DIY Flower Styling for Wedding

Hessian & Lace Mason JarsI posted our DIY mason jars for our wedding not long ago, and I’ve noticed a few search terms leading to my blog, including wholesale flowers, perth, wedding etc. I remember doing the exact same searches, and not really finding too much information so I want to share the details for those of us living in Perth, Australia.

We bought our flowers from wholesalers in Leederville; specifically Everbloom. I can’t for the life of me remember the names of the other wholesalers situated close to there, but Mr A and I basically walked between the stores buying enough to style our wedding, at reasonable prices. One thing to keep in mind is not to mention you’re buying for a wedding, because for whatever reason, they’re not allowed to sell to you if you’re buying for a wedding. So as exciting, and awesome as it all is, I suggest keeping tight lipped about this particular detail.

Mr A & I also hit up Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley for flowers. There are HEAPS of delis there that have rows and rows of pots with gorgeous flowers at reasonable flowers, and we got the majority from Beaufort Street. We literally walked up and down Beaufort Street and ducked into various shops along the way when I saw bunches that caught my eye.

We went on our flower adventure the day before our wedding, because the wholesalers generally keep their flowers in a cold room to ensure they last longer. We had no issue at all with the flowers curling in, or going brown, as you can see from my previous post.

One other thing to keep in mind is doing your own flowers is great, if you don’t have a particular type, style or colour in mind. I loved our mix match of flowers, but that isn’t for everyone, so keep this in mind if you’re thinking of doing your own flowers.

Hessian & Lace Mason JarsI calculated how much money we saved and it was over $400.00!! If your wedding has as many flowers as ours did, then I definitely suggest doing your own.

I’d also recommend changing up the heights, textures, colours, and types of the flowers .. Not everything has to exactly the same! Your tables don’t need the exact same flower in the exact same colour, coupled with baby’s breath to make things look good .. I think variety is the spice of life.

Best of luck in your wedding planning, and I hope you have an absolutely fabulous day. Remember that it is only one day for the rest of your marriage, and whilst it would be GREAT if it were perfect, as long as you’re married by the end of the day, then it’s a bloody great day :)

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14 thoughts on “DIY Flower Styling for Wedding

  1. such beautiful blooms, I love the variety in them too. It’s strange that some shops don’t sell to you if you say it’s for a wedding. You’d expect them to be jumping over each other to sell to a wedding party. :-)

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    • I think it might be because the wholesalers on sell to the florists, so they direct you to go the florists instead of selling to you direct .. Which is a bit silly, given that most people are doing their own flowers to save a bit of money!

      And yep, I would’ve thought so too .. It’s definitely true when they say that some suppliers add on %’s once they hear it’s a wedding. Thankfully there are a lot of people who do their research and don’t get ripped off by such suppliers!

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  2. These look so beautiful! We did our flowers too, and I was amazed at how much we saved – and it was so much fun! I made bouquets with my bridesmaids šŸ˜Š Our first anniversary is tomorrow, so have been reminiscing about our wedding a lot recently! X

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    • Oh so lovely! DIY bridal party bouquets would have been beautiful .. I decided to go with a silk bouquet for mine from Etsy partially due to pricing, and due to the availability of the colours I was after. The boys had silk button holes and the girls had parasols instead!

      Glad to hear your had fun whilst making them – and happy happy anniversary!

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