UKbride Member Request 20 Nov 2017

Has any one else diy'd their floral centrepieces? I really want something...

Has any one else diy'd their floral centrepieces? I really want something similar to the picture below but the prices we have been quoted are a little high. I already have the candelabras,it's just the floral arrangement to do. Any one have any ideas where to start? And how much it would cost to do it ourselves?

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Abbi D
Abbi D 20 Nov 2017

Sorry no tips but this looks beautiful. :)

Leanne Duckenfield
Leanne Duckenfield 21 Nov 2017

Thank you 😊 just need to figure out how to make it lol

Chloé Roe
Chloé R 21 Nov 2017

I'd have a look on etsy they seem to have everything on there but apart from that I have no idea sorry

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 21 Nov 2017

Check out youtube too. Maybe google something like 'wedding floral arrangements' and you should come up with a youtube tutorial. I did that for buttonholes and there are lots of different ones. Good luck. (I'm doing my own arrangements too but sticking to lower ones ... not as brave as you)

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 22 Nov 2017

Find your nearest flower supplier as you will be able to bulk buy from them which will help to reduce your cost

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

You can buy floral rings from country baskets ( sign up for an account online) that will sit on the candelabra or you can buy Oasis rings and add flowers to it yourself - id suggest silk flowers and you can get battery operated candles to reduce fire hazards lol
I used wire strips moulder around and then glue gunned flowers and foliage to it
Using silk flowers will give you room for errors and loads of time to perfect it

Catriona White
Catriona White 23 Nov 2017

I think silk flowers would be a good idea too. If you arent a florist and have a lot of arrangements to do and no cold room to work in then it would be near impossible to get them done store and transport them without wilting. Last thing you want is to be up at 4am on the day of your wedding elbow deep in wilting flowers!

JoJo Russell
JoJo Russell 23 Nov 2017

I'm making mine. I'm making tall stands and then using fake flowers to make a big glamorous arrangement at the top. This will cost a fraction of the £80 it would have cost to hire stands or candelabras and pay a florist for flowers

Deb Felton
Deb Felton 23 Nov 2017

The Range have some lovely artificial flowers and lots if wedding decorations.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

We are. Silk flowers mounted in an oasis. Flowers & foliage from

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 23 Nov 2017

I am DYI-ing my centerpieces. I have gone to a hobby warehouse who sell at wholesale price VAT and it is costing me around £150-£200 for all of mine

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

We have this has flowers that fit inside the base x

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

You could always use fake flowers then they can be made well in advance

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

Learn to haggle I told our florists at the outset that I have a good deal from someone else.... She quoted me 200 for 7 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Nov 2017

you could maybe combine things? I've saw suggestions where people bulk buy the items and then just get the florist to come and put them together? Depends on whether the florist would be willing to do that though

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 24 Nov 2017

Please use website .... I did & got all my flowers Cheaper for my 8 bouquets , 22 buttonholes & reception table pitcher jugs ( 14 tables ) .... & then my girlfriends made them up ....all came in @ £150 ....
Lots of baby's breath , white roses , white orchids, white gerberas , eucalyptus leaves ......

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Nov 2017

Triangle nurseries, online flower supplier, they will quote you for what you want, they have a specialist wedding team. Incredibly reasonably priced whole sale flowers to the public. I was quoted £50 per table by a venue dresser. To do it myself was £150 for EVERYTHING,including button holes, top table, 7 tables X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

Check out Tammy’s sweet stems I am an at home florist that has arrangements starting at £10


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