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Many brides like to create their own wedding day details, but it's important to plan in advance what exactly you want to do. If making your own bouquet and centerpieces are on your planning checklist, you should make a test arrangement a few months before your wedding so the day before you're not trying to figure out how to put them together. (Think of it as a trial, similar to your hair trial.)
Flowerbud.com offers a variety of flowers, including tulips, roses, gerbera daisies and mini calla lilies (seen here) by bulk and at wholesale prices. In addition to the beautiful blooms they carry, the site also features a free monthly wedding decor newsletter filled with ideas and DIY instructions to help brides make the most beautiful arrangements for their wedding. Click here to get on their mailing list and read an archive of their newsletters.
Wedding Wisdom: If you don't think you'll have time to create all of the bouquets and centerpieces you'll need for your wedding on your own, ask for help. Your groom, mom (and his) as well as your bridesmaids should all be on your shortlist of people to call when you need wedding planning help. —Anne Chertoff