Making your own bridal bouquet and wedding flowers is a romantic idea for today’s bride, but it can be time-consuming and challenging. We’ve put together some tips to make the process less stressful and help ensure your results will be beautiful on your big day.
Know What Flowers Will Be In Season
While you can find beautiful, lush flowers from around the world at almost any time of year due to faster shipping times, it’s easier and less expensive to work with seasonal flowers. They are available in greater abundance and if you need additional blooms at the last minute you can get them. Talk to us a few months in advance of your wedding day and we can give you an idea of what flowers and greenery will be most available. If you have your heart set on a particular flower, whether it is a rare orchid or a particular rose, be sure to order in advance.
Understand Each Flower’s Limitations
Some flowers and succulents have more staying power than others in bouquets and arrangements. Some flowers, such as tulips and gerbera daisies, will need the support of wires. Do your homework to make sure you don’t end up with flowers that wilt within a few hours or droop. Hardier blooms such as roses, lilies, sunflowers, carnations, miniature calla lilies, chrysanthemums, alstroemerias, freesias and peonies can last a week or more as cut flowers.
Have the Right Tools
Putting together wedding centerpieces, boutonnieres and bouquets will require some supplies beyond bunches of flowers and vases. Be sure to order the appropriate tools, including florist tape, twine, floral wire, floral foam, scissors and any embellishments such as ribbons and lace. When you start assembling your arrangements, have a cool, damp place to store the flowers until you are ready to transport them to the venue. Be sure you also have a spritzer bottle full of water so someone can mist the flowers periodically to keep them fresh and beautiful the day of your wedding.
Look for Tutorials Online
YouTube and Pinterest are two great places to find online “how to” videos on assembling wedding centerpieces and bridal bouquets. Watch them more than once and practice with inexpensive flowers or silk alternatives to get the hang of flower arranging. Keep your arrangements relatively simple. Complex or time-consuming floral arrangements can lead to frustration or overwhelm you once you start working on the actual arrangements.
Consider Artificial Flowers
Today’s artificial flowers so closely mimic fresh cut blooms that most people can’t tell the difference until they touch them. If you want to create your own wedding centerpieces and bouquets, be sure to take a look at Wholesale Flowers and Supplies’ artificial flowers. Because they never wilt, you can start working on your arrangements weeks before your big day, giving yourself more time to put everything together. You can even make a party of it, inviting a few friends over and assembling your wedding flowers as a team on a Saturday afternoon.
At Wholesale Flowers and Supplies, you’ll find everything you need to create stunning wedding floral arrangements, boutonnieres, bouquets and corsages without breaking your budget. Call us today to learn more about how we can help make your wedding an event to cherish.