Last week I promised to give you instructions on how we made the bouquets and centerpieces for our daughters' weddings.
Being on a limited budget, we did a lot of research to find high quality flowers @ the best price.
When ordering a large amount of flowers, there are great on-line floral shops with good prices.
We ordered roses and gerber daises from
The Flower Exchange.com. We also purchased flowers from Costco, Safeway and a local berry/flower farm.
One piece of advise if you're planning on doing your own wedding flowers ~ do a practice bouquet first. This will help prevent mistakes and panic with the wedding day flowers.
Here's our sample arrangement ~ we started with a single rose in the center, and added other flowers around it along with greens and accessory pieces holding it together with floral tape and wire. With the real bouquets we added ribbon to the stems the day of the wedding.
When ordering flowers on-line, you should allow them to set at least 8 hours at room temperature before working with them.
Use clean buckets of water with flower preserving solution in them. Allow the water to set at least 4 hours before placing flowers in them.
This will prevent the roses from drooping over near the flower head.
Remove any foliage on the flowers that will be below the water level.
Cut rose stems @ a 45 degree angle about one inch from the bottom.
After arranging our flowers, we placed them back in water
and stored them in a cool place.
The table arrangements were made using garden flowers, roses and daisies along with ivy and wild Queen Ann Lace placing them in vases filled with wet oasis foam.
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