Handmade Wedding Bouquets

Learn how to create fresh flower bouquets for your entire bridal party.
Make Your Own Wedding Bouquets

Make Your Own Wedding Bouquets

Fresh flowers bloom in this easy-to-make bouquet.

Fresh flowers bloom in this easy-to-make bouquet.

One of my favorite things to do is arrange flowers. I love combining the colors, shapes and textures of assorted blooms. I think sometimes, one of the most intimidating types of flower arranging can be wedding bouquets. But in truth it is simple, cost-effective and wonderfully satisfying to make bouquets for your entire wedding party.

There are many fabulous florists, specialty groceries, farmers' markets and floral markets where wonderful assortments of blooms can be selected or special ordered. Sometimes, it is fun to shop for blooms a day prior to the wedding with your bridal party. You can select blooms that are in season and make the bouquet together.

When purchasing blooms, select flowers with blooms that are still semi-closed. Look for blooms that are mold-free and free from browning or discoloration. The leaves should appear healthy and spot free. Consider fragrance as you select your flowers. Scents are equally important in creating memories on your special day. In the bouquet that I created, the roses and hyacinth smell delightful.

Creating your own bouquet is a terrific way to de-stress, relax, get creative and make special memories with friends and family who volunteer to help. Here is what you will need to get started.

Supply List:

  • Assorted fresh flowers- For this arrangement, I selected hyacinths, ranunculus, tulips and roses.
  • Garden clippers
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Elastic band
  • Floral pins
  • Mason jars

Now take a peek at the gallery below for the entire step-by-step photo tutorial:

Wedding Bouquet How-To

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Make Your Own Wedding Bouquets

Learn how to make beautiful floral bouquets for the bride and her entire wedding party.

Gather Your Supplies

For the bouquet you will need: assorted flowers/garden clippers /ribbon/floral pins/scissors /rubber band /Mason jars

Make Them Pretty

Clean and dry your bouquet stems. Remove any leaves that remain on the lower three quarters of the stems.

Arrange Your Bouquet

Hold the stems in your left hand and add each bloom one by one until you are satisfied with the size and arrangement of your bouquet.

A Little Helper

Take a rubber band and wrap it around the upper portion of the bouquet stems to help keep the flowers in place.

Wrap it Up

Start at the top of the stems, begin to tightly wrap the ribbon around the bouquet. Insert a pin at an angle. Continue tightly wrapping the entire length of the stems until there is approximately four inches of stem remaining.

Pin it Up

At the base, trim the ribbon and insert a pin at an angle to keep it in place. Insert more pins, at an angle, along the ribbon.

Pretty Blooms

Trim the stems flush a couple of inches below the end of the ribbon. For easy transport and fresh bouquets, store them in quart sized Mason jars with a little bit of water until ready for use.

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