Weddings

Wedding Wednesday: DIY wedding bouquets

Allison Andres Photography

Allison Andres Photography

Everyone knows how costly weddings can be. Couples are currently spending an average of $31,213 on their big day. All the little things—invitations, postage, centerpieces, wedding favors—may not seem like significant costs, but they add up quickly. Some brides try to save money by becoming DIY masters, making almost everything entirely on their own. DIY is a popular trend and people who have the ability to complete “Do it Yourself” projects can eliminate many costs, not only in weddings, but everyday life. One simple DIY project is making your own wedding bouquet. Why not? You can create the statement piece to your wedding dress to your exact specifications, and without the high costs. Here’s what to do:

  • Buy: In order to make your bouquet, you must first gather all the necessary items. Flowers can be bought online, in local grocery stores or flower markets. Find flowers of different colors and variations, and choose one to be the focal point of your bouquet. Purchase greenery to give the bouquet a natural look, ribbon to tie the bouquet together, and floral tape or bouquet pins.
  • Prep: After you have purchased these items, you will need to do some prep work. First, cut the stems to a length of 10-14 inches. For a well-organized bouquet, make all stems the same length. If you prefer a messier look, cut the stems at slightly different lengths. Make sure you remove the thorns to avoid cutting up your hands during the ceremony Lastly, decide which flower you would like to be the focal point.
  • Create: In order to create a large bouquet, simply combine many small bouquets into one. Begin by surrounding one of the statement flowers with two or three smaller flowers and a stem of greenery. Make sure the colors are balanced and none of the same flowers are next to each other. Repeat until you have enough small bouquets to create your ideal sized wedding bouquet.
  • Wrap it up: Combine the small bouquets into one and wrap in floral tape. Cover the stem with ribbon and ta-da! You have your wedding bouquet!

Click here for other techniques or more in-depth steps on how to make a bouquet. CRE8 Salon & Spa’s stylists can provide more tips and help you get ready for your big day.  Contact Cre8 Salon and Spa by visiting our website or Facebook page or calling 239-458-2704.

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