There are many ways to make a beautiful wedding bouquet. You can choose a classic tight design or a cascading bouquet that creates a more natural and relaxed look. You can also add sprigs of greenery, ivy or statice to add a touch of texture and color to your bouquet.
First, gather your supplies. You’ll need floral shears, a bucket of water, garden gloves and floral tape or ribbon. Having all these supplies nearby will make your wedding bouquet making easier and more fun!
Practice with Fresh Flowers
Before you begin, practice using your shears and the bucket of water to make a simple arrangement. This will help you get comfortable with the tools and familiarize yourself with how the process works.
Next, prepare your stems by trimming them to an even length. This will ensure they’re easier to work with and allow them to fit more easily into your hand. You can also trim them a little shorter before you start wrapping them with floral tape in Step 3.
Cut Your Stems Shorter
Once you’ve completed all the steps above, your flower stems are ready to be trimmed. To do this, use the shears or a stem stripper to remove any thorns and unwanted leaves from your stems. You can then snip them back to leave about 2 inches of stem at the end, which you’ll need for wrapping your bouquet in Step 4.
Continue Trimming Your Stems
Once all the flowers are cut, you can now add some greenery to your wedding bouquet to frame the center focal flowers and fill in any gaps. This can include anything from artificial or live greenery to ivy or leather leaf.
To add a bit of height and dimension to your wedding bouquet, you can place some stems at an angle in the center of the bouquet. These stems are called “line flowers” and they’re used to add texture, shape, and volume to your bouquet.
If you are adding greenery to your wedding bouquet, make sure the color matches your wedding theme. You can opt for a more neutral shade or a brighter color to add some contrast and drama.
You can also include sprigs of greenery, such as baby’s breath or ivy. You can also use sprigs of statice, leather leaf or smilax to give your flowers some extra texture and color.
After you’ve added the greenery to your wedding bouquet, it’s time to wrap your stems with a lovely ribbon! This is a great finishing touch that can be done before the wedding, or on the morning of the big day.
The key to this process is to keep it as simple as possible, so that the stems can be easily wrapped with ribbon and secured. Once you have the desired amount of ribbon, tie it in a knot or attach it with corsage pins to your bouquet’s stems.
Now that you have your ribbon tied to your bouquet’s stems, it’s time to finish off your bridal bouquet by tying it in a pretty bow or by tying it off with a pretty floral wire or rubber band. This will ensure that your bouquet lasts throughout your wedding and doesn’t dry out too quickly.