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Apr272011

Do you Dare? DIY Wedding Flowers

diy wedding flowersDo you Dare? DIY Wedding Flowers. Flowers are one of the most beautiful and most costly aspects of a wedding. Wedding bouquet prices can be pretty high. 

Creating your own DIY wedding flowers, DIY wedding bouquets or DIY wedding centerpieces, takes a lot of work and time. The results can be beautiful or disastrous so I highly recommend you giving this a test run if it is something you are interested in. Having said that DIY wedding flowers can save you a ton of money and can add a very personal touch to your day.  Personally I love them!

In a nutshell, here are some guidelines and resources to help you with your DIY wedding flowers! 

Shop wholesale flowers. You can order flowers online but I would recommend going to your local Trader Joes, or outdoor market to hand select the flowers you want. 

Buy and assemble your wedding flowers a day or two before you need them. Store the flower bouquets prior to use in a cool clean space. 

Remove foliage from flowers, so you are essentially dealing with a flower and its stem.

Group similar flowers and criss cross stems as you add flowers. Here is a great video tutorial that covers all the basics and gives a step by step for how to make a wedding bouquet

Once you have a grouping of flowers use floral tape to wrap the flower stems. You can pick up floral tape at any craft store or florist. 

Trim the stems so they are even, make sure you leave enough room for holding, or to place the bouquet in a vase.

Wrap the stems with ribbon to hide the floral tape. Feel free to be more creative. Here is a post from 100 Layer Cake, DIY bridal bouquets where they use antique hankies to wrap the flower stems. It is pretty darling. 

Style me pretty also provides a step by step for DIY wedding flowers that is worth checking out. And if you are looking to add a little wow to your DIY wedding bouquet consider bouquet jewelry.  

I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried DIY wedding flowers or is thinking of it. 

 

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Reader Comments (7)

Wanna do my wedding flowers? ;)

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie G

Great article! Have you considered creating a video showing how to create a bridal bouquet or flower arrangement?

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWholesale Flowers Co

Interesting. This is something that I can modify to use during our brainstorming sessions for story development.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOrder Flowers

Hi Nicole I linked to an existing video. Do you know a good DIY video? And for order flowers I'm glad I could help with the brainstorming.

June 13, 2011 | Registered Commentergirlywedding

Wow! Love the wedding bouquets in the picture. They are really lovely. And t can really save a lot of money. Thanks for sharing.

Interesting flower ideas! Thank you.

Shiho
Hawaii Weddings

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShiho

Flowers are one of the most beautiful and most costly aspects of a wedding. Creating your own DIY wedding flowers, DIY wedding bouquets or DIY wedding centerpieces, takes a lot of work and time, but the happiness it brings cannot be paid. Also, this can really save money.

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