Flower 101: Important Design Elements for DIY Arrangements Using Wholesale Flowers!
Although we wish we could just throw flowers together and make it look amazing we know we need to do a little research before doing DIY wedding flowers. Our Flower 101 section guides you in floral care, design elements, and professional tips so that you can purchase wholesale flowers and end up with amazing DIY arrangements.
CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY!
- TEXTURE: You can’t just stick random flowers all together and expect them to look perfect. Your best bet is to use multiples of 3, 5 ,and 7 of each type of flower in an arrangement. Using odd numbers makes a triangular pattern that does not make an arrangement look too planned. You do not need to have each type of flower placed exactly the same distance from each other, but making sure each type of flower is on the front, back, and sides, is a great way to maintain consistency. This way you will have an even spread of flowers with a bit of consistency. Texture also refers to the shape of flowers, the fluffiness, the hardness, the shine, and dullnes. Keep in mind that it is good to mix a few textures but too many will make a cluttered and non-consistent texture! To learn how to pick DIY wedding flowers using text check out our TEXTURE post. The picture below nicely displays what we mean by textures.
- COLOR: In the same way you would have consistency with different types of flowers you want to create a similar pattern with colors. Remember, to create a type of rhythm with the colors that instates a flow of color. Choose flower colors that compliment each other and create texture, it is just as important as being consistent in their pattern.
This color palette above is from theperfectpalette.com, check them out for more inspiration that will get you making perfect color palettes. Using 3 main colors are great for designing a wedding flower design. Flowers are great because they provide extra texture using natural shading. More than 5 colors is usually too cluttered. Also remember that greenery does not count as a color in the palette, greenery is always a great addition and base to all arrangements!
- SHAPE. There are quite a lot of floral design shapes! Luckily the wildflower trend that is so popular today makes imperfect shapes popular. Imperfect shapes are much easier to make than very specific and technical arrangements. Remember that bouquets are much easier to make without using foam. The only time we suggest using foam for a bouquet is when you are designing a cascading bouquet and you have had at least one practice run! We recommend using floral foam for most centerpieces and arrangements! Check out the shapes below and see how to build them out of floral foam.
Remember there is plenty you can learn to get the most our of your DIY Wedding flowers. For more information download Blooms By The Box DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers!