Your wedding day will be one of the most amazing days of your life — but it can also be one of the most stressful days if you’re not careful. It’s estimated that about half of all women find planning their wedding far more stressful than they pictured. It takes each one an average of 11 hours each week spent on planning alone.
Part of the stress of wedding planning can come from the amount of money often spent on planning weddings. You can save on your wedding planning process by handling some of the details by yourself. However, conversely, you may feel as if choosing to DIY some of your wedding simply adds to the stress. But there is one thing that you can handle on your own, without much-added effort or stress — just a bit of creativity! In fact, you may find this particular part of wedding planning somewhat relaxing.
Handling your own floral arrangements may seem a little intimidating at first — but you’ll find that at the very least, you’ll be able to handle a simple bridal bouquet in no time. Not only will you be able to handle your floral arrangements on your own, making sure that they’re exactly what you want them to be; you’ll also be able to save a lot of money. Keep in mind that though your flowers are only temporary and you’ll spend a lot on them if you buy them from a professional florist. And anyway, who knows what you want from floral arrangements better than you do? With that being said, let’s look into some tips on creating the best possible DIY floral arrangements.
1. Choose Your Style
There are a lot of different styles when it comes to wedding bouquets and flower arrangements. Typically, you’ll want your floral centerpieces and other flower arrangements to correspond to your bouquet, while not mimicking it exactly. However, that doesn’t mean that your bouquet has to be over the top. There is a lot of beauty to a simple bridal bouquet, especially if you’re creating it on your own. A simple bridal bouquet can have a lot of style, and many people find that a simple bouquet often reflects their true personalities more than something over the top would.
The key to expressing yourself with a simple bridal bouquet is linking it to your wedding colors, or even perhaps the season. For example, if you’re getting married during the fall, you may like the idea of a bridal bouquet that incorporates reds, coppers, and oranges. A springtime bouquet, on the other hand, may lean more towards blues and pinks, as well as purples. Consider bringing not only the flowers, but the finishings of the bouquet into your sense of style. Consider the ribbons or twine that you’ll tie up your bouquet with — even a piece of lace can make quite an impact.
2. Source From Wholesale Florists
While you may not want your entire floral arrangements handled by a professional florist, you’ll have to get your flowers from somewhere. With that being said, consider sourcing them from a wholesale florist, where you’ll be able to buy flowers in bulk without having to pay for an arrangement that you don’t necessarily want. This is much more cost-effective than buying smaller groupings of flowers and then arranging them yourself — it’s definitely better to have too many flowers versus too little.
3. Consider Working With Bridal Boutiques
Bridal boutiques often offer cost-effective tips and even classes on handling things like your floral arrangements on your own. You may even be able to create your bouquet at a bridal boutique, depending on the package offered. This way, you can still handle your bouquet or other arrangements on your own, without feeling completely in the dark! It’s a perfect compromise if you’re a bride on a budget, still hoping to receive some degree of guidance.
Remember — you’re getting married! Relax, don’t sweat the small things, and you’ll have a bouquet to be proud of.