5 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing DIY Wedding Flowers

DIY Wedding flowers can be both a fun pre-wedding bonding activity and save you a bunch of cash. For those that want wedding flowers on a budget here are five DIY mistakes to avoid as you plan the perfect wedding day. You let your flowers stay in their boxes for hours after you receive them. Flowers out of water are like fish out of water. They are alive but there is a point of no return where if you keep them out of water for too long, they won’t bounce back. You arrange your DIY wedding flowers centerpieces as soon as you get the flowers. They’ve had a long journey. Give them as much time to hydrate as possible in your 5 gallon buckets You put them in water without cutting the stems. When

How to be the Best Bridesmaid Ever!

Being chosen to be a bridesmaid is such an honor. But there is a lot of responsibility and unspoken etiquette that goes along with the role. We've gathered the best advice from brides around the country and here is what they had to say. Photo by @wedding_photographer_majorca Florals: @ars_festum Gowns by @thth_bridesmaids Bride: @emilydyson218 1) Respond to emails promptly There is a lot of details and planning that go into a wedding. Let the bride know that her day is important by responding to their messages as soon as possible. 2) Answer group messages Turn on the notifications on your WhatsApp, text messaging or Facebook Messenger and just know that your phone and your time will be hijac

Whiskey Sour

From Bon Appetit Magazine INGREDIENTS 2 ounces bourbon ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice ¾ ounce simple syrup ½ orange wheel (for serving) Maraschino cherry (for serving) Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.

Peach Cardamom Crisp

50 minutes (Active time 25 minutes; Bake time 25 minutes) Between shipping fresh DIY wholesale flower kits for summer brides via projectfleur.com , the white peach tree we planted about three years ago is burgeoning with fruit. So this past weekend, I’ve been pressed to use as many peaches as I possibly can, before the squirrels and birds get to them, which means lots and lots of peach cobblers and peach pies for my friends. In my peach dessert trials, we found the peach cobbler to be too gummy, with batter below and on top. The peach crisp, was the perfect amount of streusel on top, giving it a crunchy crusty texture, paired with the tender warm gooey ness of the peaches. It was also faster

The Grid Technique

Little do people know, floral design starts with the container and not the flowers. The container is the often the inspiration and lets us know how many stems we will need. Large mouth containers are popular for event work as they cover more surface area for banquet tables, but they are often hard to work with and require more flowers. To save on costs, and to keep my flowers in place, instead of slumped over, I like to use the griding technique. Taping a grid on the top of the container evenly distributes blooms, interlocks the stems to help keep everything in place and ultimately reduces the amount of stems you need to fill the container - a must for DIY wedding flowers. Start with your co

10 DIY Wedding Flower Tips: How to Save Money on DIY Wedding Flowers

We interviewed florist, Trish Nishikawa from Project Fleur, a DIY wedding flower wholesale company to give us her best DIY wedding flower tips. 1. Create a grid using floral tape “When you create a grid, this helps to separate the flowers more evenly throughout the arrangement. You end up using less flowers while still maintaining a lush look.” Her choice of tape: clear florist tape because you can hide the tape better when you tape over the edge of the container. Note for DIY wedding flower centerpieces, this does not work well on containers that are wooden as the tape does not adhere as well. Use chicken wire balls instead. 2. Choose only one centerpiece container “A lot of brides choosing

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