inspired by You, we love hosting flower parties.  With over 35 years experience in all aspects of the floral industry, we know how to TALK FLOWERS!  It’s not about “cheap or wholesale” flowers, it’s about affordable flowers in an event atmosphere.  The results and feedback we’ve gotten are stellar.  It’s not only a great way to kick off your wedding weekend, (we want you to have your party a few days prior to allow your flowers to drink fully and begin to open beautifully) it’s also a great way to get some of your wedding party together that may not know each other well. (Remember, sometimes we have childhood friends, college friends, cousins etc. that have never met each other before your wedding.  When wedding day comes, everyone is comfortable with each other and kick the festivities off immediately.

We are pretty biased here but take a look at our reviews on Facebook, Google, The Knot, Wedding wire and Pinterest or just visit our web site to look at photos and read reviews.  We think you’ll like us too!!