Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Learn How To Make Wedding Flowers: Can You Really Pull It Off For Your Wedding?


By Sophia Rodriguez

If you want to learn how to make wedding flowers in time to pull it off for your wedding, you will need a plan of action. Much of the work that goes into wedding flowers is all about the organization. If you can plan the flowers you will need, make lists of what you will need and a plan of action in a calendar, odds are, you are well on your way to making wedding flowers for a wedding; whether it is your wedding of a friend or family member or for yourself.

Craftiness and resourcefulness are also good qualities to have when you learn how to make wedding flowers. You don`t have to have a degree in floristry to be able to follow good instructions and make beautiful wedding bouquets. If you can make a bow and a reasonably enjoyable bouquet in a vase when you get cello wrapped flowers, then you can make your own wedding flowers.

The first step in learning how to make wedding flowers is to make a list of all the people who will need flowers at your wedding. The ladies will include the bride, the maid of honor, the bridesmaids, the flower girl, the mothers and grandmothers. The gentlemen will include the groom, the best man, the ushers, the ring bearer, the fathers and the grandfathers.

Find pictures of the bouquets you would like for the bride and her attendants. Every other flower at a wedding should revolve around the bride`s bouquet. For example, if the bride holds a handheld bouquet of calla lilies and roses, her bridesmaids should also be carrying a bouquet of either callas or roses. The mothers and grandmothers should ideally have a corsage of roses.

For the men, the groom should have a mini calla and the ushers could either have mini callas or roses. The fathers should have boutonnieres created with roses in the same shade as the bride`s.

Once you have determined and written out what everyone will be wearing or holding for flowers at the wedding, it`s time to make a shopping list.

Make a list of the flowers and amounts of flowers you will need to accomplish all these flowers for the wedding. Then, make a separate list of the floral supplies you will need to put them together. For example, ribbon, corsage pins, wristlets, floral tape, etc...

On your calendar, write out when you will shop or order what to make sure you get everything in good time to not stress out when it comes down to making the flowers. As for techniques for making the actual bouquets and boutonnieres, there is a book called: Unleash Your Inner Florist: How To Make Wedding And Special Event Flowers that teaches step by step how to make wedding flowers. This book also tells you when to make what so that everything is still fresh for your wedding and has charts displaying how long each flower lasts, when they are in season and which flowers come in which colors. It also covers silk flowers as well as fresh flowers. It is a wealth of information for the price. This book sells as a make your own flowers ebook for only $19.99. You can also order it as a paper book at your local book store or on Amazon. If you want to read more about how to make your own wedding flowers, read my blog HERE: How to make wedding flowers.

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