Do It Yourself (DIY) flowers can be as simple or complicated as you make it. All you really need are beautiful, fresh flowers and some inspiration! With a little planning, you can easily enjoy gorgeous, seasonal flowers on your special day without a big outlay of cash and have a lot of fun in the process!
We have about 300 dahlias growing at Goebel Hill Farm this summer. The flowers are starting to bloom and will be available in quantity towards the end of July and lasting through our first frost. Dahlia blooms are classy, bold and beautiful. Seven to ten dahlia stems alone can easily fill up an average size vase or quart Mason jar. All you need is a little plan.
An excellent tool for turning your flower dreams into reality comes from Georgie Newbery of Common Flower Farm. She is an independent farmer and florist living in the UK. One of her books “Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers” has tips and a sample planning spreadsheet that can take away the guesswork and get you on the road to beautiful flowers without breaking the flower budget. If you don’t have time to grow your own don’t fret, we can help you out.
Once you know your desired color palette and have an idea of the height and width of the arrangement or bouquet you have in mind, you are ready to go. Pinterest is a wonderful resource!
Here’s is an example.
If you are expecting 80 guests at your wedding or event and your guests will be seated eight to a table, you will need 10 table arrangements.
Number of each flower per arrangement:
- 10 Dahlias x 10 arrangements = 100 Dahlias
- 2 Dusty Miller stems x 10 arrangements = 20 stems
- 2 White Frills Sweet Pea stems = 20 stems
The number of stems you need in this very simple bouquet would be 14 stems or 140 total for ten arrangements. Done!
DIY Dahlia and Dusty Miller Bouquet from Goebel Hill Farm
Do the same for bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages, bride’s bouquet, boutineers, etc. and you’ll have a system that will turn your flower dreams into an affordable plan. We would love to help you out so click here to learn how to get your flower fix from Goebel Hill Farm this summer and thank your for your interest in our farm.