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Tips for DIYing Your Wedding Flowers

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Get tips for DIYing your wedding flowers from wedding design expert Matthew Robbins. Don’t miss these tips to get the best results with your DIY efforts!


When it comes to planning a wedding, the budget is everything. One of the most expensive parts of your special day? Flowers. Here at BSB, we share lots of ways to decorate your wedding without flowers to save money. But if you’re on a tight budget and have your heart set on beautiful blooms, there’s hope for you yet!

Celebrity events and wedding planner Matthew Robbins explains, “Flowers are like great jewelry—they help finish your look!” In order to create a beautiful look without breaking the bank, Matthew has come up with some amazing, easy-to-follow tips that will help you achieve the wedding look of your dreams. Check out his tips for DIYing your wedding flowers below:

1. Start with Your Color Palette

When choosing the style for your bouquet or centerpieces, start with an overall color palette you want to stick to rather than the flowers you love the most. Arrangments are more easily put together when they are defined by season, shape and color. You can simply pull in flowers of any type to suit your desired aesthetic.

2. Visit Your Local Flower Market

If you really want to save money, consider hitting your local flower market rather than going through a florist.  Arm yourself with inspiration images before you head over so you can compare flowers and find what you’re looking for. DIYing your flowers doesn’t have to be a drag, thanks to resources like our friends at Bloom Culture Flowers, Blooms by the Box, Fifty Flowers, ProFlowers, who all have wonderful tutorials available on their websites. Not to mention, you could just order your flowers from any of these partners.

3. Focus on a Few Flowers

Choose three to five different flowers to create the dimension and form you wish to achieve for your bouquet or centerpiece. Use these focus blooms in your bouquets, centerpieces, and other arrangements to keep your florals cohesive. You can then add fillers like greenery and baby’s breath to create your desired fullness.

4. Stick with What’s Available

Sometimes the flowers we want aren’t in season, and of course, that adds to the dilemma of having to either pay more to have them or improvise and work with what you can. For fall brides, Matthew suggests using dahlias, hydrangeas, and garden roses because they are always in abundance and make gorgeous full bouquets.

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