While your wedding dress may be the biggest choice you remember making on your wedding day, keep in mind your bouquet is also a very important accessory.
Bouquets provide additional color that offset your dress, oftentimes a classic white. These colors generally reflect the wedding theme-important colors for you and your significant other. This floral accessory will be seen in a majority, if not all, of your wedding shots. Using silk flowers in your bridal bouquet helps save money and the flowers will not wilt over time so your bouquet will look brand new fifty years after your ceremony. Read on for tips and tricks on choosing the right flowers and how to properly bind your own bouquet.
Choosing Your Flowers
Most bouquets traditionally adhere to whatever your wedding colors are. Unlike using real flowers, silk flowers are always in season and the cost should be about the same. This makes the list of possible flowers you can use much more vast. Check out LinenTablecloth’s Silk Flower section and sort by color for an easy way to find what flowers we offer in your wedding colors.
When you have your colors picked out, you may also want to consider how big you want your bouquet. Even silk flowers only get so big. Flowers like Peruvian Lilies are tall and can be bundled into large bouquets while peonies are rather short. Consider how large you would like your bouquet to end up when choosing your flowers or a mixture of.
Begin tying your bouquet together with rubber bands or twine. Place a band, or twine knot, on either end of the stem- on one on top and the bottom. For the purpose of this DIY, we’re sticking with easy binding. More complicated ribbon designs can be found on YouTube.
If you’d like the bottom of the stems to show, place your ribbon toward the ends of the stem. You can choose how much to leave exposed at this point. Place a piece of tape on the stem and continue to wrap the ribbon around the stem, covering the piece of tape. Continue up the bouquet in a spiralling motion. Depending on if the stem is rubber or plastic, you may also be able to stick a fabric pin through the ribbon into one of the stems to keep the ribbon in place.
Once you’ve reached the top of the stems and completely covered your rubber band or twine, cut the ribbon from the ribbon roll. You can now take a fabric pin and pierce down into the fabric, threading into the layers. When you’re done, only the head of the pin should be visible.