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DIY Wedding Flowers Done Right

Taking the DIY approach to wedding flowers - actually doing them yourself rather than paying a florist - can save hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars! The whole experience of selecting your wedding flowers and putting them together yourself provides not only a cost-savings, but also allows you to add your own personal touch to your wedding flowers and create lasting memories with friends and family. As you begin to plan for your wedding flowers, please consider the following:

Budget: As a general rule of thumb, wedding flowers will consume about 10% of your wedding budget. The numbers may vary by source; however, for the sake of working with round numbers, plan on spending about 10% of your overall budget on wedding flowers. Included in this spend will be the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, reception flowers and any other floral decorations that you see fit to add (aisle markers, cake decorations, rose petals…).

# of Guests: This is an ever-important number as you plan the rest of your wedding, so it should be a number you have on hand at all times (at least a good estimate). The number of table centerpieces you will need will depend on the number of guests you have invited. You will want to figure out how many tables you will have setup to accommodate your guests and plan on arrangements on each table.

Venue: Some venues are rich with natural beauty, others may not be. Look carefully at your venue and plan on where you want flowers. Be sure to check with the venue to ensure they allow fresh cut flowers, and also to ensure they allow you to bring your own flowers (some venues can be picky about that).

Bridal Party: Another ever-important number to have in mind is the number of people in your bridal party. This number will help you to figure out the number of bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages that you will need.

Storage Space: Buying wedding flowers in bulk allows you to really stretch your dollar and purchase MANY more flowers than you would be able to if you went through traditional retail channels. Make sure you have space to accommodate the flowers both when they arrive in bulk and also once arranged. It is best to store flowers in a cool environment, out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Basements and garages work beautifully for storing flowers. Ideally, you will want to store the flowers at temperatures below 60 degrees. Keep in mind that the cooler the temperature, the slower the flowers will open and the longer they will last. Visit our flower care instructions for more information.

Ordering wedding flowers in bulk is a great way to save money and make your wedding distinctly *yours*! If you are feeling uneasy about the whole process of ordering wedding flowers online or if you are questioning whether you are up to the task of doing it yourself, give us a call at 1-888-297-3000 or send us an email at sales@growersbox.com. Our customers service representatives can help guide you through the wedding flower planning and ordering process.

The Grower's Box is an industry leader in the selling of wholesale wedding flowers online. Since our beginnings nearly 10 years ago, we have helped tens of thousands of brides with affordable and elegant wedding flowers. Our online catalog boasts 2,000 different varieties of flowers coving the whole spectrum of different colors. Our selection of DIY packages of wedding flowers and arranged collections of wedding flowers are unparalleled in the floral industry - making The Grower's Box your online superstore for fresh cut wedding flowers.


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