Bouquets are a staple in weddings. They heighten and highlight the bride’s beauty and add a sense of majesty to the occasion. They’re also expensive—like everything about a wedding, as a matter of fact.
However, unlike everything else, it’s rare to find a decent and happy wedding without a bouquet, because how else would the bride hide the nervous shaking of their hands as they walk down the aisle?
However, there is a way to bring a bridal bouquet to a wedding without spending a large amount of money. You craft your own bouquet! They’re relatively easy to make, and you get to choose your favorite flowers and how you get to arrange them.
If you want to try your hand at making your own bridal bouquet, here are a few common examples.
Modern weddings are seeing more succulent-centered bouquets now that the succulents are becoming popular household plants.
In the language of flowers, succulents symbolize enduring and timeless love. Plus, the thick form of succulents combined with their beautiful matte color gives the impression of a strong, solid arrangement; thus, a bridal bouquet with succulents as its base becomes a promise of everlasting devotion—a promise that appeals to many young couples today.
Crafting a succulent bouquet is simple. You can even prepare that days before your wedding as succulents can survive without water for about a week.
Faux Flower Bouquet
Artificial flowers don’t wilt, so a bouquet of faux flowers can look just as gorgeous on your fiftieth anniversary as it was on the day you tied the knot.
Forming a faux flower bouquet typically starts around a bunch of silk flowers. They come in almost every variety, but you should stick to one or two types, especially if you’re not yet that proficient on floral design. You can pick your choices based on how the colors of each flower complement one another. White flowers always work well as accents for ones with color.
Once you have your pick, place your primary choice at the center or at a dominating position and your secondaries surrounding it, then tape them together at their stems. Lastly, enclose your bouquet in a translucent vellum sheet to hide the stems and redirect attention to the flowers themselves.
For flower enthusiasts, here’s a challenge: a do-it-yourself cascading bouquet. The intricacy of such a project may seem like you need professional skills, but it is possible with a bit of concentration, some creativity, and the right tools, one of which is a bouquet holder.
A bouquet holder gives you a good base for your floral arrangement. Get one with a slanted handle as its shape is ideal for a cascading bouquet. You will want to stick the holder in a tight container, like a vase or bucket filled with rocks, to keep it steady. A cascading bouquet can get heavy, and you don’t want to fumble and drop the entire thing, potentially ruining your work.
You can make a cascading bouquet using either silk flowers or natural ones. If you opt for the latter, first you have to soak your bouquet holder in water treated with flower food. This will help preserve the freshness of your flowers.
To Tie Things Up
Florists typically charge an exorbitant amount for wedding bouquets. If you have a limited budget and you still want your wedding to be grand, consider making your own bridal bouquet. You can start with the three suggestions above, but they’re just examples. There are many other types of DIY bouquets that can be done on a budget.
Besides, crafting your own bridal bouquet can make your wedding even more meaningful. You put effort into making it; that kind of devotion will carry over to your married life.