Yellow is a really beautiful color for a summer or spring wedding. Most people don’t realize how gorgeous yellow bridal bouquets can actually be. If you’re trying to save money and stay within a tight budget for your yellow themed wedding then consider making your own bridal bouquet. In the long run all you’re paying for is the flowers and not the few extra hundred dollars your florist will charge you for his or her work. You’ll be quite surprised how incredibly easy it is to make your own bridal bouquets.
Yellow Flower Options
What You’ll Need
-flower of your choice
-green floral tape
If you’re having trouble deciding on the flowers then go to your local florist to help you choose which flowers look good together. You could also always stick with one type of flower rather than mix and match them. Make sure you order your flowers well in advance even though you’re making the flowers yourself. Also, keep in mind that most florists will charge you for a certain amount. If you have any flowers left over consider using them to create your bridesmaids bouquet since the process is the same.
Arrange your flowers in whatever fashion you find aesthetically appealing. Remember to always start with a few flowers in the center and add more on as you work your way out. The craspedias is yellow but it’ll really make your bouquet “pop.” It gives a contrasting texture to all your other flowers. Be sure to add in the craspedias as you’re arranging your bouquet.
If you don’t want a completely yellow bridal bouquet then consider the using white orchids and blue hydrangeas in the bouquet. Remember to only add enough so that it gives your bouquet a hint of color and doesn’t overpower it. If you’re using the accent flowers you’ll need to add them in as you’re rearranging your bouquet.
If you’re going to use the grapevine as an accent then the next step is to wrap the vines around the bouquet after you’ve finished arranging your flowers. The grapevine will give your bouquet a really unexpected and interesting texture.
After you have all your accents and bouquet arranged you’re going to wrap green floral tape around the stems to hold everything in place. Last you’re going to wrap the white ribbon around the stems making sure to cover the tape. Secure the ribbon with the pins.
Always make the bouquets either the day of or night before your wedding. Also, do not pick up the flowers from the florist until you’re going to make your bridal bouquet to keep the flowers really fresh. If you’re making it the night before you’ll want to skip adding the ribbon on until the next day. Wrap the stem with a damp paper towel and place the bouquet inside of a large zip lock bag. Place inside your fridge. Be sure to remove any fruit that you have in your fridge because they’ll make your flowers wilt.