How to Make a Bridal Bouquet
From the white dress to the fun favors, weddings are made up of many different details. And sometimes these details add up pretty quick. Save a little money on your bridal bouquet with this “How to Make a Bridal Bouquet” tutorial and you can spend a little more on something else. You can even use this DIY tutorial to make bouquets for your bridesmaids too.
Materials to Make a Bridal Bouquet
- Twelve Flowers with long stems and no thorns (I picked different colors of roses for my bouquet)
- Floral Tape
- Floral Shears
- 2-1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon (I picked a pale pink color. You’ll want to pick a ribbon that matches your wedding colors)
- Two pins
Directions on How to Make a Bridal Bouquet
- Prepare your flowers by removing all the leaves with your fingers. Be careful of any thorns the florist may have left behind. If you find a few thorns like I did, simply use your floral shears to remove them. Using your floral shears, cut 1 – 1/2 inch off the ends of each flower stem.
- Let your flowers soak in water for a few hours to be the most hydrated. You can even add floral food for the best results possible.
- Once the flowers have soaked, pull out three of the flowers to start making your bouquet. You’ll want to pick the fullest looking ones for the middle. Once you’ve picked out your top three fullest flowers, start wrapping the floral tape tightly.
- Continue creating your bouquet by adding three more flowers to your bouquet. Use the floral tape to tightly wrap the flowers. You’ll want to place the flowers in the areas that have gaps to make the most aesthetically pleasing bouquet.
- Continue adding flowers by sets of three until all the flowers are attached and taped on.
- Now you’ll want to hide the floral tape. Using your grosgrain ribbon, wrap the ribbon around the floral bouquet where you think your hands will be. Keep wrapping the ribbon up and down the stem to make sure you hide the floral tape and create a comfy handle for the person who is holding the bouquet.
- Cut the ribbon off the spool once you’ve finished wrapping.
- Using the two pins, push them into the bouquet at an upwards slant. This will keep the ribbon in place.
- Lastly, use your floral shears to cut off the long stems. You’ll want to cut the stems to be even with the top portion. Use your judgement here for what looks best. Cut each stem at an angle to give your bouquet the cutest look possible.
- Spray your bouquet with hair spray to last longer or do what I did and place your bouquet in the fridge.