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DIY: Build Your Own Wedding Bouquet

If you love to make your own bouquets for your home, you can easily make one for your own wedding, or for that of a friend or family member. Not only will you help to save money, you'll also create a unique, personalized bouquet that will help to make the day more special. Remember to try to go with simple, fresh flowers that are grown locally — if you can buy from a flower grower or farm and cut the flowers yourself the day before the wedding, you're guaranteed to have gorgeous, fresh blooms.

What You'll Need

  • Floral Wire
  • Stem Wrap Tape
  • Hot Glue
  • Long Stemmed Fresh Flowers
  • Preservative Solution
  • Small Bucket
  • Fabric or Ribbon that matches or contrasts well with bridesmaids' dresses
  • Knife

To find out how to "build" your bouquet,


  • To maximize your flowers' freshness, soak flowers in a preservative solution in the small bucket overnight.
  • Gather the flowers together, and wrap (not too tightly) the wire around the stems, until the stems are covered.
  • Trim the stems, using the knife.
  • Wrap floral tape around the wires.
  • Spread the stems until the flowers are arranged as you would like.
  • Wrap the ribbon or fabric around the base and stems of the flowers. You can use hot glue to secure it, or you can simply wrap it tightly.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous bridal bouquet!
Join The Conversation
ragus ragus 8 years
We made my sisters bouquets and they were wonderful, I still have mine as a decoration in my house, its a great keepsake!
elicard5 elicard5 9 years
I definitely plan on making my own bouquet when I get married
emalove emalove 9 years
Nice idea, but there's so much to think about, and so little time when your wedding day arrives, that I think this would really only be a good idea if you are having simple bouquets.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This would be neat to do...I think. Ha.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
a friend made mine and it was beautiful, looked totally professional. obviously this is easier if you want something simple -- mine was just cream colored roses and a little greenery
wren1 wren1 9 years
I did this for my wedding. It was not too difficult, I saved LOTS of money, and they looked great!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I loved making a bouquets. We made them for my friends wedding and it was so fun and actually easier than you think!!
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 9 years
It sounds easier said than done.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
does this take a while? why would anyone not do this?
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