I had always wanted hydrangeas for my centerpieces at my wedding reception. I had received quotes from florists for just 1 white jumbo hydrangea in a simple 6" glass vase for at least $40+. Yes, just for 1 stem! I thought that price was just absurd because all it was just one stem they were sticking into the vase and not a whole bushel of them. Sooooo I started to research online of brides who had DIY their centerpieces using hydrangeas and I heard from them all that it was pretty easy task. So I decided to just do 1/2 of my centerpieces with fresh white jumbo hydrangeas. Best decision I ever made! Saved me a ton of $$$.
I was going to purchase my jumbo white hydrangeas originally from Sam's Club who I have heard great things about. But I never got to see their hydrangeas in person so that made me a little nervous even though there were great reviews online and the other flowers I have seen at Sam's in person were just beautiful. My gut just wasn't saying yes to Sam's. So I did some more research and I stepped in to Hubbell and Hudson in the Woodlands. They had sitting out white jumbo hydrangeas and they were just GORGEOUS! Exactly what I wanted and for only $4 a stem! Totally beats the $40 from the florist and Sam's Club's price.
I then bought 2 stems from Hubbell & Hudson and made my trial centerpiece, wedding reception, and for a bridal show. It was super easy! Below are the steps I took to make them!
**If you are not in the Houston area I would definitely look into the Sam's Club. If I didn't run into Hubbell & Hudson I would have purchased them from Sam's
- Jumbo white Hydrangeas
- 6" glass vase (at ikea they are only $2.50/each)
- polished white river stones (at Hobby Lobby $2 for 3 lbs)
- Water Bottle
2. Take 6" glass vase and add 6-8 polished white river stone at the bottom of the vase.
3. Add water to the 6" glass vase
4. Take 1 stem at a time and cut the the length you want the hydrangea to be in the centerpiece.
5. Place the cut step in the centerpiece and use stones at the bottom of the vase to anchor the hydrangea.
6. Keep hydrangea centerpiece in the refrigerator. They are very sensitive to heat and could wilt.
Cost per centerpiece: $7.50
My Trial Centerpiece