I realize were in a micro-mini recession and the "Miss Recessionista" bride has a positive DIY mentality. I was inspired to blog about this DIY disaster after seeing it first hand.
A few weeks back, a gun-ho DIY bride attempted to make her own bridal party flowers made of all fresh flowers. She was the bride with a 4:30 pm wedding but at 2:00 pm, she was still fumbling with her flowers. Time got away, she missed her hair appointment and nail appointment but was determined to finish her DIY project. Eventually, the bride left in a frenzy with flowers incomplete.
If Money is Funny and Change is Strange, please don't neglect the Important Things!
Flowers are an integral part of a wedding. Their is no time on the wedding day to become a "fly by night" florist.
The rule of thumb is to keep DIY projects to a minimum - typically no more than 2 or 3 small projects. If you are going to attempt to do your own flowers. Practice first by purchasing flowers months in advance to experiment or make sure you have access to a back up plan (silk flowers) just in-case your project fails.
Hire a competent planner who can help assist with some of these task or make vendor recommendations based on your style and budget; you may find yourself actually getting to enjoy being the bride!
Small projects do not include designing fresh flowers for a large wedding party on the wedding day.
Stay tuned for more Miss Recessionista's DIY disasters.