Bridesmaid wedding celebration bouquets could be set in waiting vases as well as used as decoration for the bridal table.
I’m sure lots of you didn’t know that “seasonality” is a proper word, but it’s a common phrase in the flower industry. We use it to describe flower varieties that have very seasonal growing patterns, which you definitely need to think about when choosing certain flowers. For instance, peonies have a very sporadic growing season, which is why they are insanely expensive at certain times of the year and not available in hot summer months. On the other hand, hydrangea are grown in green houses all year-round which makes them less costly because they are more readily available. Basically, when seasonal flowers are in season they are the best quality and most affordable!
When choosing your color palette for your wedding flowers, make sure you and your florist are on the same page about the shade of blue you desire. One person’s interpretation of “robin’s egg” blue might appear more like a washed out baby blue to another. It’s helpful to bring any fabric swatches from bridesmaid’s apparel you want to match, as blue hues can have green, gray, or red undertones that clash with other shades. If the natural blue blooming flowers that match your wedding colors aren’t in season, it may be best to go with tinted blue flowers.
Fasten securely with push pins. We used pearl topped pins because we thought they looked really pretty. You need to be really careful at this step to make sure no pins come out the other side, that could make for a very messy wedding. Because of the wire underneath this step takes a little time to make sure you get the pins in correctly. I’ve found it to work best when I push them in slightly and then up or down. We used three pins on each bouquet to secure them really tightly.
As I’ve mentioned on here before Josh and I are planning this wedding on a seriously small budget. We’re both still in school and while we will be graduated by the time we get married neither one of us will have started our careers and we do not want to start out our lives together by going into debt for a wedding. That said, we still want a beautiful, fantastic day. I don’t think that a wedding has to cost a lot of money to look amazing. If you’re willing to take on some of the tasks yourself you can really save money. After getting quotes for flowers from local florists and realizing that my dream peony bouquet was not only not feasible but not possible in July, Josh and I decided to make our own flowers and use silk ones so that we wouldn’t have to worry about them being fragile or potentially dying before the ceremony.
As great as it was to save money by using silk flowers it also gave Josh and I a fun little project to do together that helped make the wedding feel more personal to us. At first I was intimidated by the thought of making our own flowers and I worried about messing them up. Once we really started I realized it was super simple to do and thought it would be fun to share our quick and easy 10 step process to making your own wedding bouquets!
Figure out what your budget is, what kind of flowers you want, and how many flowers you’ll need; then do some research. If your local grocery store is stocked with awesome quality blooms for a great price, then go that route. And if an online wholesaler is your best bet, click away! Just figure out what’s best for you and what you feel most comfortable with.