Whether you’re planning your wedding on a budget or simply looking to add a “something made” as a finishing touch to your bridal theme, a beautifully wrapped bouquet can complete your look as you say “I do!” Celebrate your creativity and strut down the aisle with your own one-of-a-kind wrapped wedding bouquet.
Wrap Your Bridal Bouquet In 3 Easy Steps
If this is your first time wrapping a wedding bouquet, don’t worry.
This tutorial is super simple and can easily be achieved with a little bit of practice. To avoid any pre-bouquet-jitters, we recommend a practice run prior to your celebrations. This way, you’ll be able to fine-tune the details of your bouquet before the big day – how big do you really want these flowers? Should you wrap the floral tape after the flowers are bunched up, or as you’re putting the bouquet together? How much ribbon do you need for one bouquet? Trial runs for new projects are always a great wedding stress reliever.
- Bouquet Of Flowers
- Floral Tape
Step 1: First, secure your stems with floral tape 1 to 1-1/2 inches from the flower head, allowing your florals room to expand, bloom, and if necessary – fluff out.
Step 2. Next, fasten your ribbon with a pin. For a more sturdy hold, bring your ribbon under the stems and secure with a second pin.
Step 3: Finally, wrap it up! Fold your ribbon back over itself diagonally and continue in an upward spiral motion towards the base of your bouquet. Continue until the floral tape is completely covered. Once finished, fold the edge under and secure with two decorative pins.
Note: For that custom, made-for-us feel, we love using ribbons. They’re available in a broad range of fabrics, textures, and colors. This allows for plenty of creative freedom! Mix and match to your heart’s desire. If you’re looking for help finding the perfect ribbon to match your wedding personality, check out this post!
Add Some Style To Your Bouquet And Embellish It
Now that you’ve wrapped your bouquet, add a little something extra with textural details, embellishments, and decorative bow styles.
Get creative with your bouquet and add small embellishments.
- Small millinery flowers can give an elegant finish for a classic motif.
- Delicate, jeweled chains, when used sparingly, can add an extra touch of decadence and romance for a romantic or vintage bouquet.
- Feather accents can add a wild and whimsical touch for an unconventional, boho bouquet.
We love seeing basic boutique bows, pinwheel bows, and dramatic tails down bows.
- How to make Basic Boutique Bows | Basic boutique bows are easily made with sturdier ribbons like grosgrain or wired ribbons. Make a basic boutique bow by simply creating two loops, crossing one over the other, and tying them together. Tighten to secure and fluff loops out as desired for more shape.
- Easy Pinwheel Bows | Pinwheel bows look complicated but can be easy to form with a little help from some thin twine. For this small pinwheel bow, we recommend using a thinner, more flexible ribbon like this narrow satin ribbon and some bakers twine. Gently fold your ribbon into three even layers and secure the center with your twine. Fluff the folded edges out and shape your bow. Finish by covering the twine with your extra ribbon.
- Dramatic Tails Down Bows | While these bows may have a long complicated name, they’re by far the easiest ribbon to create (or purchase a pre-tied bow in assorted patterns and styles). If you are looking to make a dramatic, cascading statement with your bouquet, simply create your basic boutique bow with a long tail. For bounce and movement, we recommend using satin ribbon. If you want more control over the amount of volume your bow loops have, we recommend using wired ribbon. Create your two loops, cross one over the other, and tie them together. Tighten to secure, fluff out loops as desired, and let the ends curl gracefully downward. Trim ends as necessary.
Adhere these embellishments to your newly wrapped bridal bouquet with a little bit of hot glue or pins and voila! Your bouquet is done. Now make your way down that aisle, say your “I do’s” and have fun! Don’t forget to send us pictures of your big day!