This isn’t another “are silk flowers tacky poll”. 🙂 Basically I’m just worried about arranging my flowers at this point. I’ve been messing around with a mix of silk and real touch, and even though I haven’t tied anything together, the bouquet arrangements aren’t turning out how I imagined. Does anyone have any links to tutorials they used? I’ve looked at a few on YouTube, but would really like some additional help!
Also, if you did your own bouquets, specifically roses, how many flowers did you use for your bridal bouquet and your Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets? If you used a mix of flowers, what type of flowers did you use (and how many of each)?
Any other help you can provide? I’m a bit worried I’m going to spend more money than I planned for this trying out so many things, and I was doing it to SAVE money (and do something unique vs. ugly).
I was watching this tutorial the other night. she made a gorgeous bouquet! I’m not sure how many or what flowers we’re getting yet.. but the video is very informative about how many she includes of each kind. I think there are 3 or 4 parts to this video.
Personally I wouldnt mix silk with real touch, but thats just me. If you do all silk thats fine or all real touch but the two together will just make the silk ones look more fake. My bouquet will be real touch n then my pomanders are silk. But luckily my bouquet will be relatively easy to make because it will be made up of the same flower [calla lillies]
Ok, so I decided to do all Real Touch (TY for the suggestion @bells; my Fiance also likes the look of them much better). I took back all the silk I had, and got more RT on sale. I would LOVE to do something similar to this (or see attached), but I have no idea how they did the glitter on the larger roses. Does anyone have any ideas?
I always angle the flowers, don’t worry about the stems sticking out. When you get about 3 to 5 stems(depending on the flower size) at the correct angle. Tape them together with floral tape. Just enough to secure them and keep them from shifting. Then add another few stems, tape again. Turn the bouquet as you add more stems.
This method always works the best for me. Another tip, I always put bouquets together in front of the mirror, it helps me get a much better idea of how it’s coming along.