How to Make Bridesmaids Bouquets

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When making bridesmaids' bouquets, use a similar flower as the bridal bouquet and gather them in a round shape, tying them off with satin ribbon. Create unique bridesmaids' bouquets with advice from an experienced floral designer in this free video on weddings.

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Hi today I'm going to show you how to make a bridesmaids bouquet. First of all typically the bridesmaid bouquet is a variation of the bridal bouquet. Using the same type of flower, not necessarily the same flowers as are in the bridal bouquet. This bridal bouquet has dark red and light red. In the bridesmaids bouquet we're going to choose the light red flowers for the bridal party. The first thing you're going to want to do is make sure you take all the greenery off of your roses. That will get cumbersome when you're trying to do your bouquet. You start with the center flower, around that you simply spiral the flowers all the way around the center flowers. You don't want to hold them too tightly, because they are delicate, and they could easily snap at the head. You want to make sure that they are in the position that you would like them to be, okay. Then you want to add some greens to the bottom of it to somewhat crown it, again you make sure that the excess greenery is off of the bottom of the ones that you want to use. And again you just go around the base, take the greenery off, it gives it a nice little crown. Make sure there are not broken pieces, and it's nice and neat and very pretty. You want to take it to a mirror and look at it, and make sure that it's in the shape that you want, and the size that you want. Prior to you cut your tape in about six inch strips, when you're finish you wrap it. Not too tightly, because you don't want to break the stems again, there you go. Tape it around here, then you determine how long you want the stems to be. You cut them accordingly, and then you wrap it. Now typically, you wrap the bridesmaids bouquet in the color of ribbon of their dress, or another prominent color of the wedding. In this particular case the bridesmaids dresses are black, so we would wrap the bouquet in a black sheer ribbon. Take the ribbon and just start at the top and you simply wrap it all the way down. And you go to the bottom of the tape and you cover that, you want to make sure it's tight so that it doesn't slip. When you get to the bottom cut it, with a little bit of length left, simply fold that under. You can get these pearl pins at any floral supply store, and you just put them right up into the stem area. You can use as many or as few as you like. Make sure that they are evenly spaced, so it's a nice neat appearance. Always make sure that you check by rubbing your finger down, against where the pins would come out to make sure there is nothing sticking out to injure anyone. This is a typical bridal bouquet, and this is a typical bridesmaids bouquet. My name is Christine Holanda, I'm with Lily of the Valley Florist in La Quinta California.


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