Even though I make my living in the flower business, I never discourage any bride who wants to do her own wedding flowers. In fact, I enjoy working with brides who want to be involved in the process.
While doing your own wedding flowers is not necessarily a daunting task, some brides tell me that they feel they lack the time and the necessary skills to get everything done, especially when it get down to “crunch time”.
A while back, I posted a link to an article by event designer David Stark on deciding if doing your own wedding flowers was right for you.
It spells out the challenges you can expect, without sugar-coating the process. You can find that post here.
I also came across a list of ten DIY wedding flower tips, written by a recent bride who planned and designed the flowers for her own wedding.
If you are thinking about doing your own wedding flowers, this article is worth reading, because it’s written from the perspective of a bride who’s done it.
Basically, it boils down to a few key points.
- Be flexible
- Plan ahead
- Stay organized
- Use extra help when needed
Considering the number of arrangements she had for her wedding, I think she did a great job. It’s proof that proper preparation and attitude can pay big dividends.
I’m the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.