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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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:35 pm

    That does sound like a fun job! Thanks for the tutorial link. :)

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    EAQ219 1458 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:45 pm

    That is a great tutorial! Makes me want to go out, buy some flowers, and do a trial run!

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    CaitlinRivera 677 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 pm

    Gosh it looks so easy. All of a sudden I can see myself doing all of the bridesmaids bouquets including my own! How long in advance can one make a bouquet? It’d be nice to have the pre-made and ready ahead of time so that the morning of I could just worry about getting ready. Thanks so much! :)

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    mschampagne 1337 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:55 pm

    I know, doesn’t she make it look sooo easy? When I saw this I immediately regret not doing my bridesmaids. Itcould have saved me a bundle.

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    Ebonee Monique, Guest @ 6:49 pm

    I’ve long planned to do my own BP bouquets! My inspiration? Megs bio…she did her entire bridal party’s flowers! Amazing!

    http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/user/page.aspx?username=meghancrosby2&MsdVisit=1

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    Lizbeth612, Guest @ 6:54 pm

    Thanks a bunch for posting this I was planning on doing my own bouquet and my bridesmaids but did not have to much idea on how to start. Now I feel totally confident

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    NixLapi 558 posts, Busy bee @ 7:07 pm

    I’m wondering the same as CaitlinRivera above… how far in advance can the bouquets be made up? I really want to do all my own flowers, but know that trying to get that done the day of, plus hair and make-up would be way too much.

    Thanks for the tut

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 7:40 pm

    @CaitlinRivera: @NixLapi: i did my own flowers (post to come), and i purchased, prepped, and arranged them all the morning of the wedding. looking back i would probably have been better off not doing so! i have also done wedding flowers for others, and i usually do them one or two days before the wedding and keep them as cool as possible (in coolers or non-food fridges).

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    eileen, Guest @ 7:50 pm

    Thank you, Miss Champagne!!! I was planning on making my bridal party bouquets & the tutorial was (and will be!) VERY helpful.

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    Victory B 37 posts, Newbee @ 10:06 pm

    I’m limiting myself to a single DIY project the week of the wedding – and it will be to make my own bouquet. It will be the only flowers for our ceremony/reception, and a HUGE cost savings to cut out that whole florist thing! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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    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

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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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