Well. I loved how our flowers turned out - and I would not have changed a thing about them. However...it was a real LABOR of love from the women in our families who committed to helping us with it. I don't think I'll ever know the true story of the set up of those flowers (was it stressful? a headache? fun?) ....remember at the last minute Tommy and I didn't help set up the reception area...we walked around downtown Flagstaff instead (and that makes me feel both loved and a lil guilty).
Also - ordering flowers wholesale on line was terrifying. Hahaha...terrifying....what a word to describe ordering flowers! I had read good reviews, and poor reviews...and in the end we just had to go for it. Fortunately, they were lovely. But it was tricky to pick out the types of flowers to get - I know nothing about flowers so it was a big shot in the dark. I wonder if we had hired professionals would it have been a lil less stressful? Not that I was stressed out silly or anything...but it added to the complexities of the wedding planning.
I tell inquiring minds that the diy route worked for us. But I'm also quick to interject that if we had a bigger budget hiring a professional florist would have been an idea to entertain.