Creating anything for your wedding yourself can be a thrill and a challenge. Any DIY wedding task will give you the opportunity to be a part of the creating and planning process in a way that will be apparent to your friends and family on the big day. Designing and configuring your bridal wedding flowers is a fabulous way to sprinkle your own special touch throughout your wedding from beginning to end, not to mention that you might even save a couple bucks.
What will you need? In order to design your own wedding bouquets, you will need the following items:
- Rubber bands, or floral wire
- Floral tape
- Flower accessories (sprays, pearls, berries etc.)
Step One: Do your research and search for wedding bouquets online, in magazines, or by visiting your local wedding florist for ideas and inspiration. Decide what varietals you will need, what color ribbon, as well as any accessories you'll need and what size bouquet you're aiming for.
Step Two: Purchase the flowers you'll need for your bridal flower bouquets, either from your local florist, or wholesale flower markets.
Step Three: Store your flowers in a container with preservative solution, which will keep your flowers looking fresh and vibrant.
Step Four: Clean up the flower stems by clipping any stray or unnecessary leaves.
Step Five: Organize the flowers on a large table or on a sheet on the floor with the longest-stemmed flowers in the middle, and shorter on each side.
Step Six: Create your arrangement! Make sure the shorter flowers are on the outside, and use a rubber band or a ribbon to bind them together. Make use of any accessories and add them to the arrangement.
Step Seven: Use wire to keep the stems from drooping and wrap it around each stem. Cover up the wire with floral tape.
Step Eight: Wrap your bouquets in ribbon of your choosing, and use a hot glue gun to hold any loose ribbon into place.