Planning a wedding is tough enough, without having the additional burden of limited
funds. Making your own floral arrangements for your special day isn’t just economical
though; it can also be a lot of fun! You get to decide the theme, and you get to accept all
the compliments for your hard work.
Words of advice:
Before you get started on your wedding floral arrangements, it is important to keep two
things in mind; first, that it may not look as sophisticated since you are not hiring a
professional designer to do the job, and second, that while you will get your flowers at a
wholesaler price, the task of putting together everything is quite time consuming. Once
you are aware of this though and prepared for it, the effort can be quite fulfilling.
The all-important bridal bouquet:
As a bride-to-be, your primary focus will obviously be on the bridal bouquet. The right
bouquet can enhance your wedding gown, and you can be sure that it will garner plenty
of admiration as you glide down the aisle. When choosing flowers you will have to take
into account the time of year and your personality. Current trends and colors also
The obvious choice: orchids
Besides being elegant and fragrant, orchids are delicate, yet strong and full of color.
There are over 30,000 varieties, but those most commonly used are Dendrobium,
cymbidium, and vanilla orchids. While some orchids are smaller than the head of a pin,
others are as big as an Easter lily. This makes them a flexible choice. No matter what
sizes or colors you need, there is an orchid waiting to fill that role in your bouquet.
Check out this New York wedding at Style Me Pretty to see a beautiful white orchid
bridal bouquet, along with purple orchid wedding reception centerpieces that will take
your breath away!
Getting started: 5 tips for a do-it-yourself bridal bouquet:
1. Items and equipment that are necessary – Once you know the concept of your
orchid bridal bouquet ensure that you have all the tools (like floral tape, pins,
scissors, ribbons, foam, etc.) handy before you start. Many flowers wilt quickly,
so you will probably need to craft your bouquet the day before your wedding
2. Be smart at the flower mart – If you are a control freak, then it is a good thing to
go flower shopping alone, but if you are the kind who cannot make up her mind
despite having a solid idea, it is best that you take someone close to you who can
provide you with suggestions that will fit your wedding theme and personality.
3. Understanding your flowers – Because of their fragility, some patience and
gentleness are necessary when working orchids into your bridal bouquet. It is
advisable to use sharp shears and carefully choose the flowers to snip. Make
sure that the orchids are not torn or broken.
4. Trial test it – Since you are not a professional, it makes sense to practice putting
together your orchid bridal bouquet in advance so that you know how they will
hold up on the main day. It’s an extra expense, but it is worth it to get
everything right. Plus, just think how much less stressed you will be since you
know what you are doing when you make your real bouquet.
5. Bridal helpers – Enlist the help of all your friends and relatives, and turn the event
into a mini-party! Everyone does their bit (with some chaos) but the end result
will be so much more satisfying than hiring a professional.
Now you know why orchids are such an exquisite choice for your bridal bouquet and
what basic steps you need to follow to ensure that you create a perfect bouquet for
your own wedding. It’s a lot of work, however be patient and you will see spectacular
results. Share the work with family and friends, and you will have a great time along the
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