Flowers – Making my own bouquets from supermarket bunches?
I’ve contacted some florists for quotes for my wedding flowers, and can’t help but think what a waste of money it seems! Am I mad to think I can pick up lovely supermarket bunches for 20% of the price and do them myself? I don’t want a perfectly tidy bouquet, I like the wilder more natural look and am not set on specific flowers. I’ve watched some tutorials online already, it seems to easy to be true, I will definitely practise beforehand. But I wanted to see if anyone had any tips, or if there is something I might be missing given florists charge so much more, and I don’t really know anything about floristry. I want real flowers as opposed to fake, for the bouquets anyway, and with lots of foliage / greenery.
The florists I have contacted have quoted £95, I bought a gorgeous bunch this weekend for £10… I know they aren’t the same and the same work doesn’t go into it but I need 5 bouquets. Plus the florist charges for labour and delivery on top. I don’t care what state the flowers are in by the time the wedding evening comes, they just need to last through the ceremony and photos.
I definitely will not be putting the bouquets together on the morning of my wedding – when I buy a bunch at home they last around a few weeks so I don’t see the need to buy them the morning of the wedding, surely the day before would be fine? I am planning on buying ready made bunches, and then re-arranging / adding bunches together to make a bigger bunch for a bouquet, I know I will have to trim all leaves / thorns etc, tie them all together, add the ribbon then I would leave them in buckets of water with flower food overnight and maybe trim the stems in the morning if that makes them last longer.