(Closed) DIY Rose bouquet question

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
170 posts
Blushing bee

I made a rose bouquet for a july wedding and I think whether you need to wire or not depends on two factors :

1) Size of the Bouquet: The bigger the more bent the outside stems will be and the more likely to break. I used ~18 roses and there was no need for wiring, just floral table and ribbon.

 2)Quality of the Roses: The nicer the roses the less likely they’ll break. 

 Definitely do a test run beforehand, it will spare you a lot of stress down the road.

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

i’ve done different ones for other weddings but i did all rose for my own.  i didn’t wire them, and i don’t usually wire stems of bouquets i do. here’s mine from non-pro pics, hopefully i’ll have good ones from the photog for my recaps!


like vyeta7 says, get quality roses and you won’t need to wire them.  keeping them in water as long as possible also helps.  wiring simply helps hold the rose up at the neck where it goes limp first.  wiring doesn’t hurt the roses (IMO, but some florists disagrees) if you want the added security but not doing so save a lot of work.  also for the closeup shots, the wire will show easy on your bouquet.  PM me if you have more questions 🙂

Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I made a 34 rose bouquet and only needed the tape.  Here’s how it turned out:

Post # 7
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I made my bouquet as well, it consisted of about 30 large head roses and 15 mini calla lilies…  I didn’t even know about step wiring!!!  Mine worked perfectly.   I think you need to wire steps if your flowers are clustered and you leave the stems long.

Post # 8
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

i had about 20 roses in my bouquet, and didn’t need to wire. i just started with two roses, taped them together, and kept wrapping as i added roses. 🙂

Post # 10
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

corsages are often harder than bouts, but still very diy-able.  i highly suggest not doing a lot of fresh ones yourself because they can be quite time consuming (depending on how complicated they are).  i definitely recommend trial runs.  here’s the tutorial i did awhile back, hopefully it’s of help:


Post # 12
4 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am considering making my own bouquet as well. I found this website online http://www.bunchesdirect.com, it offers low cost/bulk wholesale flowers as well as premade wedding arrangements. All are delivered right to your door. Worth checking out if you feel like being creative or are looking for something inexpensive.

Pearl Passion

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