How to Make a DIY Hydrangea and Rose Bouquet
Ordering wholesale flowers online and making arrangements is a great option for couples looking to save their wallet on their wedding day. Budget brides who make their wedding bouquets often rely on easy wedding flower designs that create affordable bouquets in style.
Great do-it-yourself advice is to make simple flower arrangements with large flowers in bright colors. Using a few large flowers will cut down the total amount of flowers needed per bouquet, making them simpler to put together. Also, relying on color for texture is a smart technique because you are not an expert at creating professional shapes and textures. Read the step by step instructions to learn how simple it is to make professional looking bouquets when you use these do-it-yourself wedding flower secrets.
Gather two large white hydrangeas and one mini green hydrangea; this will be the base and core of your bouquet. Wrap the three stems with floral tape to secure the center of your bouquet. Keep the green in the middle to break up the white and start a pattern. Using stem wrap is simple, when pulled tight it adheres to itself!
When using large flowers like hydrangeas with smaller flowers like roses, threading is an effective technique to create and even patterned bouquet. Insert the very end of the stem through the florets of the hydrangea and thread the stem through just like you are sewing.
Grab the stem and pull it through the space in the hydrangeas, just like putting a needle and thread through fabric. This will allow you to have roses poking out of the hydrangeas which will help you make a more consistent color pattern.
Continue to add to your pattern and secure the flowers with stem wrap. Once you have created the size you desire, use stem wrap to secure all the flowers together tightly. Next, cut all the stems so they are the same length.
There are many ways to secure ribbon and create your bouquet wrap. You can use corsage pins to create a beautiful corseted look or you can use floral adhesive to hide all mechanics. When using corsage pins make sure you are pushing the pins into the stems vertically so the ends do not poke out the other side.
Make sure you have a way to keep the bouquet hydrated until you are ready to use it. Leaving some room at the bottom of the stems so you can place the bouquet in a vase with an inch or two of water is the best way to go. Keep in mind that you can arrange the bouquets the day before the wedding so you do not have to feel rushed on your wedding day.
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.