I decorated for two different weddings this past summer. And, I will have to say making the bridal bouquet was my favorite part! An average bridal bouquet cost between $150 and $350. Below, is a bouquet I made for under $100.
Don’t let the thought of making a bouquet intimidate you. It is actually pretty easy, and below I have a step-by-step photo tutorial to show you exactly how to make one.
Choosing the Flowers
Below are the six flowers and fillers I used in the bridal bouquet. Flowers can be purchased by the dozen, half dozen, and what is called “bunches”.
- Garden Rose – This was the most expensive flower in the bouquet. Garden roses can run around $50 -$65 a dozen. For this bouquet you only need six.
- Double Stock – These add height to the bouquet, purchase 1/2 dozen. $12.50
- Spray Rose – Purchase in a bunch for $12.50
- Wax Flower $12.50 bunch
- Hypercium bunch $12
- Eucalyptus Orbifolia – bunch $10
The other supplies you will need to make a bridal bouquet are twine, floral clippers, hot glue gun, satin ribbon, and lace.
You can purchase your flowers a day early. When you get all your flowers home, trim all the stems and place in water. This helps them to stay fresh and will allow some of the closed flowers to open.
Trim Your Flowers Before Arranging
Some of your flowers may have some damaged petals. No worries! You simply trim the petal with scissors!
Time to Begin Arranging the Bouquet
Add the Eucalyptus to your bouquet. You will want to have your Eucalyptus higher than your roses. This gives a very airy and elegant look to your bouquet. Repeat the above process until you have used all 6 of your Garden Roses, and everything looks just how you like it. Take more twine and wrap around your stems tying tightly.
The Finishing Touch to Your Bridal Bouquet
Place a drop or two of hot glue on the twine near top of your floral stems, then begin wrapping the satin ribbon all the way down. Use more hot glue to secure the end of the satin ribbon at the bottom.