How to Make Corsages for the Mothers of the Bride & Groom

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Make corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom at a wedding by choosing a flower that compliments the wedding, removing the greenery, adding accent flowers and wrapping the stem of each bloom in floral tape. Attach a wedding corsage to a pin or a wrist band with tips from a florist in this free video on wedding flowers and floral arrangements.

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Hi my name is Christine Holanda and I'm the owner of Lily of the Valley Florist in La Quinta, California. I'm going to show you how to make corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom. That typically depends on their dress color. The color of the wedding etcetera. When choosing the corsages for the mother of the bride or groom, it varies. Sometimes they like to do a traditional pin on or they would prefer to have a wrist corsage. There's various types of wrist corsages that you can get. There are very ornate and very simple. So it really depends on the theme and kind of the feel that you are looking for, for your corsage. Today we've chosen to use a very traditional red pin on corsage. I'm going to start with a very traditional red rose. You take off all the green because this will get cumbersome and get in your way. You also take off the outer petals which are called guard petals. And then you begin by wrapping non sticky floral tape around the base of the bloom. And then you kind of find the spot that you think you want to move toward here. Which would be this. And then you begin to add some accent flowers to that. Typically for a wedding you would use flowers that accentuate the color scheme and theme for the wedding. Then you add some greens to fill in here. Wrap it again. With every stem that you add, you need to add a wrap. Then you want to add something down here cause that's a little empty. And again you wrap. Ok now you have your basic look. So you kind of want to fill in to make it complete. So you want to add some more greens maybe up here cause that's a little sparse. And you hold it and you wrap it. And then I think we need something here. Lets add some of this fill which is misty. By the way this is called alstroemeria. And then hold it tight and wrap it to keep it in place. Now down here is very empty. So lets add just a bit more. Having a little greenery over there. And then you continue to wrap the stems all the way down. We are doing a pin on corsage. If you are doing a wrist corsage you would purchase the wristlet band at any craft store and attach this to that portion. You are going to cut the stems at that point and then you are going to make a bow. You take the bow and you put it very tightly up against the bottom of the blooms. You criss cross the back to secure the bow. You do the final tie, bring it up tight under the bow to secure it. Tie it in a knot and then you just add pins to the back. This is how you make a corsage for the mother of the bride or groom.

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