DIY Wedding Bouquet
Creating your own wedding bouquet can be a fun and cost-effective way to add a personal touch to your special day. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can make a beautiful bouquet that perfectly matches your style. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of sourcing flowers and how to make and create your own DIY wedding bouquet.Sourcing Flowers:The first step in creating your own wedding bouquet is to source your flowers. You can either purchase them from a local florist, flower market, supermarket or grow them yourself. If you choose to grow your own flowers, make sure to start well in advance of your wedding day to ensure that they are in bloom and ready to use.When selecting flowers, consider the season and your colour scheme. It’s also important to choose flowers that will hold up well throughout the day, such as roses, ranunculus, and dahlias. You’ll also maybe choose to incorporate some greenery to add texture and fill in any gaps in your bouquet. Eucalyptus, ferns, and ivy are all popular choices.Making Your Bouquet:Once you have your flowers and greenery prepped and ready, it’s time to start making your bouquet. You’ll need floral tape, scissors, and ribbon.Start by selecting a few of your larger flowers and creating a base for your bouquet. Holding the flowers in your hand, make sure they are at different heights and angles. Add in some greenery to create a fuller look. I always recommend making your bouquet in front of a mirror so you have a continuous view of the shape forming and tweak along the way if necessary.Continue adding flowers and greenery, making sure to vary the height and angles to create a natural-looking bouquet.
Be sure to have enough stems available to hand if you prefer a larger bouquet as it can be deceiving how many it takes! Once you’re happy with the shape and size of your bouquet, wrap the floral tape around the stems several times to hold them securely in place.Styling Your Bouquet:To finish off your bouquet, wrap ribbon around the stems to cover the floral tape. You can also add additional embellishments, such as lace or off-cuts from your seamstress of your wedding dress so it all ties in.When styling your bouquet, consider the overall look and feel of your wedding. A more formal wedding may call for a structured bouquet, while a bohemian wedding may look best with a loose and wild bouquet. You can also add special touches, such as a locket or brooch, to personalise your bouquet.In conclusion, creating your own DIY wedding bouquet can be a fun and rewarding project. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can make a beautiful bouquet that perfectly matches your style and personality.
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