So, you’re wondering how to create the perfect wedding bouquet. When you’re trying to create your perfect wedding bouquet the pressure is definitely on. This will be the bouquet that is immortalized in all of your wedding photos that you’ll treasure and display for years to come. This will also be the bouquet that you’ll walk down the wedding ceremony aisle holding. Your wedding bouquet should usually display your wedding color palette, similar to the rest of your wedding flowers. Ideally, it should also have some of your favorite flowers and greenery. Your bridal bouquet will help to establish the aesthetic and vibe for all of your wedding flowers and decorations. Even if you’re technically not going to be doing all of the “creating” yourself, it can still be stressful to design the wedding bouquets of your dreams. So, we’ve compiled some of our best tips and favorite tricks for achieving your perfect wedding bouquet.
Designing Your Bouquet
Wedding bouquets come in many different styles, sizes, and colors. To design your own wedding flowers, you’ll need to know what types of flowers, fillers, and greenery you’re going to need. Whether you work with a florist or DIY your own flowers, you won’t be able to skip this step if you want to have stunning, cohesive flowers. To properly design your bouquet and other wedding flowers, you’ll need to spend some time looking through different galleries of floral decorations and wedding photos to find inspiration for your own wedding. So, don’t be afraid to spend some time scrolling on Pinterest and Instagram and diving into popular wedding blogs to find floral designs that you love. This will help you to consolidate different colors, styles, and textures until you’re able to design flower bouquets that are gorgeous and timeless.
How To DIY a Wedding Bouquet
1. Assemble Your Supplies
First, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the floral supplies you need for your bouquet. Most bridal bouquets will typically have between 24 and 36 flowers, depending on the size and style of your bouquet. You’ll also need some floral filler, such as wax flower or baby’s breath, and greenery, such as eucalyptus. Additionally, you’ll need some tools to assemble your bouquet, such as floral wire, floral tape, rubber bands, floral scissors, and any decorative elements that you’d like to use.
2. Gather Your Biggest Flowers
You’ll start off creating your gorgeous wedding bouquet by gathering together your biggest flowers. These flowers might measure 2-3 inches in diameter or even larger. Arrange your large flowers in a nice array, spreading out your different colors and types of flowers in an effortless-looking way.
3. Add Smaller Flowers
Next, you’ll add your medium-sized and small-sized flowers. These flowers might measure between 1-2 inches in diameter or even smaller. Work them in between your larger flowers to add a nice variety of colors, sizes, and textures. You can make sure that your large flowers aren’t all squished together by adding smaller flowers in the middle of them.
4. Fill in the Gaps
After you’ve added your smaller flowers, you’ll need to fill in the remaining gaps with floral filler. Floral filler, like baby’s breath, is small, detailed, and delicate. You can cut floral filler into small sprigs that will fit into even the tiniest of cracks. This will help to fill out your bouquet in a professional-looking way.
5. Frame Your Bouquet
One of the best ways to finish off your bouquet is to frame it with greenery. Greenery helps to make your bouquet look more well-rounded and professionally designed. Don’t be afraid to leave longer, dangling branches of greenery for a romantic, bohemian look. You can also trim down some smaller sprigs of greenery and work them throughout the interior of your bouquet to tie in those natural color tones.
6. Add Finishing Touches
Once all your flowers, fillers, and sprigs of greenery are in place, secure them with floral tape or wire (if needed) and tie them off with a rubber band or two. Then you can add decorative finishing touches. For example, you can cover up the rubber bands with some pretty silk flowers. You can also add some glitter, pearls, lace, and other elegant touches. Congrats! Your gorgeous wedding bouquet is finally done!
DIYing your wedding flowers can save you a lot of money since you won’t have to pay for the assistance of a wedding florist. Wedding florists can drive up the price of your wedding flowers just because of the industry they work in, making your prized flowers far out of your budget. So, if your budget is a bit tight, you might want to consider DIYing your wedding flowers. Plus, if you aren’t very experienced in crafting or floral design, you can get some help! You can order wood flower craft kits that include all of the floral elements and craft supplies that you’ll need to put a wedding bouquet together. This will save you from having to get the supplies together from scratch. You can also create customized wood flower bouquets that perfectly match the look you desire. These wedding bouquets can then be “Built For You,” meaning that they’re assembled by wood flower experts and shipped straight to you.
Remember, once you’ve designed and DIYed your wedding bouquet, you’ll be ready to continue on with the rest of your wedding flowers. This established design will help you to know how to match the rest of your flowers and designs for a cohesive, timeless look. Here are a few last tips on how to finish creating the rest of your perfect wedding flowers. You can also check out this article from the Knot to know how to choose wedding flowers that you’ll love forever.
Keep Sizing In Mind
Remember, your bridal bouquet should be the biggest statement piece of all of your wedding bouquets. Your decorative bouquets and bridesmaid bouquets should be quite a bit smaller than your bridal bouquet.
What About Colors?
Your bouquet should be matching most of your wedding floral arrangements to really establish the color palette of your wedding throughout your venue. While your wedding bouquet should match most of your wedding flowers, you might want your bridesmaid bouquets to have more limited or neutral colors. This will help your bridal/wedding bouquet to really pop.
Consider Your Venue
When you’re trying to figure out what arrangements you really need, consider taking a walk (or virtual tour) around your ceremony and reception venues. This will help you to decide which spaces need more floral arrangements and which spaces can do with a more simple approach. For example, if you’re having an outdoor wedding ceremony, you might not need as many floral installations, but a large, bare ballroom will need quite a bit of sprucing up to match the beauty of the outdoors.
Don’t Forget Your Budget!
If your floral budget is looking a little bit tight, don’t worry. You can still have beautiful wedding flowers for a more affordable price, you’ll just need to be a little flexible. For example, you could have minimalistic bud vases for your floral centerpieces and use more greenery and in-season flowers to bring down the pricing of the flowers you’re using. Also, one of the best ways to have gorgeous and affordable wedding flowers is to use artificial flowers like wood flowers.