Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by Marco C.
Today, we’re going to be looking at how to do wedding bouquets yourself. Your wedding will more than likely be the most expensive day of your life and if you’re like me, you’ll be looking for ways to help limit the cost as much as possible. The best way to help make the most of your budget is to take on some of the work yourself.
Whether that be making your own favors, designing your own centerpieces, or creating your own wedding bouquet – all of these options will help to save money. But how do you make your own wedding bouquet? Is it even possible? Let’s take a closer look.
Can You Make Your Own Wedding Bouquet?
Absolutely! If you have enough time and patience to perfect the skill – you can do just about anything for your wedding day; including making your bouquet. I would highly advise doing a few practice runs and getting as much knowledge as possible before diving into making your own bouquet; especially if you have little experience. But it’s definitely possible.
Who Wears Flowers At A Wedding?
Before we start making the flowers, we need to know who wears flowers at a wedding. Of course, the bride herself and the bridal party (maid of honor, bridesmaids, etc.) will have a bouquet each. However, that isn’t all! The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom often wear flowers to match the bridal party. As well as the groom, best man, usher(s), page boy(s), father of the bride, and the father of the groom! If you decide to make all of your flowers yourself – it won’t be easy!
What Flowers To Wear At A Wedding?
It’s important to note that not all of the guests wearing flowers need a bouquet. Traditionally, the only ones that have a bouquet are the bride and her bridal party. The mothers usually wear a corsage and the male members of the wedding party usually wear a buttonhole or boutonniere. This can be a small spray of flowers or a single bud – it’s entirely up to the couple.
What Flowers are Most Popular for Bouquets?
You may be wondering which flowers to include in your bouquet and quite frankly, you can use whichever flowers you’d like, but there are a few that are more popular to use than others. Here’s a list of the top 10 most popular flowers.
- sweet pea
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How To Make A Bridal Bouquet: Step-By-Step Guide
Once you’ve sourced your flowers, decided on the color scheme, and ensured it’s the right season for your chosen flowers, you’ll need the following materials to start your bouquet prep:
- decorative choice for the handle (lace, ribbon, etc.)
- clean tea towel
- flowers (and foliage)
- bottle spray of water
This guide is courtesy of hitched, and it’s a great starting point to learn the basic skills. All you need to do is:
- Whichever flower you want at the center of your bouquet, this is the best place to begin. Tie string to the stem, as this will be the base of your bouquet. Now decorate around the center flower with foliage and bind with string
- Building your bouquet once you have your base is relatively easy. Try to keep the blooms evenly spaced and try working in front of a mirror so you can see how the bouquet will look to others at all times
- Be sure to place each new additional stem at a diagonal angle. And it’s important to keep binding with string as you go to secure the bouquet into place
- Once you’re happy, leave the bouquet in deep water overnight
- The morning after, dry stems with a tea towel. Attach whatever you’re using for your handle with pearl or diamante pins to make it look bridal
- Your bouquet is ready!
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I hope this article has helped you to learn how to do wedding bouquets yourself. What’s great about making your own bouquet is that you can tailor it exactly how you want, down to every final detail. And it’s far more rewarding on the day, knowing you made the flowers yourself.
Did you make your own wedding day flowers? Do you have any tips for any brides wanting to do the same? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!
How Do You Make a Bridal Bouquet?
It's actually easier than you may think to make your bridal bouquet. Preparation is actually the most important aspect of making a bridal bouquet! Choosing your flowers, ensuring their in the right season and sourcing them, is probably the hardest part about making your own bouquet. We'll be taking a look at a step-by-step guide on how to make a bridal bouquet in this post.
Is It Cheaper to Make Your Own Wedding Bouquets?
Typically, it's much more affordable to make your own bouquets. But when you factor in the equipment you need to buy and the time it will take you, some people will prefer to buy them from a florist. However, if you're looking for ways to save money, making your own wedding flowers is definitely one of the best ways to go about it.
How Long Before Wedding Can You Make Bouquet?
Your bouquet should be made as close to the wedding as possible. Within 24 hours of the wedding is seen as the ideal window for the best bouquet. However, it does all depend on the flowers you're using. There are several blooms that can last up to 48 hours after being cut. It's best to research whichever flowers you choose, for best results.
How Many Stems Do You Need for a Bridal Bouquet?
The amount of stems you'll need will all depend on how extravagant you would like your bouquet to be. Typically, a florist will recommend anywhere from 24-36 stems. Usually, one bunch of foliage is more than enough. A bridesmaid bouquet will usually look very similar, but will instead have between 20-24 stems.