Bloomingmore DIY Flower + Resource Guide

Bloomingmore is a small company dedicated to connecting clients with responsible farmers from around the world.  Besides loving flowers, we also love DIY design projects and aim to take away the stress of Do It Yourself projects by providing all the resources and advice necessary for a successful floral project.

Here we will be going over all the major hurdles of DIY floral design. We hope to give honest advice to help you enjoy your flowers whether they come from us or a florist. Message us directly or leave a comment bellow if you have any questions about your design plan. Are you ready to take on a DIY flower project?

DIY wedding flower resources

Going DIY on the flowers for a large event such as your wedding is a daunting task for any newbie. We have helped dozens of brides and DIY event planners determine whether they are ready for this project and we typically say you’re ready for the task if you agree with the following 3 statements…

 

1. I have a set budget for my flowers. Setting a budget is the first step to any DIY project. Flower arrangements range dramatically in price based on what type of flower and vases you use. We always recommend setting a strict budget to help guide what type of flowers you purchase and how big your flower arrangements should be. Although the average American bride spends roughly $2,000 on just the ceremony flowers, we have had many clients decorate their entire ceremony for less than $500.
2. I have the time. The amount of time you need to arrange your flowers will depend on the size and complexity of your design. Your flowers should arrive a few days before the big event to give time for your flowers to re-hydrate. We recommend that you arrange your flowers one day before your event and reserve up to 6 hours to make the arrangements if it is your first time designing a large wedding. The amount of time necessary will of course come down if you have the help from friends and family.
3. I have the space. Once your flowers arrive you will need a cool place away from direct sunlight to let your flowers re-hydrate for a few days. If you’re decorating for a large event this means you’ll need to dedicate a section of your garage or living room to caring for your flowers.

    If you answered yes to all three questions we think you are totally ready to take on this project. Send us a message below to share your ideas and we will happily give you free feedback on your plans.

    Design Resources.

    There are a lot of great places these days for design inspiration. We always recommend following a design from a photo if it is your first time arranging flowers. The photo will serve as a guide to make sure your arrangements have the right shape. Below we outlined how to make economical arrangement out of carnations and baby's breath for your whole wedding party.

    Pinterest is great for finding inspiration. Here are a few of our boards to get your creative juices flowing!

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    Supplies.

    These are a few of the standard supplies you will need no matter what project you do with flowers!

    Floral shears. Don't kill your hand trying to use craft scissors on flower stems!
    Floral tape. Great for bouquets and crafty projects such as flower crowns.
    Floral wire. Like the tape, floral wire comes in pretty handy to keep flowers in their place. This is a must for any arrangement using long-stem flowers.
    Containers. You will need to keep your flowers in some sort of bucket or container while they re-hydrate and bloom.
    Floral foam. Foam comes in essential for any centerpieces or bouquet design that does not showcase the flower stems. Chat with us if you are not sure if your arrangement should be made with foam. 

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