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
- a few straight sewing pins
- a clean vase
- room temperature water
- floral food antibacterial
- floral tape
- Clear Set, or hairspray if none is available
Any other helpful hints for brides choosing to save some money with a DIY bouquet?