DIY Wedding Bouquet

So, my first job as a teenager was as a pizza delivery girl. It was fun, I made great money, and I met some nice people at the pizza shop. My second job was as a flower girl. In the summer, Vail is booming with gorgeous flowerbeds and arrangements along the public walkways and streets, and I worked for a company that was responsible for keeping the town in bloom. It was by far my favorite job, and there are times I wish I would’ve ditched the whole Optometry school thing for a flower shop. Along the way, I got to work with fresh flower arrangements as well, and I loved creating arrangements for people to enjoy in their homes.

A wedding bouquet is really no different, and can definitely be an area to save some money if you’re willing to arrange your own flowers. I found this helpful video in the about.com Style section that does a wonderful job explaining how to make your own bouquet.

Here’s what you’ll need:


– roses or flowers of your choice
– flower cutters
– ribbon
– a few straight sewing pins
– a clean vase
– room temperature water
– floral food antibacterial
– floral tape
– Clear Set, or hairspray if none is available

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

Any other helpful hints for brides choosing to save some money with a DIY bouquet?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Champagne

Location:
DC/Vail/Colorado
Wedding Date:
February 2009
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  1. mschampagne Member
    mschampagne 1337 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:53 am

    eek sorry I’m late responding! Yes, Green Tea is right- you can make your bouquets up to a few days before the wedding depending on your flowers! You just have to make sure you keep them at a cool temperature and that usually means finding a rather large fridge. Let me know if you ladies do your bouquets yourselves!

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    Hawaiian Wedding Flowers, Bridal Flowers Calla Lilies Houston, Guest @ 10:01 pm

    […] DIY Wedding Bouquet A wedding bouquet is really no different, and can definitely be an area to save some money if you’re willing to arrange your own flowers. […]

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    Austin eye care, Guest @ 10:32 am

    Ah, what a great idea. I’m always looking for ways to save money on wedding-related items. For someone who is new to floral arrangements, how long would it take to make a bouquet like this? Thanks so much for the video tutorial – can’t wait to try it out!

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    5000 Dollar Wedding » Blog Archive » Inspiration from the Internet, Guest @ 9:27 am

    […] I found this wonderful video tutorial from About.com on WeddingBee.  It is a very easy to follow video for creating a beautiful and tied bridal bouquet made of roses.  The video also includes some very helpful insider’s tips straight from a Florisian.  I especially like the tip for using hair spray to keep the flowers looking fresh all day.  How interesting.  Find the video here. http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/01/12/diy-wedding-bouquet/. […]

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    5000 Dollar Wedding » Blog Archive » Inspiration from the Internet: Bridal Bouquets, Guest @ 1:24 pm

    […] I found this wonderful video tutorial from About.com on WeddingBee.  It is a very easy to follow video for creating a beautiful and tied bridal bouquet made of roses.  The video also includes some very helpful insider’s tips straight from a Florisian.  I especially like the tip for using hair spray to keep the flowers looking fresh all day.  How interesting.  Find the video here. […]

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    Jimi, Guest @ 5:15 pm

    This is such a beautiful post! So much so that we would like to feature some of your work on our site if you are open to it. We have had similar posts to this, DIY Wedding Bouquets as well as many others? If you would like to talk about doing some writing, please let me know.

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    Ashley, Guest @ 11:40 am

    Oh no I just tried to watch the tutorial and its no longer available. How can I find it?

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