Confessions of a Wedding Planner :: DIY Dermatology Disaster

Here we are…again…telling about the tales of the DIY flower situations. We typically advise against DIY flowers. While it seems like they’re something you can just throw together the night before your wedding, there’s a lot more to it! You have to keep them at a certain temperature, in a certain amount of light, with a certain amount of water just to ensure they’re alive and actually make it to the big day. There are no hard and fast rules for this, as each flower is different. They’re a lot of hassle, and you’ve got enough to stress about without adding this to it! But this year, we had another big lesson learned scenario with DIY flowers.

Our bride did AMAZING with these flowers, you’d seriously think she was a professional. They’re probably some of my favorite flowers to date, and that’s saying something because we’ve worked with some of the best of the best florists over the years. Her bridesmaids and mom helped assemble them the night before, and they all lived to see the wedding (the flowers and the helpers). Then it was time for bed, and her mom washed her face as part of her nighttime routine, as one typically does. The next morning, she woke up with a yellow complexion… because of the eucalyptus they were handling the night before! Nothing a professional makeup artist couldn’t handle, but can you imagine waking up on your wedding day and realizing your face is dyed yellow?!
A regular florist wouldn’t mind a yellow face the day of the wedding since they can just go home after instillation and not have to take photos on an incredibly important day! So take heed. Even the most experienced DIY’ers can have some unforeseen downfalls that can wreak havoc in other ways!