Make a Wedding Bouquet

Would you like to know how easy it is to make a wedding bouquet? The expense of wedding flowers might have you thinking you should just make your own bridal flowers.

Diy wedding bouquets and flower arrangements often work out much cheaper than those you purchase from a florist, but they also require some careful planning and work.

The information here will show you where you can find out how to make wedding bouquets, help you decide if it is something you can handle and give you ideas and inspiration to get you started.
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Should You Choose Real or Artificial Flowers?

Making wedding flowers can add a personal touch to your ceremony.

However, you should take into account the amount of time required, especially if you're considering real flowers. Artificial flowers can be prepared in advance, as long as you have a safe place to store them.

They should be covered in clear plastic to keep the dust off, and kept out of direct light which can fade them. Real flowers, on the other hand, need to be prepared as a last minute item so the flowers won't wilt, or even worse, die.

Making wedding flowers using fresh cut flowers adds elegance and fragrance, but they can be more difficult to work with than fake flowers, and need to be stored in a refrigerator to keep fresh.

The delicacy of real flowers sometimes results in the loss of petals or broken stems, a problem you can avoid with artificial buds.
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How Calm Do You Feel?

Trying to make your own wedding bouquet on the eve of your wedding could result in an emotional meltdown for the bride! In many cases, it's well worth the money to pay the professional, so you can relax, get a good night's sleep and be fresh for your wedding day.

If you're convinced do it yourself flower arrangements are the only way to go, then start practicing well in advance. Even people who are good with crafts can run into difficulty with floral arrangements.

Start with a single batch of flowers a few months in advance to experiment with and decide which wedding arrangements you can create. If you're making bouquets for yourself and bridesmaids, this gives you time to test the sturdiness to make sure the flowers don't fall out and the ribbons and beads stay in place.

A do it yourself corsage and boutonniere can be made with the help of a little floral tape and baby's breath. Another easy idea is a simple white basket with rose petals to make the perfect complement for any flower girl.

What Style of Bouquet Should You Choose?

If cascading floral bouquets aren't your style, then you have a better chance of making your own bridal bouquet. For simple ideas, try making a romantic statement by carrying a single, long stemmed rose. I chose a hand tied bouquet of white roses to make for my own bouquet and used a similar style for my bridesmaids. It was an easy style to learn but still required a couple of practice attempts using cheaper, smaller blooms.

I have since found a great resource that I wish had been available to me at the time, it would have saved so much stress and guess work!

Create your own wedding flowers is a new book, written by a professional florist but aimed at brides to be just like you and me, who plan on working with flowers for the first time. If you decide to make your own wedding bouquet, it is an essential purchase to avoid stress!

For more bouquet ideas, browse through these pages for pictures of the latest styles...

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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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