By: Elizabeth Serca Dominguez Location: Kyle, Texas Date: April 20, 2012
Wholesale Flowers Used: Choose Your Color Rose Petals (Orange and White), Orange Bulk Dahlias, Orange Carnation Flowers, DIY Wedding Pack 100 Roses and 15 to 20 Hydrangeas (Hot Orange Roses, Dark Blue Hydrangeas, Orange Peruvian Lilies, and Greenery)
Elizabeth had a budget, yet she didn’t want to sacrifice having fresh flowers at her wedding, so she decided to DIY! Here is what she says, “Am I ever pleased that I decided to use FiftyFlowers to source my wedding flowers! After much research, I decided on FiftyFlowers in order to make my floral vision come true at an affordable price. My now-husband and I planned our budget carefully and I knew I’d never get the floral I wanted by going with a commercial florist – this was an area I wasn’t willing to sacrifice at all.”
“After placing my order, I waited the two ensuing months praying and hoping my flowers would be all I imagined. Then the emails arrived announcing the shipment of my flowers! Right on schedule, FedEx delivered early on the delivery day. As the boxes were unpacked and the flowers processed I was ASTOUNDED at how gorgeous the order was. Even my then-fiance was impressed and he’s not a flower guy!! We cut, watered and fed the flowers and placed all the buckets in a separate bedroom with the blinds drawn and a fan on high so they could open and keep cool. Even in just a few hours time they were opening and looking perfect.”
Elizabeth gathered her mom and her bridesmaid to help her make all the flower arrangements. One of my favorite details, was that she used flowers as favors and place-cards, a great way to decorate with purpose! Elizabeth says, “While the guys went golfing the three of us made my bridal bouquet, two bridesmaids’ bouquets, eight guest table centerpieces, two bar arrangements, the cake table flowers, AND a guest sign-in arrangement. The guest table centerpieces were also favors and held flags with the guest names in order to do double duty – have lots of flowers on the table AND provide a little gift of appreciation. Some people even asked to take home the wine goblet centerpiece in addition to the small glasses! We had flowers leftover that we couldn’t find a place for! In total, it took about 4-5 hours for the three of us to cut and arrange all those pieces (and granted the favors were a lot of cutting).”
“The arrangements exceeded everyone’s expectations and our venue even commented at how fresh, bright, and simply magnificent the flowers were – it felt GREAT to say we did it ourselves with the help of FiftyFlowers. I’d recommend the site to anyone and would use you again in the future to order bulk flowers!!!!”
Thanks Elizabeth! For more DIY Inspiration, check out our Testimonials to see what other Brides have done!