DIY Wedding Wedding Bouquet
How to Make a DIY Wedding Bouquet (Start to Finish)
Many of us think that making Wedding Bouquets are for the professionals and are hard work. It is a bit of a misconception that learning how to make a DIY wedding bouquet is a gruelling and seemingly impossible feat, but it’s absolutely not. We got together with some of our DIY hobbyists friends to see just how EASY it can be.
Here is out step-by-step How-To Make a Wedding Bouquet
HOW TO MAKE A DIY WEDDING BOUQUET
Will DIY be cheaper and save you tonnes of money? Not always! But it Can. You will save on the florist labor fee, plus you’ll have something that you made! So it’s DIY for the win when you can!
DIY WEDDING BOUQUET
DON’T BE AFRAID TO MIX AND match suppliers when purchasing your flowers
With so many options, DIY gives you the chance to “fool around” a little and not commit to just one supplier. Get your roses from your local florist or even next doors rose garden, (if the lovely next door neighbour lets you!) Get your greenery from a local flower market, the choices and combinations are endless.
KEEP SEASON IN MIND
To work within your budget, go for flowers flourishing at the time of your wedding. Peonies for example, boast a very sporadic growing season/period, making them super expensive at certain times of the year and not available during the hot summer months. Hydrangeas on the other hand, are grown all year-round in green houses making them less costly.
Frankly speaking, when seasonal flowers are in season they are the best quality and most affordable!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED BEFORE YOU GET STARTED :
- Flowers of your choice (We have featured pink Lisianthus, white spray roses, green pompon button mums, painted lady wax flower, purple statice, and green hypericum)
- Flower Clippers / Shears
- Bouquet pins
- Floral tape
- Bouquet wrapping (We’ve gone for a champagne glittering ribbon)
- A bucket
BUYING YOUR FLOWERS
You can buy your flowers from:
- A flower market
- An online wholesaler
- Next doors rose garden (Proceed with Caution!)
- You could even go to your grocery store, Trader Joe’s, ,Costco, Bunning’s Sam’s Club, Coles, wherever you can find great quality flowers on the cheaper side
Remember! Don’t blow your budget. Set a budget and stick to it. If Sam’s Club is offering up some great cheaper options, snag them. By the time you’ve finished making them “your own” everyone will think they’ve been done by a pro!
PICK YOUR WORKSPACE
Kitchens are great for a DIY wedding bouquet. Fast easy clean ups and generally, plenty of countertop space! An outdoor Patio table space works well also. Remember to keep all flowers in big buckets whilst you create!
Time to get into it!
PREPARE YOUR FLOWERS
- Use a stem stripper or your hands and make sure all the foliage has been removed from the stems
- Carefully, (De-thorn) your roses
- Be sure all stem lengths are roughly the same length. (You can trim as you go if you find some longer ones.)
START ARRANGING YOUR FLOWERS
- Choose the “Base” 2-4 flowers of your DIY wedding bouquet
- Bunch the stems together then wrap around with your floral tape
- Leave 1 to 1 ½ inches of stem exposed when you wrap
- Leave then 4-5 inches under the wrap exposed also. (You’ll need to hold on to it remember)
START BUILDING UP YOUR DIY WEDDING BOUQUET
- Add more flowers around the anchored flowers to create a bigger bunch
- Visualize your DIY wedding bouquet and the centre focus (hint: don’t go the top! Less is sometimes more!)
- Combine your textures and colors to create some awe inspiring mixes
- Continue to wrap your DIY wedding bouquet with your floral tape as you add on extra flowers
(TIP: This will provide additional support and create a consistent and attractive composition to the final look)
WRAP YOUR BOUQUET WITH FLORAL TAPE
- Now begin wrapping the stems 1 to 1 ½ inches from the flower head
- Leave somewhere between 0-4 inches of stem exposed at the bottom. (TIP: Follow your own feeling and go with personal preference here! You can leave some green or totally wrap it, either or.)
- Using now the floral tape as your guide, pin the ribbon horizontally (TIP: you really want the ribbon to be parallel with the floral tape, it will sit better and be smoother to hold onto.)
- Start wrapping until the floral tape is covered and then pin it secure the ribbon in place.
- Voila! Success!