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Monday
Apr022012

Easier Weddings: Do-It-Yourself Bridal Bouquets

If you're thinking of great wedding inspiration for the coming spring season, look no further than 100 Layer Cake - one of our favorite wedding blogs. They cover a variety of weddings and feature top wedding vendors, from the best photographers to the best florists. And we also love their do-it-yourself projects. This one is all about how to create your own bridal bouquet. Here are some basics to help you get your DIY floral act in gear! Thanks for this DIY bouquet go to by Alison of Unruly Things.

 

Materials

Flowers, ribbon of your choice, flower shears


Project Cost

$30 for one bouquet


Step 1

I started off at a local flower shop. I didn’t really have a good idea in mind and didn’t know how many flowers I needed to get. I just knew a general idea of color and kind of went from there. I picked out one central large flower to be my focus flower and color, a few accent flowers, and some greenery.


Step 2

Once I got home, I trimmed off the excess leaves and stems that I didn’t want on my bouquet and quickly saw what I felt was enough flowers dwindle down to half the original size.

Results

I have to say, I was quite pleased with the bouquet and it was quite refreshing to know that I would be capable of making one. Though I think if I were to make my own, I’d definitely get twice as many flowers. This was a wonderful learning experience that I’d recommend experimenting with prior to your wedding - if you’re planning to create your own bouquet. It really helped me visualize and plan!

 





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  • Reader Comments (14)

    That is absolutely beautiful! I wanted to make one for my bFFs wedding soon. Thanks for sharing this useful yet valuable tips in here.
    April 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarata Tom
    Thanks for the info and tutorials that you share in your writing this. This has opened my inspiration for my brother's upcoming wedding set. This is very useful at all for me. I am confused what to do before I make the decorations at her wedding later. thanks again.
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    April 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkenzoo
    Probably this is a great way to save few bucks if the bride or her friends have time to do it. If they go out in the fields to pick up some flowers it can cost less.
    April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIgor Gjurovski
    This is a great information and Interesting post. I also wanted to make one for my bFFs wedding soon. Thanks for sharing this useful yet valuable tips in here
    April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWebsites
    Thanks a lot for the article. Do It yourself bridal bouquets, that is absolutely beautiful!
    April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIgre
    Great article. I like what you did with the flowers. Thanks for sharing this useful yet valuable tips in here.
    April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterafvallenmetsmoothies
    I have been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays,Actually your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own web site going now.
    that is great tips and its realy looks preety.. and i am going to try a new thing for my lovely prince.
    April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPooja
    This is so beautiful!
    I wanted to make one for my own wedding, so simple and classic.
    Do you have any idea to make wedding like that?
    April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhadi fable
    This is so beautiful!
    I wanted to make one for my own wedding, so simple and classic.
    Do you have any idea to make wedding like that?
    April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersocial media news
    i am true amazed. This is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. the explanation is so simple and clear. I would highly recommend this.
    April 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterernest
    Wow! Such a great post. Thanks for sharing this to us. This is really helpful and useful. Thumbs up!!
    Great post.. very useful for me..
    June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMahbub
    hımm very very good flowers
    July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDüğün Mekanları

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