(Closed) How do I make my BM bouquets and GM boutineers

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have an inspiration picture?  That would help tell us what style you are looking for.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

In the DIY section with reception and ceremony decor, there are some awesome, step byy step pics of how other bees have worked with silk and natural flowers.  Check them out….as tksjewelry said, pics of what you have in mind will help.   save-on-crafts.com also has how to posts within the flower selectons to help you make all sorts of florals

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You might want to check out the library, bookstores, Michaels, and/or Joanns for some how to books. Also, try doing a search on utube for wedding bouquet tutorials.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I made my boutonnieres out of silk flowers.  It’s basically just a single flower or a small bunch of small flowers, plus maybe a leaf or I used some crystal garland cut up into small pieces. And then you just hot glue ribbon around the stems.  The second picture is the groom’s one, I added a seahorse charm to make it different. (And I also had a big seahorse charm on my bouquet stem to match.)  It’s really easy and with the fake flowers you can do it way ahead of time. I also got some crystal-headed pins to attach them to the shirts.

Below is a collection of boutonnieres for the groomsmen, the fathers, the best man, groom, and corsages for the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmother.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@xshellx2003: I did the bouquets and bouts for my sister’s wedding. We used real flowers. I will say this…floral tape and floral wire are awesome.

Since the flowers we used (spider mums) have big heads…

  • I added all of the flowers I wanted to the bouquet and then wrapped them all at the same time with the floral wire at the top, middle and base of the stems.
  • I then went over that with the floral tape so that the bouquet would hold it’s shape
  • I then wrapped the stem (b/c my sister wanted the stems to show at the bottom) with ribbon. Black for us BMs and Ivory and Gold for the bridal bouquet and toss bouquet.
  • I did them the night before so I left the stems a little longer than the bride wanted…but I snipped them the day of the wedding (florists recommend that if you will be placing them back in water)
  • I basically used the same method for the bouts except it was a single flower and a grape leaf.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How much time did it take you to do the flowers for your sisters wedding? I am thinking about the DIY approch – b/c they are just so freaking expensive!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@JamaicaBride   How many flowers did you put in the bouquets?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@YellowBee3: It took abt 2 hours to do:

  • bridal bouquet
  • toss  bouquet
  • 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets
  • 3 mini-bouquets for the MOB, MOG, an GMOG
  • 8 bouts

I had my “helpers” strip the flowers of the leaves prior to starting the process and I think it took 3 of them an hour to do them all. We ordered 130 spider mums. Honestly, if you have a plan of attack…the actual “creation” process goes pretty smoothly. Once I got the first bouquet figured out, the rest were pretty easy.

 

@Nola: The bridal bouquet ended up having about 24 spider mums, 3 hydrangea, and 7 aspidistra leaves… and was HUGE…but my sister wanted huge =). The Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets had about 15 spider mums. The ones for the moms had 1 aspidistra leaf and 4 spider mums.

A pic of my mom and her bouquet….

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@JamaicaBride Thank you so much!  I am trying to figure out how many flowers I need to order. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Nola: 130 was more than enough for everything we did. I had enough left to make the two floral arrangements for the columns. We ordered extra b/c I ended up snapping some stems during the process so it was nice to have extra.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

youtube it! you’d be surprise with what you can find there..tutorial videos are available. =)

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