If you have ever looked through a bridal magazine, then you are lead to believe that there are many different types of wedding
But in fact there are really only three different types of wedding bouquets...
- Posy bouquet.
- Teardrop bouquet.
- Sheath bouquet.
A posy bouquet is a simple wedding bouquet, in a circular shape.
A teardrop is shaped like a bunch of grapes- wide at the top, and tappering to a point down the bottom.
A sheath is a long shape of flowers, that is laid accross the arm.
All other bouquets are just variations of the above types.
Real Flowers Versus Silk Flowers
A wedding bouquet can be made out of 2 different types of flowers... silk flowers, or fresh flowers.
The most popular is a wedding bouquet made from fresh flowers. This is usually because brides believe that fresh flowers look
better than silk flowers.
In the past this was true, but today you can buy silk flowers that look indistinguishable from fresh flowers.
There are several advantages to using silk flowers in wedding bouquets...
- Silk flowers are much less expensive. (Typically, a wedding bouquet made with silk flowers will cost less than half the price)
- Silk flowers aren't seasonal, so you can use the flowers you want all your round, regardless of when the wedding is.
- Silk flowers aren't affected by heat. If you use fresh flowers, and the wedding is on a hot day, often the flowers will be wilting half-way through the reception.
- Silk flowers are easy to work with. Fresh flowers are fragile, and very easy to bruise. If you are making your own bouquet, then you will find it much easier with silk flowers.
- Silk flowers don't need preserving. If you want to keep your bouquet after the wedding, and you have fresh flowers, the bouquet will need to be preserved, which can be very costly. A silk bouquet can be kept as-is.
How to make a wedding bouquet
Most brides get a florist to make their wedding bouquet, not realising that they could quite easily make their own, particularly
if they are using silk flowers.
The biggest benefit with making your own wedding bouquet is cost- it is considerably cheaper to make your own, rather than pay someone else to make the wedding bouquet.
There are other benefits as well though, such as:
- You can make sure the wedding bouquet looks exactly how you would like.
- You dont have to worry about the florist not delivering the bouquet in time (this does happen!)
- You can experiment with different style bouquets, before deciding on exactly what you want.
It is much easier to make a bouquet than you think. I have a webpage that shows you exactly what to do, here.
I also have an inexpensive DVD, where I show you exactly how to make a bouquet, step by step.
|How to make a wedding bouquet
13 Steps that show how to make your own wedding bouquet...
Pictures of wedding bouquets
It's often very useful to look at pictures of bouquets before you decide on the bouquet you want for youself. This allows
you to see lots of different styles, and to pick out a bouquet that will suit your dress.
Here are some photographs of some bouquets I have made recently...
For more photos, please visit Pictures of wedding bouquets.
Miscellaneous Bouquet Articles...
If you decide to go with a fresh-flower bouquet, and you want to keep it after the wedding, then you will need to look at
your different options for preserving the bouquet. This article goes into details about the 4 different options...
- Air Drying
- Freeze Drying
- Placing in an air tight container.
- And having a silk replica made.
Even when you have a silk wedding bouquet, it wont stay in perfect condition forever. But by spending a little time (approximately
10 minutes every 6 months), you can keep your bouquet in pristine condition, with a plastic bag, and some rice. This article
will let you know exactly what you need to do to keep your bouquet looking like it did on your wedding day.
Most brides want to have a classic wedding bouquet, but a few brides dare to be a bit different, and want their bouquet to
make a statement. This article has some suggestions about how to make a really interesting bouquets, that guests will still
be talking about, years after the wedding!
Picking a wedding bouquet can be very hard. You have to consider all sorts of things when deciding on your bouquet, including...
- Is the bouquet within your budget?
- Will it suit your dress?
- Does it suit the theme of the wedding?
- And does the wedding bouquet suit your body shape?
It's important to get this right (choosing the wrong type of wedding bouquet will highlight your worst features, rather than show-off your assets), and this article goes into more detail about some of the things you'll need to consider...
As I mentioned above, a bouquet can be made with fresh or silk flowers. There are pros and cons to each, as they are quite
Before deciding on the flowers you want to use in your wedding bouquet, I highly recommend reading this article, so that you
can make a more informed decision.
Once the wedding is over, you have to decide what to actually do with your bouquet. This article goes into 3 different options
for displaying your wedding bouquet(On a table, on a shelf, or in a glass cabinet), and also covers 4 important points that
you should consider before deciding where the bouquet will go.
Choosing colors can seem like an art-form, but there are certain techniques and methods behind it. One technique is complimentary
colors. It sounds complicated, but this article will show you how to choose the best colors for your wedding bouquet using
a simple wheel.
One of the most popular types of wedding bouquet is the red rose bouquet. They are quite easy to make, and this article shows
how to make your own, in just 8 easy steps.
An interesting article by Claire Bowes. Although she assumes you'll be using fresh flowers for your wedding bouquet, there
is still a lot to learn from this article. Such as a brief history of wedding flowers, as well as information on the emotion
each type of flower represents, and the different flowers you may need at your wedding.
If you need to save money on your wedding bouquet, there are several different options, including making your own, or using
silk flowers. This article by Glenda Erceg covers some other options, and is a must read if you want to get your wedding bouquet
as cheaply as possible.