Make Your Own Wedding Bouquet
Often when the wedding planning begins concerns arise. How can you make your special day uniquely yours? Can you have the wedding you want and stay within your budget? What flowers will best complement your style? The list is endless and can feel, at times, overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be, especially when it comes to your décor and accessories. One of the most important factors to your overall look is your bridal bouquet. Crafting your own bouquet can help you stay on budget, but more importantly it allows you to express your style and creativity, and provides you with a priceless memory from your special day. Here’s how to make your own special wedding bouquet.
Flowers and Colors
In the beginning, you want to select the colors for your bouquet. White is a popular choice, but don’t be afraid to get creative with your color scheme and wedding theme. Whether you prefer blues to mimic the ocean, shades of pink, tropical tones, or seasonal hues, you can find many options available all year long. Flowers come in all shapes and sizes, from delicate to majestic, providing you with the opportunity to design your bouquet in timeless fashion or contemporary style. The time of the year for which your wedding is planned can affect the availability of fresh flowers, so check with your local flower source for what is in season when making your decision.
Once you have made your color and flower selections, you’ll need to work on your design plan. Wedding bouquets can be complex or simple and should complement your personal style. Simple bouquets tied with ribbon are lovely, as are delicate, intricate designs. Look at wedding magazines and blogs for inspiration, while keeping your wedding theme in mind. Lilies, orchids, and birds of paradise are perfect for a tropical or beach theme, sunflowers and daisies look great in a rustic wedding, and nothing says timeless romance like roses, peonies, orchids, and tulips. As you make you selections, remember the flowers you chose will need stems long enough to hold as you make your way down the aisle.
There are a number of additions you can make to your bouquet to enhance the beauty of the fresh flowers you have selected. Baby’s breath, eucalyptus, or ferns highlight the flowers and add diversity. A wide ribbon or a swath of fabric can add timeless feminine flair. You can also add whimsical elements to speak to your passions – art, music, sports, etc. You’ll want to craft a similar, but smaller version if you plan to follow tradition and “toss the bouquet.”
Keep in mind, fresh flowers aren’t the only option for your bouquet. You can use artificial flowers, wooden flowers, dried flowers, succulents, or whatever you choose! The beauty of these options is you have a keepsake to treasure after the ceremony. Another trending bouquet is one crafted from shimmering vintage brooches or pins. Use heirloom brooches or ask friends and family to contribute them for your sparkling bouquet. Paper offers another unique option for bouquet flowers, but you’ll likely need plenty of practice in folding and cutting to arrive at the look you want for the final bouquet.
Here’s What You Need
When making your bouquet, you will need a few items to begin your creation. You should have a quality pair of sharp scissors for cutting stems, ribbons, and more. A glue gun will make fast work of pulling it all together. Set aside a space at home where you can spread out and get creative, and don’t forget to cover the area you are working to protect it from damage.
Don’t Stop with the Bouquet
After you have created your beautiful wedding bouquet, don’t stop there. You can also create bouquets for the bridesmaids, boutonnières for the groomsmen, and tablescapes for your reception to give your entire wedding a completely customized look. If time allows you may also want design a custom wedding arch as well as floral arrangements for your ceremony.
The Perfect Location
Once the flowers are ready, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding and reception. Call today and discover all Lighthouse Point has to offer!