The key to making wedding flower arrangements yourself is in knowing what you want to do in the first place. Making wedding flower arrangements can entail everything from the wedding bouquet to the boutonnieres to the displays on the altar and reception tables. The great news in doing things yourself is that you can save quite a bit of money by not contracting with a florist but you have to know where to start, especially if the whole flower arranging thing is not the norm for you.
Knowing what you want is the first item of business when it comes to making wedding flower arrangements yourself. Visit flower wholesale places, local florist shops and even fancy hotels to get an idea of what different flowers there are available as well as what they could look like in various settings. Cut out pictures from magazines of flowers and arrangements that you admire and put all of your favorites in a binder for easy access.
Set your flower budget as well as your color scheme first when making wedding flower arrangements for yourself. These two pieces of the wedding puzzle will guide you on your path to choose the types of flowers you will want in your wedding arrangements as well as the greenery and accompanying items such as berries, lace, ribbons, crystals, beads and more. Keep in mind that the seasons will likely dictate what you can choose in terms of available flowers as well.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you plan on dealing with fresh flowers when making wedding flower arrangements, you need to get in some practice first. However, buying fresh flowers for several design attempts can become rather costly. Therefore, you should consider practicing with silk flowers so that when the big day draws near, you will be ready and have an exact design prepared as well as a basic formula for how many pieces of each flower, greenery and accompaniments you will need.
Making wedding flower arrangements can be a monumental task, especially if you have quite a few things to make so recruit some help as needed. Because you have the design mapped out as well as the basic recipe, it should be easy to show some family and friends how to follow.
Make sure that you have all the supplies you need as well as storage set up in advance when you are dealing with fresh flowers. Making wedding flower arrangements will go more smoothly if you do not have to go to the craft store to buy more ribbon or the floral shop to buy more greenery. In addition, make sure that you have places to store your flowers in water until such time that you need them to make the arrangements as well as a cool, air conditioned area to store the flower arrangements once they are made.
There are quite a few factors involved in making wedding flower arrangements but the effort is worth it. You can retain bragging rights on how much money you saved by doing things on your own and you can absorb all the compliments as well for a job well done!