Making Your Own Wedding Flowers
When I was getting married, I had a really romantic idea of doing my own flowers and then I tried making a bouquet and made such a balls of it that I agreed that it was a job for the professionals!
I followed tutorials from YouTube and Pinterest and my creations never looked the same. I’m pretty good at DIY but floristry is actually really specialised. I think loose centrepieces can be ok but if you are particular about how your flowers look then probably best to leave it to the pros!
In saying that, if you are dead set on creating your own masterpieces or if you have someone in the family that can create, here is what you need to know….
- You will need to do a few practice runs until you are happy. Don’t leave it until the night before or morning of as if something goes wrong you won’t be prepared.
- There are some great YouTube tutorials for simple bouquets and that should help you along the way.
- Kays Flower School is highly recommended and you could learn how to do your bouquets there.
- Watch your wedding timeline. You will need to prepare your floral pieces either the day before or morning of the wedding.
- Some flowers wilt very fast so you may have to wait until the final hour. If you prepare the day before, you will need to store in water in a cold room or even walk in fridge at your venue. The morning of, its worth pruning to clip off fading leaf or buds.
- When it comes to sourcing, there are wholesalers all over the country but the most accessible for once off projects is Joseph M Duffy & Sons in Smithfield Market. I published a post on this and you can read all about it here.
There is a lot to it but it can be so rewarding knowing that you have created your very own masterpieces!
Good luck with it!
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