How to Create Your Own Wedding Bouquet

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Create wedding bouquets by hand-tying flowers together with floral tape, removing excess leaves and foliage and wrapping ribbon around the stems to add color. Put together wedding bouquets for bridesmaids and the bride with creative advice from an event coordinator in this free video on weddings.

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Hi I'm Becky Sosa with StressFreeEvents.net and I'd like to talk to you today about how to create your wedding bouquet. Well concentrate primarily right now on your bridesmaid's bouquet. You want the colors and the flowers to be similar to those in your bouquet but possibly a slightly smaller arrangement. Bouquets can range from 1 to 12 to 24 flowers depending on the type of flower. Today we're going to work with gerber daisies. Gerber daisies like to droop a little bit so you want to keep them in water as long as possible and you're going to want to remove the protective sleeve around their neck before you use them. Take the time to take any leaves off that don't seem to fit. Arrange them in such a way that gives it a little bit of shape but not too much. Once you get them pulled, make sure you do dry off the flowers before applying any tape to them. You're going to want to use floral tape which is a self sticky tape. They usually have it in green, I have some here in tan just so you can see it a little bit better. You're going to do a small arrangement here, going to take the time to quickly wrap the floral tape around the stems, not up too high but not too low. Binding the stems together but allowing them to still have their natural feel and natural balance to them. You're going to cover the floral tape with ribbon or tulle so you don't have to worry about that. If you want something a little more than just the simple arrangements, you can always add some filler flowers into the floral tape but not too many. You can wrap it with ribbon or tulle is always nice. In this case I have some black tulle because the colors in this wedding are black and pink. You don't want to go too much in the black because you aren't necessarily planning a Halloween wedding. Taking the tulle start about in the center. Crisscross it over and wrap it while crisscrossing it over until you reach the desired length of your bouquet and your floral tape is completely covered. Once you reach the bottom, tie just a slight little bow in it and cut off the extra remaining tulle. And then you're going want to go ahead and cut the stems so they're in even length in comfortable for you. This way your bridesmaid's have something small to carry and it doesn't cover up their entire dress.

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