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DIY Floral Ceremony Backdrop by Bloom Culture Flowers

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Check out this step-by-step video tutorial on how to DIY a gorgeous floral backdrop for your wedding ceremony.


This post is part of a DIY Wedding Flower & Decor series in partnership with Bloom Culture Flowers, featuring expert decorating and floral advice from founder, Alison Fleck! This installment features an absolutely stunning DIY floral ceremony backdrop that you’ll definitely want to DIY for your own big day! xoxo, Jessica

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Yes, YOU can make this yourself, and in the video tutorial below, Alison will show you exactly how!

This post features a step-by-step video tutorial on how to DIY a gorgeous floral backdrop for your wedding ceremony. And BONUS! We’ve given all the info on the actual costs to do this at three different price points so you can choose the one that suits your budget!

Learn How to Make a DIY Floral Ceremony Backdrop!

Despite what a lot of Pinterest images lead you to believe, floral design is NOT rocket science. You’re the human, it’s a flower… standard natural hierarchy here people!

This video tutorial shows you step-by-step how to create a beautiful flower backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Once the ceremony is done, you could then repurpose it as a photo booth backdrop!

DIY Floral Backdrop Video Tutorial

So the easy/fun part is creating the backdrop but I know you’re wondering about the big question…

What is this going to cost me?

To be honest, it depends on how extravagant you want to be. But we will break it down and give you true costs and alternatives so you could create this piece with a budget starting from $345—including the backdrop frame!

Full disclosure, most wholesale flowers are not sold by the stem but by the bunch. The recipe for the backdrop is by the stem and we would use the leftover stems from the wholesale bunch in other areas of the wedding.

Supplies You’ll Need:

First things first: Supplies. Here’s exactly what we used in this video tutorial:

Supplies Total: $206

Savvy Tip!

We know the backdrop stand may seem a little pricey for some, but just remember you can always think savvy and sell it after your wedding to let other brides use it!

DIY Flower Recipe

And here are the exact floral ingredients shown in the video tutorial:

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  • 1 bunch(5) Robellini – $15 per bunch
  • ½  bunch Salal – $12 per bunch
  • ½ bunch Eucalyptus – $16 per bunch
  • ½ bunch Leather Leaf – $10 per bunch

Affordable Flowers:

  • 7 Burgundy SnapDragons – $2.5 per stem
  • 10 Mauve Stock – $1.5 – $ 1.8 per stem
  • 20 Terra-Cotta Carnations – $1 – $1.25 per stem
  • 12 White Roses – $2.2 – $2.5 per stem
  • 6 Choral Hypericum Berry – $1.75 per stem
  • ½ bunch Chamomile – $22 per bunch

Pricey Flowers:

  • 5 Spray roses – $3 per stem
  • 6 Dahlias – $3- $4 per stem
  • 12 Garden Roses – $5 – $6 per stem

Floral Total: $245 + Supplies Total: $206

= Grand Total: $451

If $450 is pushing your budget a little too far, we wanted to give you some options of different flowers you could use to bring the total cost down.

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Tips for a Mid-Budget Option

If you still want your DIY floral ceremony backdrop to have a lush look but at a more palatable price point, choose alternatives to the pricey flowers! By making a few simple swaps, you can achieve a similar look for a lower cost.

Suggested Savvy Swaps:

Spray roseMini Carnation
$3 per stem$1 per stem
$3 – $4 per stem$1.5 – $1.7 per stem
Garden RoseStandard rose
$5 – $6 per stem$2.2 – $2.5 per stem

Using chrysanthemums or cremones instead of dahlias gives you a similar look at half the cost– plus a longer-lasting flower! While garden roses are beautiful, they are among the most expensive flowers out there. You can get beautiful “standard” roses that look almost identical to garden roses at half the cost. We’d suggest using the Shimmer Rose or the Shukrani Rose.

Making these substitutions would save you $61, bringing the total cost to $390 including all of your supplies. That’s a lot more bang for your buck!

Floral Total: $184 + Supplies Total: $206

= Grand Total: $390

Tips for a Budget-Savvy Option

And because we want to give you ALL of the cost-saving alternatives for your own DIY floral ceremony backdrop, here’s some ideas that will:

✓ Give you a similar look
✓ Use fewer flowers
✓ Save you the most money
✓ Require the least amount of work to make

  1. Swap out the floral foam garland for a pre-made greenery garland. This means half of the work is already done for you, and then you’ll just need to add a few flowers on top. Bonus! This one is the most eco-friendly of the options because it does not require a floral foam garland.
  2. Use the more cost-conscious flower options listed below to achieve the same look and feel as the video tutorial.
3Burgundy SnapDragons$2.5 per stem $7.50
5Mauve Stock$1.5 – $ 1.8 per stem$9
15Terra-Cotta Carnations $1 – $1.25 per stem$18.75
10Shukrani Roses $2.2 – $2.5 per stem$25
10White Roses$2.2 – $2.5 per stem$25
5Choral Hypericum Berry$1.75 per stem$8.75
½bunch Chamomile$22 per bunch$11
1greenery garland (5-feet in length)$15 / linear foot$75

Flower Total: $179 + Supplies Total: $166

= Grand Total: $345

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I hope this shows that YOU HAVE OPTIONS! Don’t feel like your ability or flower budget is limiting what you can achieve!

We hope you love this DIY floral ceremony backdrop tutorial and that is inspires and empowers you to consider DIYing your wedding day florals!

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More about Bloom Culture

At Bloom Culture we help you through the entire process, taking your needs and wants—along with your budget—into account and create a DIY flower option for you that checks all the boxes! With over 10  years of floral and wedding experience, we know what is in season, how much it costs, and what will look good together. We take a guided approach to DIY wedding flowers ensuring we do the hard part so you can do the fun part!

Content designed, created, and written by Alison Fleck of Bloom Culture Flowers • Photography: Amanda Watson Photography


Alison is a Martha Stewart Top Floral Designer and the founder of Bloom Culture– where we help couples through the entire process of DIY wedding flowers. We take your needs and wants—along with your budget—into account to create a DIY flower plan just for you that checks all the boxes! We take a guided approach to DIY wedding flowers ensuring we do the hard part so you can do the fun part!