I knew I wanted fresh flowers, but I couldn't justify the cost of traditional florists. I had my mom and two friends help me the morning before the wedding. It took us about four hours to make the 8 bouquets, 16 centerpieces, 20 cocktail table bud vases, and flowers to the florist to add onto the cake. Everyone complimented the flowers, and it was a fun personal touch to work on the day before the wedding. I love how my flowers turned out!