I get asked how to make wedding bouquets all the time so I thought I should put it all down in an article for everyone to see.
First things first, bouquets are pretty straight forward to make yourself, provided you keep them simple. So don't let that put you off.
As with many things wedding related, there'll always be the temptation to make your wedding bouquet more and more intricate. So please try to remember the golden rule that "less is more".
Over complicating your wedding flowers is something I'd advise against for several reasons:
Ok, we've established that it's easier, cheaper, lighter and arguably more elegant to keep it simple. The next step is to choose your wedding bouquet flowers and decide on a style.
Then sit back so I can show you how to make wedding bouquets.
The following simple styles will allow you to make your own wedding bouquet easily.
Whichever style you choose you can always add a little foliage to complete the bouquet and bulk it out. You can also personalise the bouquet with anything that is appropriate to you or the theme of your wedding. For example a small square of fabric to match the theme of the day or a family heirloom e.g. a broach can be worked into the arrangement.
With any type of bouquet you should research when each flower is in season and how long they will last out of water. This will then dictate when you'll need to buy the flowers to ensure they will last the whole day.
Once you have your bouquet completed you can
spray the flower heads with various professional spray products to keep
your flowers looking fresh throughout the day. But a cheaper alternative
is to use plain old clear hair spray. For more tips on preparing your own flowers see my articles on preparing DIY wedding flowers and cheap wedding bouquets.
I hope this article on how to make a wedding bouquet has helped
to show that you can make a wedding bouquet yourself quite simply and
save some money. Another alternative to making them yourself is to consider silk wedding bouquets as they involve no work on your part and they last forever.