Make your own Bridal Bouquet
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Why Make a Wedding Bouquet?
Flowers are just SO expensive these days. Whilst a beautiful creation
from a florist can look amazing, is it really worth spending all that money on
fresh wedding flowers that only remain as a memory in a photograph?
Follow the latest fashion in bridal bouquets and KISS! (Keep it super simple).
You don't need to be a floral designer to wrap some simple ribbon or grasses around a couple of
calla lilies or a few roses as modern wedding bouquets follow the principle of "less is more."
If you stick to using a single flower type, it is relatively easy
to make a wedding bouquet. Just follow our guidelines below.
How to Make Wedding Bouquets
First keep your bridal bouquet design simple and keep to one flower. Roses are good as they last
a long time and can take rough handling by an amateur flower arranger.
Use around 30 stems for a small bouquet or up to 60 stems for a larger one, suitable for a taller person.
Prepare flowers by removing unwanted foliage and damaged petals. Cut the flowers at an angle
underwater leaving the stems long until you have put your bouquet together.
Start to make your own bridal bouquet by putting 4 or 5 flowers together in a round shape.
Arrange the rest of the flowers around your dome shape using one hand to hold them in place and the
other to add a stem at a time.
Tie the stems 8-9 cm below the flower heads using a rubber band or some tape. Make another tie
around 5 cm from the end of the stems. Place in water until ready to wrap with ribbon.
Cut your stems to the desired length.
Make a handle for your bouquet by taking a length of ribbon (approximately three times the length
of your stem), tuck in at the top below the flower heads
and wrap in a spiral down the stem. When you reach the bottom, repeat the process back up the stem
and tuck the end in at the top , securing it with a pin.
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