Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the diy wedding flowers

i guess it isn't technically DIY, because it wasn't my wedding, but you get the point. flowers are super easy to do and doing them yourself will save you a bunch of $$. between what they spent for the table flowers and what was spent for the bouquets, it cost around $120. and that was for 12 bouquets, 6 boutineers and lots of table arrangements.

groomsladies flowers:

photo by jason smith

bridesmaid's flowers:

groomsmen flowers:

and the happy couple flowers: (the bouquet was made up of 5 mini bouquets, which was taken apart and given to all of the engaged wedding party girls.)

photo by jason smith



1) strip stems of flowers by taking off all the extra foilage
2) cut stems on an angle and place into water, they will last for a day or two if you store them in a cool place.
3) arrange a bouquet in your hand, starting with the largest flowers, and working your way around. move the flowers around in your hand until they look good. secure with a rubber band and cut the stems to the same length.

4) use floral tape and start wrapping the stems with it. the tape works by sticking to itself when pulled and stretched, so make sure it stretches a bit.

(if the wedding is not until the next day you can store them in water in the fridge.)
5) wrap the stems in ribbon to hide the floral tape. i used a glue gun to secure the ribbon ends, but it didn't seem to hold up great. you can also use a pin.

1 comment:

morgan said...

and they were gorgeous!
(just saw this post)
thanks again to the best brand new sister-in-law