How To Make A Bridal Bouquet.
Save Hundreds of Dollars.
By makeing your own Bride's Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquet's, Groom, Attendent's, Mother's of the Bride and Groom's flowers, etc., you can save Hundreds if not Thousands of your hard earned dollars. For today, I will show you a few steps to making a Bride's Bouquet. The Bridesmaid's Bouquet's are made in the same way that the Bride's Bouquet is made, only in a smaller size.
The Bride's Bouquet and Bridesmaid's Bouquet's are made in the same manner. The beauty of making your own Bridal flower's is that you can make the whole wedding party's flower's many months ahead of the Big Day!
Just a Few Easy Steps...
1. Gather Your Material's and Lay Them All Out on a Clean and Uncluttered Surface. (I use my Dining Room Table.)
2. Items you will need for the Mechanics: Wire Cutters, Floral Tape, String, Satin Ribbon, Scissors & Pearl Headed Strait Pins.
3. Use any kind of Silk Flowers that you like. I'm using one large Pink Center Flower and about 12 White Roses.
The Key To Making a Beautiful Bouquet.
This is the most important detail to remember in making a Bouquet. KEEP THE FLOWER HEADS TOGETHER! You can bend them any way you want, after the bouquet is put together, but the first thing you do is keep those heads together.
After you arrange the bouquet, tie the base of the flower's at the beginning of the long stem's with a string. Make a strong knot. Turn the Bouquet around and tie another tight knot. Cut the remainder of the string off.
Start to wrap the stems together with floral (or florist) tape, starting at the base of the flowers, just before the beginning of the stems (see photo.)
Cut the Stem's flush, leaving about two inches of the green stem's showing.
Wrap the Silk Ribbon around the floral tape and secure with pearl headed strait pins. Start from the bottom of the bouquet, up. At the top of the Satin Ribbon, put the pearl headed strait pins facing down. Keep the pins in a strait row. The reason that you want to put the last two pins facing down is so the Bride doesn't stick herself with a pin point at the base of her Bouquet.
FRESH or SILK...
Do you want to have Fresh or Silk Flower Bouquet's? Everyone's pocket is different. If you simply must have Fresh Flowers, and still want to make your own wedding flowers than you can! You make Fresh Flower Bouquet's the same way that I've shown you how to make a Silk Bouquet. The only difference is that you must have FRESH FLOWERS bought the day before the wedding and THEY MUST BE KEPT REFRIGERATERATED. I would also practice once or twice a few months before the wedding to be sure that you know what you are doing.
I really don't think that you should make your own Fresh Flower Bouquet. There are too many things that can go wrong. For instance... the place where you buy your flowers might for some reason or other, forget to order your flowers, can't find your color, had the refrigerator break down, etc.
That being said, I would stick with Silk Flowers. They don't need any refrigeration. Keep Forever and are easier to work with. Silk flowers also show well in photos.
It's easy to make the boutiniers. You just cut most of the stem of a flower off, leaving one inch of stem, wrap with floral tape and sitck a strait pin throw it.
Mother's corsage, wrist or pinned to her dress can also be made by hand. you just put the heads together, cut off most of the stems, wrap with floral tape and stick a pin throw it or secure onto a wrist holder. You can get the writs flower holder at your craft supply store.
I only wanted to show the most important Boquet, which of course is The Brides Bouquet. Isn't it lovely. Oh, by the way, I wanted to mention that this bouquet only cost $20 to make.
Until We Meet Again... Francesca27