(Closed) Best ribbon for a hand-tied bouquet?

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hey!  I am not a pro yet, but I was thinking about your question and I think that a thicker ribbon might be better because less ribbon would over the whole stem.  Opposed to a thin ribbon that would take several more wraps around the stem to actually cover it.


For example a 3″ ribbon might take 5 times around to cover the whole stem, while a thinner, 1″ ribbon might take 8 times around the stem to cover it.  Less length would be used with the ticker ribbon.

Post # 5
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used organdy b/c I liked the look and only went around a couple of times for my tiny bouquet.  It took several times around for my bms’ bouquets.  Thick 1″ grosgrain works really well –I used it for my toss bouquet.  Any ribbon is fine really.  Lighter ribbon shows flaws more (slanted wrapping, water stains, etc.).

Post # 6
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I made handtied silk bouquets.  I used two types of ribbon – satin and organza.  A pro of the satin is that it won’t stretch.  Thus when you wrap the stems, it won’t get loose or anything.  Then I added a layer of organza over the satin.  I wrapped it so that you can still see the satin ribbon below (sort of a criss-cross pattern).  Organza over satin looks very stunning by the way!  Pros of the organza – it is sheer and adds some luster!  If you used just organza, you’d still see the stems below.  This can be a pro or a con.  I think the shearness of it gives off more of a casual look.  I’ve really never seen any other ribbons used besides those too. 

As far as thickness, I think that any thickness over 1″ will do.  Obviously the thicker the ribbon, the less times you have to wrap it.  If it’s too thick, it may be harder to tightly wrap it.

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