How to Transport a Bridal Bouquet

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On the day of your wedding, it's important that everything runs smoothly, and a sure way of stressing yourself unnecessarily is to not devise a plan for transporting your bridal bouquets. Before your big day, make sure that your bridesmaids also know how to transport their bouquets. Whether one girl is responsible for everyone's flowers or you have all agreed to take your own arrangements, ensure that your bouquets arrive at the venue looking fresh and unruffled.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Cardboard square
  • Scissors
  • Vase
  • Water
  • Open-top cardboard box
  • Stones
  • Rubber bands
  • Measure the diameter of your wedding bouquet at its widest and narrowest points and superimpose those measurements onto your cardboard square. Trim the square to correspond with the measurements so that the square is the same size as the bouquet from overhead. This will act as your bouquet's protector when you travel.

  • Pour water into the vases, ensuring that the vessels will not overflow when you place the flowers inside. If you do not have enough vases for you and your bridesmaids, cut off the tops of soda bottles instead.

  • Cut a circle in the middle of the cardboard square that is big enough to fit the stems of the bouquet. Slide the stems into the cut-out hole until the base of the bouquet sits flush against the cardboard.

  • Place the flowers' stems into the vase. Pour out any excess water as needed. Set the vase into a narrow, open-top box such as a wine box. Trim the box down to sit just under your cardboard square and place the flowers inside. If the base of the box feels too flimsy, place a few stones inside to keep it weighted down. Finally, wrap one rubber band around each side of the cardboard square, finishing at the bottom of the box.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are responsible for transporting your own bouquet as well as those of your bridal party, one option for keeping them all safe in one container is a multi-slot wine crate. It is a good idea, however, to retain the cardboard squares around the bouquet to shield the arrangements from one another.

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