Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Bridal Bouquet
Creating your own bridal bouquet can be a unique and personal addition to your wedding day. Not only does it allow you to customize your flowers exactly to your taste, but it can also be a fun, rewarding experience. Here’s a simple guide on how to make your own bridal bouquet, with everything from selecting your blooms to the finishing touches.
1. Choose Your Flowers
Before you start, consider your wedding theme, color palette, and your personal style. Do some research on which flowers are in season and which ones will hold up well throughout the day. Roses, peonies, and lilies are popular choices for their beauty and durability.
2. Gather Your Materials
- Flowers and greenery
- Floral tape
- Floral wire (for any blooms that might need extra support)
- Ribbon, lace, or fabric for wrapping the bouquet
- Sharp scissors or floral shears
- Pins or a hot glue gun for securing the ribbon
3. Prepare Your Blooms
Trim your flowers, leaving about an inch of stem below the bloom if you’re wiring, or longer if you’re not. Remove any leaves that would be below the waterline if it were in a vase to prevent rot and bacteria growth. If any flowers need to be wired for support, do this now, and wrap them with floral tape.
4. Start Building Your Bouquet
Begin with the largest, most robust flowers. Hold the bouquet in one hand and place the stems in your other hand, one at a time, alternating with greenery as desired. Rotate the bouquet as you go to ensure an even look all around. Secure the bouquet with floral tape once you’re satisfied with the arrangement.
5. Add the Finishing Touches
Wrap the stems in floral tape, starting from the top and working down to where you want the ribbon to start. Then, carefully wrap your chosen material around the stems, covering the floral tape. Secure the end of the material with pins or a small dab of hot glue.
6. Store Until the Wedding
Finally, to keep your bouquet fresh, store it in a cool place and mist with water occasionally, being careful not to soak the ribbon. On the big day, take it out of storage, give it one final check, and it’s ready to accompany you down the aisle!
Remember, practice is key to perfecting your bouquet, so don’t hesitate to try making a mock-up before you put together the final product.
Need Supplies or Expert Advice?
Visit Southside Blooms for a beautiful array of flowers and bouquet supplies. With our wide variety of fresh blooms, you’ll find everything you need to create a stunning bridal bouquet that’s just as unique as you are. Whether you’re experienced in floral arrangements or trying your hand at it for the first time, we can provide the highest quality flowers to make your creation truly special.
And if at any point you decide you’d like the professionals to take over, we’d be thrilled to craft a custom arrangement just for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us through our website, and we’ll help you design the bridal bouquet of your dreams. Your special day deserves the most breathtaking flowers – and at Southside Blooms, that’s exactly what you’ll get.