Not so long ago, just the idea of using artificial flowers for a bouquet was enough to nearly give most brides cold feet – but not anymore. As of right now, artificial flowers are very much in, and what’s more, they’re also super affordable and will last a lifetime. How’s that?
If you’re currently considering creating your very own artificial bouquets without acquiring the help of a professional, the great news is that creating artificial bouquets is incredibly easy. That is, so long as you’ve got a creative eye, a glue gun, and a simple and easy-to-follow tutorial.
Luckily enough, we’ve got that last part covered! To make sure that you’re able to bring your floral dream to life and create the perfect wedding bouquet for the blushing bride and her bridesmaids, read on for everything you need to know to create a stunning arrangement from the comfort of your very own home.
Step One: Pick Your Flowers!
Before you’re going to be able to even think about doing anything else, you’re first going to need to make sure that you’re taking the time to pick out which flowers you would like to opt for.
Seeing as it’s going to be your wedding day, we’re sure that you’ll agree with us when we say that picking out the perfect flowers will be nothing short of easy- so you’ll need to allow yourself plenty of time prior to the wedding to decide between different options.
On average, a traditional wedding bouquet (regardless of whether artificial or fresh flowers are being used) typically tends to contain around 5-6 variants of flowers, although this isn’t always the case. Ideally, you should aim to incorporate all of the colors from your chosen color theme, or at least make sure that the flowers that you do choose compliment the rest of your wedding decor/theme.
When you visit your local florist or craft store to check out the different types of flowers, we recommend pulling out some of your favorite flowers that catch your eye, and then begin to play around with the colors and styles.
For the most part, you should aim to pick artificial flowers that are the same length to make sure that your bouquet is neat and tidy, although do keep in mind that some artificial flowers come with the option to snap the stems in sections.
Just to summarise, your bouquet should contain flowers that all complement the color theme of your wedding, while also complementing each other’s different colors and textures. If you feel that you might need a little extra help to pick out your bouquet, we recommend that you take your wedding theme colors with you in your purse, so that you can refer to the colors while choosing your bouquet of artificial flowers.
Step Two: Make Sure You’ve Got The Right Equipment
So, as soon as you’ve selected the artificial flowers that you want to use to create your wedding bouquet, you will then need to make sure that you’ve got all of the right equipment so that you can actually make the bouquet!
First things first, you’re going to want to make sure that you’ve got a safe, appropriate space to make your bouquet in. As you’re going to be using a variety of different equipment, we recommend that you choose a spot in your home that is spacious enough to allow you to fit your artificial flowers and equipment.
In addition to that, we also recommend that you make sure that you create your bouquets away from any children or pets, as you’re going to be using hot glue, scissors, and more to bring your floral arrangements to life.
Check out the list below to see what you’ll need to create your floral arrangements:
- A craft knife
- Craft scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon to tie the bouquet (if you need a recommendation, these work with a variety of colors)
- Stem tape
Once you have all of the necessary equipment, as we have already mentioned above, the next step will be to transfer your chosen flowers and equipment to your workspace.
Remember, you’re going to be working with a variety of potentially dangerous equipment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re using them away from children/pets, while also making sure that you have plenty of room to safely use all of the equipment.
Step Three: Start With The Stems
As soon as you’ve prepared everything you’ll need and you’re ready to start, the first thing to do will be to focus on the stems. Taking your craft knife, gently begin to trim the stems to the desired length that you would like.
Alongside that, you may also trim away any artificial leaves and thorns as you see fit, although do keep in mind that real flowers tend to have more leaves and green around the head of the flower, so try not to remove too much from the top. Once you are happy, secure the stems together with green tape.
Step Four: Create Your Floral Arrangement
After you have prepared the stems, you can now begin creating your wedding bouquet arrangement!
Although this part will be entirely up to you, we do recommend that you choose around three flowers that will create the focal point, and then begin adding additional flowers and finishing touches until you’re completely happy with how the flowers look.
Step Five: Enhance Your Bouquet
As soon as you’ve created your floral bouquet, you will then have the option to add any additional accessories in accordance with your preferences.
Many brides opt to add in pearl sticks, gems, and even glitter to give their bouquet a touch of magic ready for the big day. Remember, this step is entirely optional, so don’t feel as though you have to if you are happy with how your flowers look alone.