The Do-It-Yourself wedding trend seems to be here to stay...or at least for a good loooong visit. There are mixed feelings about this trend in the wedding industry. Some vendors hate it; some don't care one way or the other. And some (like me) are all for it. Well, I'm all for it with reservations. If it adds stress to your wedding day, I think you should avoid DIY at all costs. Talk to your vendors. You may be surprised at what you can actually afford.
But if you love the idea of making your wedding even more personal, do-it-yourself projects are a great way to go.
Flowers as a DIY project can be tricky. With fresh flowers, you really are on a tight time schedule. This isn't something that can be done months or even weeks ahead of time. You are pretty much limited to the two days before the wedding.
To help with the planning of a successful DIY floral project, we suggest practice! Learn what it takes in materials and time to create the designs you want. Take class--or two. Buy the materials and practice at home. But DON'T wait until two days before the wedding to try for the first time. This path can easily lead to tears, frustration and STRESS.
Still interested in floral DIY? Did you know that you can schedule a Bridal / Large Event Workshops for you and up to 11 of your closest friends/helpers/wedding slaves? The Workshops are designed to help the Do-It-Yourself bride or host. We will meet with you to decide on the style of arrangement and the flowers you want to use for the event, then schedule a class where we will show you how to create that design, using the flowers you've chosen. This allows you to plan enough time to create multiple arrangements for the event. Oh, and you get to keep the arrangements you make!
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