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Considering DIY Wedding Flowers?

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

If you’re engaged and planning your wedding, you may have given some thought to DIY-ing some or all parts of your wedding. You want to make your wedding your own, being personally involved and adding the special unique touches that will personalize your wedding day. The idea of working with your friends and family may also sound exciting to you! And of course, DIY seems like a smart strategy for keeping the budget under control.

Close-up image of winter wedding bouquet with white & cranberry roses, & golden pinecone decorations.

There are many resources out there to help DIY parts of your wedding. The first thing to keep in mind is to take a look at each aspect of your wedding and decide whether that is a project you want to do yourself. For example, do you really want to bake your own wedding cake?Of course, some parts lend themselves to doing it on your own more so than others.

When it comes to your wedding flowers, there are some unique considerations for whether to DIY. If you’re thinking about doing the flowers yourself for your wedding, here are some points to consider, as well as some suggestions for how to do it cost-effectively and without adding a lot of stress on your wedding day.

Challenges with DIY Wedding Flowers

One of the first points is that flowers cannot be bought and assembled far in advance. Flowers will have to be designed 2 days before the big day. This is the exact time when the stress rises for the engaged couple and their families. It’s the time when everything has to come together, family starts coming into town, and you have to run around and pick up different items. It gets very busy, very quickly.

Secondly, when purchasing retail, you won’t know for sure what kinds, colors, and quantities will be available. You may or may not be able to find what you envisioned using and then have to change your creative plan.

The third challenge is that flowers require adequate refrigeration, no matter what time of year it is. Dehydrated, wilted flowers on your wedding day will just look so sad! Flowers need the proper temperature control up to the last moment possible to look their best.

The last challenge with DIY flowers is the set up. Most venues don’t let you in until about 2 hours before hand. As you’re running around to get everything in place, not only will you be pressed for time, but you’ll also get hot and dirty! Whether it’s you setting up or someone you love, it’s a stressful thing to have to do on your special day.

Creative Solutions for DIY Wedding Flowers

winter wedding seating chart flowers

A great alternative to the total DIY wedding flowers project is that you can purchase or make all the vases, signs, and decorative accents for your wedding day, then work with a florist to provide the flowers. Here at Hatfield Florist, we have done weddings this way before. This means you can add your unique creative touch to the pieces. It will look personalized just for you as a couple. You and your friends and family can have fun together making these pieces. And you can do them well in advance! You provide all these details, and then we can simply add the flowers to them.

One of the benefits to working with Hatfield Florist is that we have access to flowers that are fresh, in the correct varieties and colors. We work with vendors worldwide, and year round to get just the right flowers. Furthermore, we can pass on our volume discount, no matter the quantity that you are buying - that means a great deal for you!

Here at Hatfield Florist, we’ve been working with brides for over 30 years. We specialize in providing amazing flowers to fit each bride’s needs - whether that’s start to finish or a completing DIY project. We are here to help you in any way we can, don’t hesitate to reach out at any point in your planning process.

A lot that goes into a wedding. When you’re a year away, projects seem doable. As it gets closer, however, that’s when fun projects turn into stressful late nights. Your wedding is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Everyone comes together to support and love you as a couple - it should be a wonderful and fun time! Remember not to take on too many projects and look for creative solutions to create the wedding of your dreams!

The sweetheart table decorated with a gold "mr & mrs." sign, and floral arrangments w/ white & cranberry flowers.

Photos in this post courtesy of Pravada Photography.


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