Making a DIY wedding bouquet does not have to be complicated, however, not complying with the right process can make things difficult. The DIY approach does not save the world, but it is mostly economical than the traditional way of buying a product or service.
You can easily get a wedding bouquet from a flower shop, however, it will be expensive than the one you can make yourself. The price of a bouquet purchased from a flower shop includes the labor of the florist, which you can easily save by making a DIY bouquet. In addition, it also allows you the freedom to customize your wedding bouquet and make it exactly the way you want it to look like.
Choose Seasonal Flowers when making a DIY Wedding Bouquet
Seasonality is not just a word but a ubiquitous phrase in the flower industry. It is used to describe the seasonal growing patterns of certain flower varieties. These patterns are fundamental to keep in mind because when the seasonal flowers are available, they offer the best quality and are the most affordable.
What will you need for a DIY Flower Bouquet?
- Thirty to sixty stems of hardy flowers of your choice and twenty to forty for the bridesmaid bouquets. The number can be altered as well, depending on your preference.
- A bucket.
- Paper towels.
- One to two inches wide ribbon. The color depends on your preference.
- Rubber bands or green waxed floral tape.
- A sharp knife, scissors, or a stem cutter.
- Stem stripper.
- Pearl tipped corsage pins or straight pins.
Step 1: Prepare your Flowers
Remove the excess foliage or spikes from the flowers using the hands or a stem stripper. Also, remove any unattractive or damaged petals. Hold the stems in a bucket of water or a sink of water and diagonally cut the stems using a stem cutter or scissors at about two inches from the bottom.
Make sure that the length of all stems should be the same as it makes your bouquet look organized.
Step 2: Assemble the Flowers
Form a central guide for the dome by holding one flower in the center and four flowers around it in a square shape. This structure becomes the base of the dome.
Now place all the flowers with equal height around it. To get a better look at your bridal bouquet, you can do this step while standing in front of a mirror.
Step 3: Wrap Your Bouquet with Floral Tape
Use a rubber band and the floral tape to secure the DIY flower bouquet in place. Wrap it around the spot where they join naturally, which is about three to four inches below the flower heads.
Now repeat the binding towards the end, leaving about two inches of the excess stem trimmed later. You can either place the bouquet in water or continue with the next step.
Step 4: Finish the Job
Trim the stems of the DIY flower bouquet to an equal size and dry the stems using a paper towel. Cut the ribbon at length three times longer than the stems and start binding.
Start by tucking the ribbon’s end behind the top bind and wrapping spirally down the length. After wrapping and tucking the ribbon, secure it using the pins.
Now cut another length of ribbon and tie a bow around the wedding bouquet. Lastly, preserve your DIY wedding bouquet in tissues by wrapping them around the stems and leave it in the refrigerator until the ceremony.